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Krishna Das

Krishna Das

Layering traditional kirtan with instantly accessible melodies and modern instrumentation, Krishna Das has been called yoga’s “rock star.” With a remarkably Krishna Dassoulful voice that touches the deepest chord in even the most casual listener, Krishna Das – known to friends, family, and fans as simply KD – has taken the call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the best-selling western chant artist of all time. His album ‘Live Ananda’ (released January 2012) was nominated for a Grammy in the Best New Age album category.

On July 1st & July 2nd 2017 HeartFire, together with LivingSatsang.nl, organizes a live concert with Krishna Das in Zuiderkerk Amsterdam. Also a special screening of the movie ‘One Track Heart’ will be organized. More info on these events on our event page. Buy your tickets here.

The music begins and, five seconds later, I feel like I’m… home.
~ JESSIE KORNBLUTH,THE HEADBUTLER ,APRIL 16, 2014

Krishna Das spent the late ‘60’s traveling across the country as a student of Ram Dass, and in August 1970, he finally made the journey to India, which led him Krisha Das Live in Concert Amsterdam 2017to Ram Dass’ own beloved guru, Neem Karoli Baba, known to most as Maharaj-ji. Given the name Krishna Das, KD began to chant as part of following the path of Bhakti yoga – the yoga of devotion.

He took solace in music, finding peace and strength in both his Bhakti yoga practice as well as in such heroes as Ray Charles, Van Morrison, Steely Dan, and Bruce Springsteen (whom he laughingly calls “the Bodhisattva of New Jersey”). KD also co-founded Triloka Records, a California-based label specializing in world music, releasing such artists as Jai Uttal, sarod virtuoso Ali Akbar Khan, and legendary jazz musician/composer Jackie McLean.

A fun, yet serious man with a voice that could move a mountain to Dance.
~ WAYLON VIA WALK THE TALK SHOW, ELEPHANT JOURNAL, APRIL 8,2014

Krisna DasIn 1994, KD started leading chant at Jivamukti Yoga Center, NYC, with an ever- growing audience of yoga students that has led him to chant with people all around the world. In February 2013, Krishna Das performed at the Grammy awards in Los Angeles, CA streamed online to millions of viewers. The award- winning film ‘One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das’ has been in over 100 US cities, over 10 countries worldwide and is available on DVD everywhere.

Krishna Das, The Yoga Rock Star
~ ALAN DI PERNA, GRAMMY.COM, APRIL 17, 2014

With the release of his 14th album, Kirtan Wallah—one who sings kirtan, KD offers a westward-leaning album, fully embracing his American roots in rock and country and yet embodying the spirit of deeply devotional Indian chants – the heart of this latest album is still in the Names that he’s singing.

 I’ve met many people who regularly turn to Krishna Das’s chanting for hope when in sorrow, a sense of belonging when feeling adrift, and for the sheer joy of recalling the power of love. I’m just like that too.
~ SHARON SALZBERG

more info on Krishna Das on his website, here.

Discography

Krishna Das has released fourteen albums over the years. His album ‘Live Ananda’ (released January 2012) was nominated for a Grammy in the Best New Age album category. You can listen to his latest album ‘Door of Faith’ on his Bancamp page, here.

Krishna Das Kirtan WallahKrishna Das Live AnandaKrishna Das Breath of the HeartKrishna Das Heart as Wide as the WorldKrishna Das Heart Full of Soul Krishna Das Gathering in the Light

Krishna Das Live

On July 1st & July 2nd 2017 HeartFire, together with LivingSatsang.nl, organizes a live concert with Krishna Das in Zuiderkerk Amsterdam. Also a special Krishna Das Live Amsterdam 2013 LivingSatsang HeartFirescreening of the movie ‘One Track Heart’ will be organized. More info on these events on our event page. Buy your tickets here.

In 2013 Krishna Das played a live concert in the Mozes & Aaron church in Amsterdam (organized by LivingSatsang), you can take a look at some pictures of that event in our photo gallery, here.

Movie One Track Heart

Krishna Das One Track HeartOne Track Heart – The Story of Krishna Das (2012), a film that chronicles KD’s chanting path premiered and was winner of best documentary at the Maui Film Festival Dec 2012. The film is distributed by Zeitgeist Films and has been screened in over 100 US cities, over 10 countries, and is available on DVD around the world.

More info on the movie here or watch the trailer here.

Music

Videos

more clips on the You Tube channel of Krishna Das, here.

Krishna Das