Shakti Spirit: Live at Open Secret
Diana Rogers has led chanting for 30 years, and studied vocal music with Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Pandi Pran Nath and Allaudin Mathieu. Her evocative chanting takes us on an exquisite musical journey. She has performed and recorded with Jai Uttal and Krishna Das, and has led kirtan throughout the U.S. with Ram Dass. Sita Jamieson began singing kirtan in the early 80s at the Hanuman Temple in Taos, New Mexico. Her spirited style and beautiful voice bring a deep and lively energy to the kirtan experience. She has performed with Krishna Das, Ram Dass, and Bhagavan Das. Carolyn Ross studied Indian classical music and tabla in India and at the Ali Akbar College of Music. Her captivating vocals have an enchanting quality that beautifully convey the bhakti spirit. She has recorded with Diana Rogers, Geoffrey Gordon, and Jai Uttal. Uma Reed has been singing kirtan for 30 years, and leads regular kirtan chanting groups in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her warm and graceful style helps to convey the deeper meaning behind the chants. She leads kirtan on retreats with Ram Dass and others in the U.S. and abroad.