Tuesday, November 29, 2011

2011 11 28 George Harrison tribute 1971

You may not believe this, but when I started assembling this playlist, I was not consciously aware that George died 10 years ago today; I saw it on the Wikipedia page. Maybe I heard it somewhere, but I don't get TV and seldom listen to radio, so maybe it's an older memory. :-)

Harrison became over time an admirer of Indian mysticism, and introduced it to the other Beatles, as well as their Western audience. Harrison embraced Indian culture and Hinduism in the mid-1960s, and helped expand Western awareness of sitar music and of the Hare Krishna movement. With Ravi Shankar he organised a major charity concert with the 1971 Concert for Bangladesh.
Click here for more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Harrison

I have so much material on George that it's hard to know where to start....so I started with 1971 because the Concert for Bangladesh was pivotal as one of the first benefit concerts of its magnitude.

Click here for more info: The Concert for Bangladesh
Today's 60-minute playlist is comprised of several songs from the August 1971 Concert to benefit Bangladesh with a November 1971interview on the Dick Cavett show in which George talks about the concert as well as many other things. Ravi Shankar joins the interview for the last few minutes.


1 - Gayatri Mantra - Ravi Shankar and George Harrison 3.31

2 - Bangladesh - Concert for Bangladesh 1971 5:55

3 - Here Comes the Sun - Concert for Bangladesh 1971 3:27

4 - (FULL) George Harrison on the Dick Cavett Show Part 1 (11/23/71) 14:17

5 - George Harrison on the Dick Cavett Show Part 2 (11/23/71) 14:47 (Ravi & Concert for Bangladesh talks starts at 7 minutes)

6 - George Harrison on the Dick Cavett Show Part 3 (11/23/71) 6:24 (Ravi joins the interview at 3:15)

7 - Something - Concert for Bangladesh 1971 3:23
(replaces a song that had been dropped from You Tube)

8 - My Sweet Lord - Concert for Bangladesh 1971 4:31

9 - Asato Ma Sadgamaya, shanti mantra, by Ravi Shankar and George Harrison 3:23

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Virtual Kirtan 2011 11 22

Today's virtual kirtan of eight songs plays for 65 minutes and features selections with Deva Premal and Miten, Dave Stringer, Wah!, Prema Hara, Jaya Lakshmi, Narendra.  EnJOY!

1 - Deva Premal and Miten - Gayatri Mantra 8:02

2 - Om Namo Bhagavate Nityanandaya ~ (1 of 2) 10:03

3 - Dave Stringer ~ Om Namo Bhagavate Nityanandaya ~ (2 of 2) 7:02

4 - Wah! - Hare Ram Krishna (Krishna) 15:03

5 - Sita Ram by Prema Hara at Bhakti Yoga Shala 7:37

6 - "Jai Ambe" Jaya Lakshmi w/ Ankush Vimawala on Tabla 8:12

7 - Jaya Shiva Shankara by Narendra 7:53

8 - Loka Samastha Sukhino Bhavantu 1:08

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma - special post

In August, your Kirtan Community posted a virtual satsang featuring santoor maestro Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma

Well, I am not one to let a wonderful gift slip through my fingers without sharing it with others, and this video came across Facebook today. This is just fantastic! Lacking in details as to when and where, it's definitely 38 minutes of "worth watching" video!


Here is the original YouTube link:
Shiv K Sh & Ustad Z U 1

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Virtual Kirtan 2011 11 08

Today's virtual kirtan contains eight videos, plays for 66 minutes, and features traditional Indian artists Suresh Wadkar, Tirupati Thirumala Devastanam Singers, shankar sahney, Mahendra Kapoor & Manhar & Chorus, Hemant Chauhan, and the Mysore Brothers!


1 -Gayatri Mantra - Suresh Wadkar 22:28

2 - Govinda Hari Govinda - Vishnu Bhajan Song - Tirupati Venkateswara Bhajan 10:24
Tirupati Thirumala Devastanam Singers (TTD Singers).

3 - Sai baba bhajan by shankar sahney 7:33

4 - "Ragupati Raghav Raja Ram Patit Pavan Sita Ram"- God Prayer  2:55
Artist: Mahendra Kapoor & Manhar & Chorus

5 - "Hanuman Chalisa" - Lord Hanuman Prayer 9:45

6 - Mysore Brothers Violin virtuosos render the Bhajan of Sri Ganapati Satchidananda Swamiji of Sri Dattapeetam, Mysore 5:13

7 - Gujarati Bhajan - Dhun Machawoh from the album Dhun Machavo featuring Hemant Chauhan, Music by Shailesh Thakur 6:13

8 - Loka Samastha Sukhino Bhavantu 1:08

Playlist url