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Krishna Das

November 30th, -0001

Genre:
New Age

Years Active:
'00s






Krishna Das

Biography

The spirituality of India is blended with modern, electronic influences by Long Island, New York-raised Krishna Das (b. Jeffrey Kagel). The founder of Triloka Records, Das continues to update the musical accompaniment to traditional Hindu chanting and satsong. Influential spiritual leader Ram Dass described Das as "an example of someone whose heartsongs open the channels to God". Das' connections to Indian spirituality developed in his early 20s. Having grown up on jazz, blues and rock and roll, Das was working as a school bus driver when friends inspired him to visit Ram Dass in 1968. Driving six hours through snow, Das arrived at his destination in New Hampshire. Although he only visited with Ram Dass for a few hours, the experience completely altered the course of his life. Two years later, Das traveled to northern India where he spent two years as a devotee of Guru Mahara-ji (Neem Karoli Baba). While in India, Das became involved with the spiritual aspects of the country's music. With his visa expiring, Das returned to the U.S. in March 1972. In 1990, Das founded Triloka Records. The label has become a leading distributor of world music recordings. His debut album, One Track Heart, released in 1996, focused on updated chants from the ancient tradition of Bhakti Yoga (Yoga of Devotion). His second album, Pilgrim Heart, released in 1998, featured a guest appearance by Sting, who sang on the tune "Mountain Hari Krishna" and played bass on "Ring Song." Das continues to conduct intensive seminars, workshops and chanting sessions, issuing Live on Earth...For a Limited Time Only in early 2000. . The spirituality of India is blended with modern, electronic influences by Long Island, New York-raised Krishna Das (b. Jeffrey Kagel). The founder of Triloka Records, Das continues to update the musical accompaniment to traditional Hindu chanting and satsong. Influential spiritual leader Ram Dass described Das as "an example of someone whose heartsongs open the channels to God". Das' connections to Indian spirituality developed in his early 20s. Having grown up on jazz, blues and rock and roll, Das was working as a school bus driver when friends inspired him to visit Ram Dass in 1968. Driving six hours through snow, Das arrived at his destination in New Hampshire. Although he only visited with Ram Dass for a few hours, the experience completely altered the course of his life. Two years later, Das traveled to northern India where he spent two years as a devotee of Guru Mahara-ji (Neem Karoli Baba). While in India, Das became involved with the spiritual aspects of the country's music. With his visa expiring, Das returned to the U.S. in March 1972. In 1990, Das founded Triloka Records. The label has become a leading distributor of world music recordings. His debut album, One Track Heart, released in 1996, focused on updated chants from the ancient tradition of Bhakti Yoga (Yoga of Devotion). His second album, Pilgrim Heart, released in 1998, featured a guest appearance by Sting, who sang on the tune "Mountain Hari Krishna" and played bass on "Ring Song." Das continues to conduct intensive seminars, workshops and chanting sessions, issuing Live on Earth...For a Limited Time Only in early 2000.

Top Albums


1. Laughing At ..
Breath of the Heart, Krishna Das
2. Breath of th..
Live On Earth (For a Limited Time Only), Krishna Das
3. Live On Eart..
Pilgrim Heart, Krishna Das
4. Pilgrim Hear..
Heart As Wide As the World, Krishna Das
5. Heart As Wid..
Door of Faith, Krishna Das
6. Door of Fait..
Heart Full of Soul, Krishna Das
7. Heart Full o..
Invocation, Ty Burhoe
8. Invocation
All One, Krishna Das
9. All One
Kirtan Wallah (Deluxe Version), Krishna Das
10. Kirtan Walla..
Gathering In the Light, Krishna Das
11. Gathering In..
Krishna Das (Live Ananda), Krishna Das
12. Krishna Das ..
Flow of Grace, Krishna Das
13. Flow of Grac..
One Track Heart, Krishna Das
14. One Track He..
Greatest Hits of the Kali Yuga, Krishna Das
15. Greatest Hit..
A Drop of the Ocean, Krishna Das
16. A Drop of th..
Living With an Open Heart, Ram Giri
17. Living With ..
Breath of the Heart, Krishna Das
18. Breath of th..
Door of Faith, Krishna Das
19. Door of Fait..
2012 Workshop Sampler - Spoken Word Recordings, Krishna Das
20. 2012 Worksho..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Namah ShivayaPilgrim Heart7:17$0.99
2.
Sita RamLaughing At the Moon: A Col..7:25$0.99
3.
Mother SongLaughing At the Moon: A Col..2:53$0.99
4.
Shri Guru CharanamLaughing At the Moon: A Col..5:59$0.99
5.
Govinda HareLaughing At the Moon: A Col..5:18$0.99
6.
Hara Hara MahaadevaLaughing At the Moon: A Col..4:36$0.99
7.
By Your Grace / Jai GurudevOne Track Heart: The Story ..7:16$1.29
8.
Mere GurudevOne Track Heart: The Story ..5:39$1.29
9.
Devi PujaOne Track Heart: The Story ..9:52$1.29
10.
Hanuman Baba (Dab Farm Remix)Putumayo Presents Yoga5:33Album Only
11.
Jaya BhagavanLive On Earth6:43$0.99
12.
Sita RamLive On Earth7:26$0.99
13.
Hanuman ChaleesaLive On Earth8:33$0.99
14.
Hanuman PujaLive On Earth3:48$0.99
15.
Spiritual PracticeLive Workshop in Madison, W..3:09$0.99
16.
Ego, How Practice Works (Live)Live Workshop in Joshua Tre..9:28$0.99
17.
Addiction, Attachment, Spiritual Pra..Live Workshop in Joshua Tre..8:48$0.99
18.
Repetition, Meditation, Lovingkindne..Live Workshop in Stockbridg..9:28$0.99
19.
Hope, Pain, Peace of Mind, Real Happ..Live Workshop in Stockbridg..8:48$0.99
20.
Meditation and the Body, Space (Live..Live Workshop in Stockbridg..6:19$0.99
21.
Chanting Practice, Religion, Christi..Live Workshop in Stockbridg..7:55$0.99
22.
Kashi Viswanath GangaKirtan Aid: Orphans of Rish..6:31$1.29
23.
My Foolish Heart / Bhajagovindam (Bo..Kirtan Wallah (Deluxe Versi..4:44$1.29
24.
I Phoned GovindaKirtan Wallah (Deluxe Versi..7:46$1.29
25.
Sri Bajrang BaanKirtan Wallah (Deluxe Versi..7:02$1.29

Top Music Videos

Stay Strong, Various Artists & Krishna Das & David Newman
1. Stay Strong


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