Ragani | Best of Both Worlds (Kirtan Cafe Vol. 1)

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Best of Both Worlds (Kirtan Cafe Vol. 1)

by Ragani

ONE OF CDBABY's TOP SELLERS. Turn your home into a living temple with kirtan (sacred yoga chants). Immerse yourself in rich vocals and delicious layers of world instruments. Great road music. You must hear these sound clips...
Genre: World: World Fusion
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Akhanda Prayer
3:17 $0.99
2. Ganapati
12:35 $1.50
3. Om Mata
15:22 $1.50
4. Shiva Hara
12:17 $1.50
5. Sita Ram
13:12 $1.50
6. Rama Rama
15:30 $1.50
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes

If you are into yoga, meditation, or being connected to spirit, this CD is a no-brainer. It will rock even your dog into a divine state of ecstasy. GREAT ROAD MUSIC! Profits from this CD will help to benefit non-profit organization and charitable hospital in northern India (www.hihtindia.org). As featured on FOX 6 and NBC affiliates, Milwaukee's premier live Kirtan with Ragani (yoga chant) experience is the largest ongoing and independent kirtan scene in the nation. Visit www.RaganiWorld.com for more kirtan information and videoclips of Ragani's kirtan from the independent documentary movie (2008 release).

CHECK OUT RAGANI's SECOND KIRTAN CD, called "Ancient www.cdbaby.com/cd/ragani3/from/mantra

"The soundtrack for your spiritual life"
-Linda Johnsen, M.S., Contributing Editor, Yoga International Magazine

"A warm and inviting embrace"
-YOGAChicago Magazine

"Ragani's humble and sweet record remains true to tradition..."
-LA YOGA Magazine

"A rock solid yoga chant album"
-White Swan Music

"...lead by Ragani's soothing voice, which proves the musical equivalent of unconditional intention"
-Shepherd Express

"Excellent musicianship... Distinctive for the rich, velvet voice of Ragani... Beautiful... don't miss it!"
-Aquarius Metaphysical Publication

"Pure joy... a whirl of ecstatic bliss and prayerful chant"
-Music Design In Review

Want an autographed sticker for your CD? If you purchase Ragani's CD from CDBaby.com (where you are now!), you can request a personalized autograph sticker from Ragani herself for your CD! Really! This exclusive offer is for CDBaby purchases only. To get your sticker, visit http://www.raganiworld.com/autograph_my_cd.html.

Few CD's feature such a delicious blend of traditional sacred mantras, gorgeous melodies, and rich world instrumentation. There are no filler songs. None. Every song is rock solid, and will carry you gracefully into the world of kirtan (yoga chanting). This ancient tradition of call-response chanting offers to connect you to your divine inner being, to awaken and enlighten you. This CD was awarded 4th place for "Best Asian/Ethnic Album 2004" by JFP, largest international music awards in the world!

In this CD, MICHAEL KASHOU (recorded with Garbage on their platinum debut CD), anchors the songs with his phenomenal fretless bass and adds delightful textures to songs with the rhythms of his riqq and Arabic tabla. Mike has played and recorded for two solid decades with many prominent musicians, such as Paul Cebar, Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes), Swamp Thing, and John Kruth, among others. He is frequently heard playing at Summerfest, the world's largest music festival, where he's a prize pick among bass players.

Playing tabla for this album, GIRISH GAMBHIRA has performed and recorded with many top artists/producers in the world/new age genre, including Glen Ballard (Dave Matthews Band, Alanis Morrisette), Michael Brook (Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Youssou N'Dour), Lucas Arts, Rasa, Krishna Das, Axiom of Choice, Robert Gass, Lost at Last, Dave Stringer, Donna Delory, Wah, David Hykes, and Steve Gordon, among others.

