Best of Both Worlds (Kirtan Cafe, Vol II)

by Ragani

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This award-winning debut kirtan album features lush world instruments in rhythm and sound. Based upon the traditional call-and-response style of kirtan, this album will transform any space into sacred ground. Featuring Michael Kashou, renowned and multi-talented fretless bass artist (Garbage, Violent Femmes), Girish Gambhira (Krishna Das, Thomas Barquee, Snatam Kaur, etc.) a sea of chanters, and heartfelt vocals, Best of Both Worlds embodies the full heart and spirit of kirtan. This CD was released as a tribute to Sri Swami Rama of the Himalayas.

“Beautiful… such high quality, so rich, and obviously created with love” — Richard Kenyon, former Religion Writer/Book Editor for The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, former Editorial Board, Yoga International

“…excellent production values and musicianship. Distinctive for the rich, velvet voice of Ragani…beautiful…”— Aquarius Metaphysical Publication

“… a delicious blend of traditional sacred mantras, gorgeous melodies, and rich world instrumentation…”— White Swan Music

“There's no mistaking it, chanter Ragani and her backing crew definitely have spirit. There's pure joy being poured into the call-and-response style kirtans presented on Best of Both Worlds; it's very obvious that this album was a labor of love for all those involved… the whole sonic scene becomes a whirl of ecstatic bliss and prayerful chant. It's an infectious atmosphere, you can't help but want to move with the music.”
— Music Design, InReview 2003

“Ragani’s soothing voice… proves the musical equivalent of unconditional intention…. transcends the categorization of New Age music… meditative enlightenment…”
—Graham Fons, Shepherd Express, In Review

“the soundtrack for your spiritual life”
— Linda Johnsen, M.S., Contributing Editor, Yoga International

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released 01 March 2003

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Track Name: Akhanda Prayer
Akhanda Mandalakaram
Vyaptam Ye Na Characharam
Tad Padam Darshitam Ye Na
Tasmai Shri Guruve Namaha
Track Name: Ganapati
Gan Gan Ganapati Namo Namaste
Namo Namaste Namo Namaste
Gan Gan Ganapati Namo Namaste
Namo Namaste Namo Namaste
Track Name: Om Mata
Om Mata Om Mata
Om Shri Mata Jagate Mata

Samba Sadashiva
Samba Sadashiva
Samba Sadashiva
Samba Shambho

Om Bhuvaneshwari
Shri Bhuvaneshwari
Hari Para Shakti
Devi Bhuvaneshwari
Track Name: Shiva Hara
Shiva Shiva Hara Hara
Parvati Pati Shankara Hara Hara
Track Name: Sita Ram
Sita Ram Sita Ram
Sita Ram Jaya Sita Ram
Track Name: Rama Rama
Rama Rama...