Keshav Das is a Kirtan-wallah and a professional musician for 35 years. In his travels he has played with gypsies and babas in temples and mosques across India. He has sung with sadhus on the banks of the Ganges in the holy city of Benares, with babas of Gir Nar volcano in Gujarat, with the street musicians of Calcutta and the legendary boatmen poets in the little fishing villages along the Ganges in upper West Bengal. Over the last 10 years he has toured with Krishna Das and recorded with him on the Triloka label. He has also performed with Steve Gorn, Alice Coltrane, Jai Uttal, Jeff Buckley, Rakesh Prasanna, Narendra Budakar, Ayub Khan, Gulam Mohammed Khan, Shyam Das, Bhagavan Das, Dave Stringer - and the Dervishes of Masjid Al Farah..
About The Musicians
Some of the honored guests who played on the this recording are renown bansuri player Steve Gorn on flute, and on Sarod and Indian Violin, Stephen James- student of Ravi Shankar for over 20 years. Krishnadas blessed this project with two guest vocals and Kirtan-wallah Gandharva Sauls came by the studio to lay down the lightest, sweetest string bass playing ever. First chair violinist from the Peking Classic Opera company of New York, Wang Guo Wei came and offered his services playing Er Hu (two-string chinese violin) on a beautiful traditional Krishna Bhajan from Bengal.
Response vocals are sung by the Krishna Caravan - a wonderful group of bhajan singers from the Neem Karoli Baba satsang and the Ammaji satsang. All these bhaktas came together to make possible a wonderfully sweet collection of songs to honor our Gurus and all the saints.
Sample the music
We've made available samples of every song in the album in MP3 format. Enjoy!