TERRY VITTONE brought his guitar talents to the kirtan world with this album. Terry's experience includes fronting a pop band, Bitter Pleasures, which toured extensively with acts including Mink DeVille and The Producers. As a sideman for John Seiger and Semi-Twang, he performed live with Paul Cebar (Montreal and New Orleans Jazz Festivals, the Mountain Stage and "What Do You Know" radio shows, and national tours with Robert Cray and the BoDeans). Terry's songs have been covered by the House of Blues artist Paul Black, the gospel quartet Masonic Wonders, and jazz singer Donna Woodall, and he has licensed his songs for film and television.


**CHECK OUT RAGANI's SECOND KIRTAN CD, called "Ancient www.cdbaby.com/cd/ragani3/from/mantra

**Check out DAVE STRINGER'S fabulous kirtan CD, called JAPA at: www.cdbaby.com/cd/davestringer2/mantra/from/mantra. Go hear the soundclips!

**Also check out the beautifully sung kirtan-style album called SALUTATIONS by SWAHA at: www.cdbaby.com/cd/swaha/from/mantra.

**And for another lovely kirtan-style album, go listen to BREATHING ROOM album called NAMO NAMAH at: www.cdbaby.com/cd/breathingroom/from/mantra. Enjoy!

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The monthly first Friday Kirtan with Ragani event in Milwaukee is the largest independent and ongoing kirtan scene in the nation. Visit www.RaganiWorld.com for all the details!

Visit other great kirtan/mantra CD's at: http://cdbaby.com/group/raganipicks/from/mantra

Visit Ragani at: www.RaganiWorld.com



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Christiane Lechner

This music touched my heart
Since I have this CD I listen to it while I am driving to work and home again. I can still hear the music while cooking, doing the hauswork. Short, I love this CD. Thank you for sending it to Austria.

Kate Rousseau

oh, ragani, this is wonderful music
Terrific! It is so apparent that Ragani is a gifted musician and vocalist. This is Shiva. This is Shiva.

Tom Gill

Whole thing is beautiful!
I am enjoying the CD a lot, keep returning to track #2. The whole thing is a beautiful gift you have made to share... Your voice is a gift. Your spirit is radiant and comforting, your voice engaging and soulful, the "band" a bountiful offering of sound and energy. Wow!


Amazing CD
CDs arrived promptly- gave several to friends and family. Enjoying the beautiful, soothing melodies. The voices and the band (great elcetic collection of instruments)- fabulous! Wonderful to be able to have a little bit of the Kirtan experience at home and work.


the best!!!!
beautiful, my family loved it. soothing , peacefull and very very meaningfull. thanks

Kris Kramer

We love this CD!
I just purchased your CD and wanted to let you know that my 8 year old, Jake, LOVES Ganapati. He seems to reach a truly meditative state while chanting to that particular chant. He can listen and chant to it over and over and over again. Thank you for touching him in such a deep way. Both my boys, Jake and BJ are also beginning to request Om Mata. They like to follow along with the kirtan, and your CD lets them do that. Thank you!

Suzanne Buck

Beautiful CD, Love it!
CD arrived very quickly and in perfect condition. I have been listening to it every since. Beautiful music and vocal; I love it. So easy to listen to, over and over.
Thanks CDBaby


Beautiful Kirtan music
The CD is as beautiful for yoga or just to chill out. Any kirtan lover would enjoy it.

Patricia Corrigan Culotti, Enhancing Balance

Uncommonly inspiring, relaxing and energizing!
When Ragani says: "Kirtan Rocks!" she is telling the truth. We have found the CD, "Ragani: Best of Both Worlds," to be an absolute delight. Even though the words are not in English, it is in a language of the heart which brings the listener to a differnet realm --it is uncommonly inspiring, relaxing and energizing at the same time.
Ragani--Thank you for sharing your Heart!

Rama Strongbear Ananda Das

Peaceful and joyful with thoughts and feeling of our Creator
Would like to let Baby and the others know that the music and the names of our creator is very peaceful. It brings joy to our home and work-place. Wish to have more of this type of music and thank you much for your love and praise...
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