Immediate download of Ragani's album, Best of Both Worlds (6 tracks total - a full 72 minutes of kirtan chant!) in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
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
Across these songs, Ethiopian jazz, African psychedelic rock and funk, Sudanese dance rhythms, and Tuaregi grooves mingle with the jazz and folk traditions of the Americas. Bandcamp Album of the Day Mar 19, 2019