Emam & Friends
Presents:
Y A S H O D A
vocalist
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Originally from Poland, Yashoda began singing Kirtan (devotional music of India) in 1986, when she visited Hairakhan Vishva Maha Dham, a beautiful ashram established by Babaji at the foothills of the Himalayas. Since then, fascinated by the Indian culture, she has traveled regularly to Asia focusing on her spiritual development as well as singing.
Yashoda has been featured on many performances by "Emam & Friends" in Europe and the USA.
In Spring 2010 Music Today released "Jai Ganesha", the latest album by "Emam & Friends", which features Yashoda's vocals on five songs, including two (Come to Poland and Carpe Diem), with her Polish lyrics.
Yashoda’s solo album of Kirtan titled "Longing For The Divine" has been released with ethno-jazz arrangements. The album features Indian classical musicians: Mukesh Sharma (Delhi) on sarod, Prateek Chaudhuri (Delhi) on sitar, Arshad Khan (Delhi) on tabla; Jazz musicians from Poland: Slawek Dudar (Wroclaw) on sax, Marcin Spera (Wroclaw) on acoustic bass (contrabass) as well as Daniel Berkman (San Francisco) on kora (African harp).
Yashoda’s album presents a successful combination of such different musical inspirations - a quiet, meditative kirtan, traditional motorized tabla, charming sarod, soothing sitar and jazzy saxophone. You can hear that Yashoda feels great in this repertoire - slowly evolving musical phrases, in an interesting way to lead the entire musical narration with her soothing tone of voice. The multi voice parts sound really magical. The vocal parts show Yashoda's devotion, reflection, humility and the joy of singing mantras.
Yashoda holds a masters degree in Psychology from the University of Wroclaw (Poland).
Please check out Yashoda's web site:
Yashoda.us

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