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LA Tour: Yoga Classes, Interviews and a Chat by the Pool

Our new good buddy, Ashley Turner, invited us to sing for her yoga class as a follow-up to the kirtan we had done for her at the Yoga Journal Conference in NYC. We were already excited to come to Exhale, Santa Monica to do that. Then, Saul David Raye, who had performed beautifully at the […]

Bhajans at Rukmini Dwarkadish Temple, Los Angeles

It’s always wonderful to be back in LA. The beautiful deities of Radha Krishna at the New Dwarka temple are called Rukmini Dvarkadisha, and I grew up with Them. In fact, in that very temple, my mother offered me to Krishna when I was a baby. We got together on a Wednesday night with a […]

Kirtan Hits Broadway – Kirtan at The Shala

Our show at The Shala was an intimate gathering of about fifty people, but all fifty of them had a smile plastered on their faces throughout the entire show. When our enthusiastic friend and fan, Dennis, stood up and began dancing, his energy was infectious. Suddenly, everyone was dancing, and I thought for a minute […]

Yoga Journal Conference with Shiva Rea and Ashley Turner

As part of the Yoga Journal Conference, Shiva Rea gave a Flow Yoga class titled “Rasa: The Yoga of Liberating Love.”  We accompanied her with some kirtan, drumming and, thanks to MC Yogi, a little bit of rap. Later, we played a deep, mellow kirtan during a free community yoga class given by Ashley Turner. […]

Yoga Journal Conference with MC Yogi, Sharon Gannon and David Life

Sharon Gannon and David Life gave an all-day yoga workshop at the first Yoga Journal Conference in New York City with MC Yogi, a spiritual activist/rapper. Their yoga school, Jivamukti, is known for being a little bit different. That is why they invited us to join them and our new best buddy MC Yogi, to […]

Kirtan for the Kids

In Alachua, FL, which is just outside of Gainesville, there’s an elementary school called the Bhaktivedanta Academy, which holds a fundraiser event every year. This year, they invited us to perform for their Gitanjali concert. It was special for me because I got to play with a lot of friends who were in the area: […]

Kirtan at Jivamukti with Nahdi

We know Nahdi from the Bhakti Immersion Retreat with Sharon Gannon, and she invited us to play some soothing instrumental music during one of her yoga classes at Jivamukti Yoga in NYC.  Before the performance, Nahdi was kind enough to run some of us up to the Jivamukti Cafe for a tasty lunch, while the […]

Hudson Kirtan Workshop and Performance (with CBS News)

EDITORS NOTE: Sunday June 7th CBS will premiere “Faith, Culture and Music” which features As Kindred Spirits. Click here to find you local show time. CBS contacted us to find out if they would include a segment about our band in their upcoming show on religious music. We invited them to follow us around on […]

AKS Featured on CBS News – Show Times

A few weeks ago, while we were in Hudson NY a CBS New film team came and hung out with us for about 8 hours. The unit was/is working on an interfaith religion special, called Faith, Music and Culture which will be broadcast Sunday, June 7, on the CBS Television Network nationwide. Click here for […]

Kirtan at Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan Mandir

Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan Mandir is our local DC temple that we attend while not traveling around the world. You can usually find us there Sunday evenings after the free feast doing kirtans late into the night. Mandir kirtans are a little different then ‘sangha’ kirtans as they are sung directly towards the personal […]

Kirtan at Jeff’s House

We went out with our friend Jeff and his two grandchildren to get some sorbet (yum). Later, he invited us to his beautiful, modern Manhattan apartment in Soho for a intimate kirtan with close friends. His apartment featured a built-in stage, so it was the perfect place for a mellow late-night kirtan facing a huge […]