Live Ananda’ is the first-time release of live recordings of classic Krishna Das favorites drawn from his early studio recordings. These tracks capture the depth and spirit of the group of chanters on a 3-day retreat in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Krishna Das, accompanied by tabla, khol mridanga, bass, violin, flute, and cymbals, blends the musical and spiritual tradition of the east with the voice of the west to create this rendition of call-and-response chanting that lead us into Ananda Happiness and our true state of Being. ” Krishna Das is a Grammy nominated singer of Indian style chanting, known as kirtan.
Layering traditional Hindu chants with instantly accessible melodies and modern instrumentation, Krishna Das has been called yoga’s “rock star”. With a remarkably soulful voice that touches the deepest chord in even the most casual listener, Krishna Das has taken the call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the best-selling chant artist of all time, with over 300,000 albums sold, as well as books, and is the subject of the 2012 documentary film “One Track Heart – The Story of Krishna Das.”