Mantra Choir is a unique experience in community devotional expression. Sitting somewhere between Rock Choir and the popular kirtan performances, Mantra Choir blends the ancient euphoric call and response art of kirtan with upbeat counterpoint melodies to provide a beautifully rich sound and experience.
What is unique about Mantra Choir is that the audience literally become the performers! Everyone can take part regardless of musical ability or previous singing experience. Jayadev breaks the audience into sections and gives each section a counterpoint of one of his beautiful self-penned mantras to sing. Once that section is comfortably singing their piece, Jayadev moves onto the next section and so on, until everyone is singing blissfully in perfect harmony.
Jayadeva Das and some members of the international virtual Mantra Choir
In celebration of Gaura Purnima, Jayadeva Das and the Mantra Choir team has just released a new piece "Mahaprabhu", involving over 400 musicians, singers and dancers from all over the world such as Ananda Monet, Scott (Sid) Richardson, Pierre Edel, Madi Das and others.
Ananda Monet also sings in the "Mahaprabhu" piece.
The music was composed by Jayadev John Richardson and arranged by Gareth Rhys Jones, video director Barnaby Booth, producer Annapurna Dasi.
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