Archive for the ‘As Kindred Spirits’

Presenting Ayush: You Heard Him Here First!

This year at Bhaktifest we were so excited to present our new friend – 12 year old Ayush Sharma from Seattle. He’s not just a fantastic singer – his sweetness and devotion shine through and we are looking forward to seeing him grow and develop. Most of all we can’t wait for him to hurry […]

New Putumayo CD features ‘Moods of Kirtan’!

Check out the new Putumayo ‘Yoga’ compilation – a new mix from the popular world music record label created especially for yoga classes and meditation. Our track ‘Moods of Kirtan’ features alongside tracks from artists like Susheela Raman, Krishna Das, Niraj Chag and Sean Johnson & the Wild Lotus Band. We’re excited that they chose […]

12 Hour Kirtan – April

12 Hour Kirtan – Saturday April 17th 10am – 10pm Join Gaura Vani, Ananta & Acyuta with special guest Carmella Baynie and many friends this Saturday, April 17th for 12 hours of kirtan (10am – 10pm) for the fourth monthly event. The next 12 Hour Kirtan will be on May 1st 2010 along with special […]

Rutgers University Loves Kirtan

Last week was our second visit to Rutgers University. We were invited by Aksh Sharma, one of the facilitators of the Bhakti Club, and a good friend of ours. Over 220 students filled a large hall as Gaura Vani, The Mayapuris and Acyuta Gopi started the night with stories of the Ramayan and beautiful chants. […]

Videos from the The Troxy in London

These videos were filmed by Haridas and kindly sent by our friend David Crick. For the full report of the performance, see ‘40th Anniversary Celebrations in London’ Yamuna Dasi sings Govindam with Gaura Vani & The Mayapuris Gaura Vani & As Kindred Spirits with The Mayapuris – Jiv Jago

Videos from the Kuli Mela 09 Gala Event

New videos from the Kuli Mela 09 Gala Event at the John Anson Ford Theatre in Hollywood CA. Among the performing artists were the Mayapuris and Gaura Vani & As Kindred Spirits! Mayapuris – Drumming Gaura Vani & As Kindred Spirits – Jiv Jago Mayapuris – Hare Krishna Many thanks to Pablo Larrea at Ideal […]

Mantralogy Tour 2009: The Final Stop – Bhaktifest

Our last three days of the Mantralogy Tour were spent in Joshua Tree, California, where a large gathering of kirtaniyas and yogis was being held. Joshua Tree is a beautiful place – a desert studded with strange, shaggy, Dr Seuss-like trees and cactuses. At the retreat centre where the festival was held, tents were set […]

Roots & Wings Tour Recordings

Right after leaving the West Coast, we headed out to the North East for a tour with our friend, the drummer and poet, John de Kadt. John plays a huge variety of percussion instruments from all over the world, and is a gifted reciter of both his own poetry, as well as that of Sufi […]

Australia Tour – Listen Live

Gaura Vani & As Kindred Spirits and the Mayapuris are currently touring all around Australia. Our hosts have provided free live streaming audio from all the events. To listen, sign in at

Spring Down Under

After a 24 hour journey we finally reached Australia! It’s spring here and the beauty of the season is completely enchanting – magenta sprays of bougainvillea, clustered lilac jacaranda trees with branches like embroidered thread, long carob pods, and brilliant red flame trees. We’ve tried to just relax today but went down to a local […]

Mantralogy Tour 2009: Back at Burning Man!

No sooner had we arrived back in LA (via a blink and you’ll miss it stop in London), and we were preparing to return to the Nevada desert, where we’d attended our first Burning Man festival last year. Burning Man is an avant garde creative arts party/rave/music festival that is attended by thousands from all […]