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South Africa India

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Yamuna Jivana Dasa

Yamuna Jivana dasa is a music producer from Johannesburg, South Africa, who is actually disappointed at, and thus challenging the direction music is taking in the world today.
Although blind in both eyes nearly from birth, he depends on spiritual insight from the Bhagavad-Gita and ancient Vedic scriptures that he studies regularly as a Hare Krishna devotee. Looking at the music world from such a vantage point, he explains:
"Lust, anger, hatred and disappointment is what music is made of these days. Music has become noisy and harsh, rather than melodious. It is busy with instruments, discordantly filling the audio spectrum with negative energy. It increases stress levels and discourages intelligent thought. Yet, people have become so numb to, and used to such music, that they think it's "cool", and "hot"! Whew! What is it really!
Music today is misleading people, promising sensual happiness from immediate gratification of drugs and sex, although these are only forcing humanity into becoming slaves of external adictions, to the delight of those who profit through commerce and industry, not forgetting "the music industry!" My heart does not allow me to disappoint my fans in that way, so I refuse to follow the trend and be such a musician".

On the positive side, Yamuna Jivana dasa explains his talents as follows:

"I have been gifted with talent in singing, song-writing, playing musical instruments and sound engineering. Despite my disability I must also provide for my family, and naturally I use my talents in music and depend on successful sale of my music to do that.
However, I believe I should offer real value through my music, through positive sound vibration, filled with messages of meaning, hope and success.
I believe what I am doing is the real edge to my competitors, because I am giving something genuine: Mantra meditation, positive melodies, uplifting rhythms, messages encouraging happy futures, and the science of how to accomplish all that! All this is tightly integrated into all the songs I produce. It is compressed honest goodness I have received through ancient wisdom, and those who are fortunate to afford the price, namely "sincerity", will understand the value and return for more of my music. Thus I will be a successful musician even in the post-modern age. Talking about the post-modern age, my up-coming albums will contain ancient wisdom millions of years old, time-machined into today's world through lyrics of the previous sages and saints throughout history. Great masters such as Lord Krishna himself, Bhaktivenoda Thakura, Rupa Goswami and Narottama Dasa Thakur brought into the post-modern era. It's going to be an interesting challenge, so do stay tuned!

Credits:

Whatever songs I write reflect all I have learnt through the books of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, founder, exemplary teacher of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. Without this knowledge, and without the love and guidance of my many teachers and guides in this beautiful society, and without the grace of the supreme personality of Godhead, Sri Krishna Caitanya and all his followers today, I would never be the musician I am. Thus, all credit must be admitted accordingly.

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