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Technology meets tradition. Kamini Natarajan brings traditional Indian Music to ebook
By: Kamini Music
Indian Ragas for Kirtans is written as a learning guide to five popular Indian Ragas. These 5 ragas are one of the most used ragas for singing Kirtans. Kirtans are a call and response style of singing that comes from India.
When yoga started gaining popularity in the west, along with it came Kirtans too. Kirtan singing was first introduced to America as early as 1920s when Paramahamsa Yogananda, an Indian Guru and yogi visited America to address at International Congress of Religious Liberals in Boston. He founded Self Realization Fellowship that very year and with it came Kirtans. Later in 1960s, Swami Prabhupada founded ISKCON – International Society for Krishna Consciousness. Several people such as Ram Dass, George Harrison and Allen Ginsberg took to Hinduism and Kirtan singing.
Kamini first came to USA in 2002. Seeking connection with her roots and homeland, Kamini started visiting several yoga studios and Kirtan sessions. "I never grew up listening to this type of Kirtan back in India" – says Kamini. She attended several Kirtans and meditation sessions and found it extremely innovative the way these artists made Kirtans their own. Each singer blended his /her style of music with mantras/chants to create these Kirtans. From rock and roll to gospel music any genre could be transformed into Kirtan singing.
This was very intriguing and interesting for Kamini who grew up listening to traditional Indian Kirtans that are sung in Indian Classical Ragas. In her ebook Indian Ragas for Kirtans, Kamini explains how Indian Ragas and Kirtans have a deep connection and how certain notes or combination of notes can affect our spirit, thoughts and mind. In Indian Raga system each Raga is said to invoke a particular emotion like peace, joy or melancholy.
In Indian Ragas for Kirtans, Kamini goes into detail explaining each Raga, provides its ascent and descent patterns, its melodic outline and to further make it easy for readers, gives a link to MP3 track. There are 20 tracks that accompany Indian Ragas for Kirtans ebook. There are 5 Kirtans, one per Raga and 5 traditional compositions. This ebook also comes with western notations for all the compositions.
More info on http://www.kaminimusic.com
Indian Ragas for Kirtans ebook is available now on Amazon. CLICK HERE:
About the Author:
Kamini spent over decade learning and mastering intricacies of Indian Classical music in India, where she grew up. Her training started with her mother, Uma Natarajan and her grandmother Sundari Raghavan – both classically trained singers. Her grandmother would often teach her about spirituality and narrate mythological tales of Ramayana and Mahabharata. She also taught Kamini several ancient mantras and chants. Taking in all these millennia old traditional music, mantras and spirituality helped Kamini focus on both the art of music and heart of music. She graduated in Vocal music and started teaching music in 1997.
Kamini's Kirtans bring out her deep spiritual background. They are extremely mystical and magnificently divine. People are left mesmerized by her angelic voice, her intricate improvisations, her odd meter rhythms and most importantly her radiant warm smile.
Page Updated Last on: Mar 24, 2017