Longing For The Divine
Eternal Music Digital Release
Longing for the Divine is a collection of devotional songs from India (Kirtan), presented in a World Fusion style. It was recorded in India, Poland and California and produced by Emam and Yashoda.
Thanks to some amazing musical friends, this album brings together Indian classical music, Jazz, African sound, rhythms on tabla and dumbak with wonderful vocal melodies and harmonies from Yashoda.
Over the years, Yashoda and Emam have spent many months in Hairakhan, Maha Avatar Babaji's beautiful ashram, in the foothills of the Himalayas. Emam visited Hairakhan in 1978 for the first time and spent much time with Babaji prior to his Maha Samadhi in 1984. Yashoda visited Hairakhan in 1986, for the first time. The songs heard on this album, are their interpretations and arrangements of chants they learned at the ashram. The lyrics are powerful healing Sanskrit mantras, set to beautiful melodies and sung with much love and devotion.
We hope you enjoy the album and sing along to increase the healing powers of each song's mantra. We have the lyrics on the individual web page for each song. Click on the song name to see the web page for the song,
where you will hear the music and see the lyrics.
Please feel free to send us your comments (email address on our contact page).
We would appreciate your help in getting the word out to all kirtan lovers you know.
Thank you for visiting our site and may these songs bring you peace and joy!
Featured Musicians
Yashoda Mukesh Sharma Daniel Berkman Prateek Chaudhuri Slawek Dudar
Marcin Spera Ahsan Ali Khan Arshad Khan Emam Shabda Kahn
Yashoda (USA/Poland): vocals
Mukesh Sharma (India): sarod (on #1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Daniel Berkman (USA): kora (on #1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Prateek Chaudhuri (India): sitar (on #3, 4, 5)
Slawek Dudar (Poland): saxophone (on #1, 4, 7, 8)
Marcin Spera (Poland): bass
Ahsan Ali Khan (India): sarangi
Arshad Khan (India): tabla (on all except #10)
Shabda Kahn (USA): vocals (on #9)
Emam (USA/Iran): dumbak (on #2, 3, 4 & 7), tabla (on #10)
Yashoda and Emam's adaptations and arrangements
of traditional devotional music from India
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Published by: Emam & Friends - BMI
Cover Photos by Tulsi & Yashoda
Cover Design by Emam