Calling the Spirits CD by Sean Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band offers sacred vocals, kirtan and Sanskrit mantras for yoga and enjoyment.
Sean and The Wild Lotus Band have been receiving more and more national attention for their soulful New Orleans take on kirtan. In this highly anticipated new release, the band shares mantric songs great for pure listening, singing and dancing along with, and accompanying yoga practice.
"When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, studio owner and kirtan singer Sean Johnson left his hometown to go on tour with his band. In between performances, the group set to work on writing new material that blended Big Easy jazz with Sanskrit chants. The resulting studio album represents the band's emotional grieving for its city and hopefulness for its renaissance.
In this acoustically based album, Johnson, his brother and guitarist Matt Johnson, percussionist Gwendolyn Colman, and jazz bassist Alvin Young aim to capture the spirit of the devastated city. Tenor sax and guitar fuse beautifully with the Indian harmonium and tamboura, Middle Eastern dumbek recordings, and udu, and Latin castanets. Many of the tracks are improvised recordings, giving each song a life of its own.
Calling the Spirits delivers the spicy sounds of the bayou with devotion. For that reason, the album is a joy to listen to whether you're a yogi, a jazz connoisseur, or anyone who appreciates wildly creative music." -Erica Rodefer, Yoga Journal, December 2007 Issue
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