With all your beautiful blessings and support we at Kamini Music have done quite well in 2018 so far! I write to you because I truly feel that each and everyone you has supported me so much along my journey. Here are some quick updates:
1) First of all, I’d like to thank Ethnocloud – world music website- for their continued support. No Sorrow (by Atmasandhi) is at the top of top charts on number 1 for video in January. CLICK HERE to listen!
2) We are also releasing a brand new album, SUNRISE, and 2 music videos on Feb 10 at Moon & Sixpence Music and Art house in Modesto, CA. You may RSVP here. We will also be having a Central California (Modesto, Merced, Visalia, Fresno) tour for our album. Another CD and video release party will be held on March in LA. More details to follow soon.
3) I will be playing Bhajans at Sindhi Temple on Feb 18, 5:30-7:00pm for Shivaratri.
4) On the 24th (Saturday), I will be holding my first Kirtan this year in Simi Valley, CA. More info and RSVP available here.
5) A huge shout out to Elephant Journal for publishing my article! They are the best in their genre guys with over a million circulation!! So this is BIG for us! Read the article here:
Dear Friends it has been a while since I posted and it feels like years have gone by 🙂
Some of you know that I recently started working on a full time project for an amazing vegan skin care company so it has been taking lot of my time and attention. Nevertheless, I am back and plan to post more regularly.
On another note, we are planning to do something rather unusual- we are planning to record LIVE with all of you for our upcoming Kirtan Album. This will be on Saturday, Dec 16th at 7:00 PM in Simi Valley. Please RSVP here CLICK HERE
Kamini Music would like to Thank each and everyone of you for attending our Launch Party !! It was so much fun to see all of you and share Raga based Kirtans. Thanks to all our amazing Musicians as well !!
I received lot of emails asking me to do workshops to go along with the eBook, Indian Ragas for Kirtans. I thought it is a great idea as you can get hands on practical training.
One of these requests came from a Yogi friend of mine, Arvind Chittumala- founder of Moksha Festival, Producer of Yoga Maya documentary and Owner of beautiful Moksha Spiritual Center.
We are doing a joint, Kirtan plus Meditation and Breathwork workshop on Saturday June 19th from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
Do you want to lead Kirtans but are shy to lead? Are you a Kirtan singer looking to learn authentic traditional Indian Kirtans? Does singing Kirtan in a foreign language make you intimidated? Do you want to learn correct way to chant Mantras, sing Kirtans and learn how to play it on Harmonium? REGISTER FOR Indian Ragas for Kirtans Workshop …
Come Celebrate Kamini’s NEW eBook Indian Ragas for Kirtans launch at the beautiful KATHMANDU BOUTIQUE There will be a fun practical workshop to learn a brand new Kirtan from this eBook !! ADDRESS: 1844, Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, 90404 DATE: FRIDAY, May 19th TIME: 7:00 PM TICKETS: Donations welcome, $10 – $20 donations appreciated WHY SHOULD YOU COME? BECAUSE IT …
iamlight 3 #hiphop #jazz #kirtan #music gathering sat 5/6/17 / Super happy about the line up / Kirtan: @kaminimusic Jazz: @musicalbak3r (Neverful) HipHop: #zaireblack Fusion: @tulsidevimusic / DJs: @dasheye @jamunapriti @djdrez @eusebio_akasa / Going down at a new location: @yogalutionmovement w many special guests like @cyberyoga @srikalamusic @mentalphysix @oliveyogalb / #love n #light
THIS has been a pretty hectic phase for me and please excuse my absence from Newsletters!
First things first – my pet project eBook is NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON !! You can download it on Kindle or any ebook reader, listen to 20 tracks and learn more about Indian Ragas for Kirtans ! I wrote this eBook specially for Kirtan Lovers, Yogis and Yoginis who wish to deepen their spiritual practice and lead Kirtans. This eBook covers a brief history of Kirtans, Indian Ragas, their patterns, melodic outlines, how certain ragas are associated with certain emotions and Chakras. It also has tips for composing your own Kirtans along with tips on correct pronunciations and dos and do nots. I am sure it will be of great use to Yoga and meditation lovers as well as students of Indian Classical Music.
I created this page just for all of you ! Please feel free to share it with your friends and family if you think they will benefit from learning more about Kirtans.
AND DID I MENTION that I WAS SUPER DUPER STOKED to receive an invitation to a special private reception with Guru Dev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar- a humanitarian, spiritual leader and an ambassador of peace. I am extremely thankful to Art of Living, LA for making this happen. Sri Sri , as he is lovingly called, was visiting LA for leading Meditation 2.0. I made FULL USE of this Golden, once in a lifetime opportunity and presented him the VERY FIRST copy of my eBook along with 2 of my Music CDs. I am extremely grateful and no words can express my happiness and gratitude- but I guess my smile says it all 🙂
I have several Celebrations lined up and would LOVE meeting all of you:
Indian Ragas for Kirtans an ebook containing 5 most used ragas for Kirtans, 20 MP3 tracks, Notations and guide is coming VERY VERY SOON !! Stay tuned for more info!!
Indian Ragas for Kirtans
My collaboration with Vartan Entertainment, an Armenian song “Tarela” has more than 340K Views on YouTube !! Thanks so much for all your love, kindness and support !!
I will playing live at EarthJam Fest at Three Rivers California on April 28th and 29th
I will also be doing a set of Kirtan and Meditation at Veg Fest 2017 in Balboa Park, CA on April 30th. I will be at the Mind-Body-Space area. Will look forward to meeting LA folks there !!
UNSPOKEN By my dear friend and SUPER Talented Michael Cutting was released recently on Jan 1st 2017 ! What a way to start the New Year! Yay!!! So EXCITED to see this wonderfully packaged CDs in mail. Awesome music and I am so thrilled to listen to my own voice on your song Karma 🙂 LOVE everything about CD – Songs, Lyrics, Vinyl like CD, guitar pick 💖💖 My 5 yr old said this is the BEST cd she has heard !! My FIRST Time ever listening to ROCK music 😊
You can buy your copy here: http://www.michaelcutting.com/
I was very lucky to be a part of another totally different genre of music. I recently recorded audio and video with Vartan Taymazyan- a pop singer from Armenia. This song and music video will also be released sometime in Feb 2017.
My pet project, an e-book about Use of Indian Ragas in Kirtans is all set to hit the market in Mid January. This e-book covers brief history of Indian Classical music, has notations in both Indian and Western styles, has 5 traditional compositions in Ragas and 5 Kirtans in those Ragas. It contains audio clips to help readers listen, practice and learn these ragas and Kirtans. If you would like a quick preview of this e-book, please drop me a line and I will send you a preview file in pdf format for free !
I am also SUPER HAPPY to be working with Ken Elkinson again – this time on a indie movie project! Will keep all of you updated on that 🙂
I NEED YOUR HELP ! I have recorded, mixed and mastered a full length music album which is a fusion of Indian and Western beats- it has some dance numbers and some chill music to relax. I am looking for names !! I thought about these three: Ganges to Pacific, Maitri Groove, Devi Soundscape. Can you help me pick one ? do you have any other suggestions ? Would LOVE your feedback on this.