Bhakti Without Borders blends melodies from the East Indian Bhakti tradition with the folk, bluegrass and country elements of traditional American and Irish music. The result is a sound that is both fresh and familiar. All profits from this record will go towards education for girls in Vrindavan, India.
The album has been put together by singer and assistant producer Madi Das, under the guidance of producer and popular Kirtan artist, Dave Stringer.
Bringing together an assembly of 12 women who each have their own blend of bhakti sounds, the album is a beautiful mix of the East meets the West.
Our Conscious Music Spotlight is the first single Shri Radhe from the album featuring the voice of Chaytanya who has worked with the likes of Dub Kirtan All Stars, Srikala and The Luminaries.
The project organiser Madi Das grew up in the Vaishnava tradition of Bhakti Yoga. At age 7 he went to boarding school in India where he spent 8 years learning kirtan, becoming fluent in Hindi, and making lifelong friends. Now stateside, he works as an entertainment executive in Hollywood. In his debut album, Madi seeks to bridge his disparate worlds of Hindi and Hollywood.
Check out this week’s Conscious Music Spotlight and buy the album at Bandcamp here.