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Kirtan Soul Revival

Kirtan Soul Revival (KSR) is New York City’s funkiest devotional mantra music experience. Since 2011 they have been fusing traditional Sanskrit mantras, original music, and music from around the world to create a unique, dynamic sound that merges guitar-driven funk, rock, gospel, rhythm and blues, world grooves, and chants. Soul-stirring vocals and three part harmony add fullness and depth to their sound. Calia Marshall, Helen Styring Tocci, Todd Keller, and drummer, Terrence Pompey, are all longtime yoga practitioners and musicians. They have created a singular sound in the growing genre of mantra music. KSR brings the connecting power of harmony and a fusion of Eastern and Western sounds to a public craving more positivity, love and community in its music and life.

Kirtan is a celebration of spirit through the chanting of sacred names. KSR invites their audiences to participate fully through call-and-response chanting. Through their simple presentation, even non-singers can easily experience the joy of being surrounded by harmony in a space that encourages improvisation and exploration. The Kirtan Soul Revival experience invites participants to open their hearts to Spirit and to life!

‘Here for Love,’ Kirtan Soul Revival’s first full-length album, has received wide acclaim for it’s fresh and uplifting voice in the world of mantra music. KSR has been profiled in publications worldwide, including Yoga Magazine UK, Australian Yoga Life Magazine and Yoga City NYC. Their music has been featured on radio stations both internationally and here at home, and are in regular rotation on Krishna Das’ SiriusXM station. Their song “Kali Ma” was also selected for the Kripalu Seva Cd 6 alongside tracks from diverse artists including CC White and Sean Johnson.

KSR has led kirtans in and around New York City (including Integral Yoga Institute, Jivamukti Yoga and Laughing Lotus Yoga Center). With many successful tours on the East and West coasts, they have played numerous times at Kripalu and at festivals such as Wanderlust, BhaktiFest, Unifier Festival, Hamptons Yoga Fest, Philly Shakti Fest, Ahimsa Yoga & Music Festival, VerMantra, and Berwick Yoga Festival in Nova Scotia. They have recorded with Krishna Das, The Hanumen, John de Kadt, Prema Hara, Saul David Raye and Devadas.


"Kirtan Soul Revival is a fresh and uplifting voice in the world of kirtan music. Vibrant, soul-stirring singing with stellar harmonies and groovin' guitar-- KSR will make your heart smile."
Sean Johnson, kirtan artist

“I played Ganesha Sharanam by Kirtan Soul Revival for about 2 months straight in my car. I just couldn’t get enough of it. What great energy and fresh melodies, I just love these three! They have great voices and lots of bhakti to share.”
Wah!, kirtan artist

"Kirtan Soul Revival is a fresh and exuberant addition to the world of Kirtan. This NYC based trio mixes heart drenched melodies, lush harmonies and infectious grooves, serving up a sultry and dreamy passion that works it's way into every corner of your heart. In person or on CD, their original chants will get your hands clapping and feet stomping. This group is not to be missed!"
Mike Cohen, kirtan artist

"KSR has a unique sound - beautiful vocals and harmonies, earthy arrangements, and juicy electric guitar. They're sweet, funky and fun. As young Mantra Musicians, they bring a special energy to their chanting and a great blend of traditional and modern sounds. They are undoubtedly part of the Mantra Revolution and share my passion of bringing kirtan and sacred music to the masses."
Gaura Vani, kirtan artist

"Where many bands, of any genre, may have one outstanding vocalist who carries the weight of the singing, KSR has three. And they don’t hold back. In between solos showcasing their individual vocal prowess, they were belting out three-part harmonies like the best acapella barbershop trio. You couldn’t help but sit up and take notice."
The Bhakti Beat

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