September 27, 2016

Live Kirtan with Saxophonist Jeremy Marais

This past weekend, I and French troubadour saxophonist Jeremy Marais did kirtan at a private residence. Jérémy Marais, born and raised in the French Alps, has been living and studying traditional music in various parts of the world: West Africa, Spain, India, Turkey and Israel. You can find his music here: YouTube Link.  He is also featured on my latest Album, Saas Saas, including a shabad in Raag Shri.

Not only did he play very beautiful, he surprised me by wearing a gorgeous turban with a piece of cloth he recently bought at an Indian store:



The kirtan was at Ishmeet Narula's residence and you can hear her sweet voice seep into the live recordings.  Ishmeet is an accomplished pop/bhangra singer in the bay area. She has collaborated with many popular DJ's and the inimitable Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.  You can find her music on http://www.ishmeetnarula.com/

Following is a live video from that event and a link to download the audio of the three shabads we sang below.



You can get a download of the three shabads we sung below or here:

So Kyon Visrai - Raag Charukeshi
Jo Mange - Raag Pahadi
Gun Gopal - Raag Megh Malhar




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