ISKCON devotees in Bolivia threw a Christmas party with a twist when they held Bhakti Yoga Fest on December 22nd.
After their successful debut album “Mrdanga” in 2010, The Mayapuris are about to release their second. The project, titled "Nine Islands", features the Mayapuris' signature sound, carried along the current of their musical evolution as recording artists.
Balarama Tirtha Das of kirtan group The Mayapuris, better known as “Bali,” is set to release his first solo hip-hop single “Three Eyes Wide” on the well-chosen date of 10-08 (October 8th).
The Mayapuris were one of the original second generation ISKCON groups to bring Gaudiya Vaishnava kirtan to the forefront of the burgeoning mainstream kirtan scene. Since their debut, others have continued to forge the path, with Madi Das and his Bhakti Without Borders charity album winning a Grammy nomination. Inspired by Madi’s achievement, the Mayapuris hope that with their second album, they can bring kirtan further into the mainstream, to places it hasn’t been before.
Music - MC Yogi: www.mcyogi.com. Dance & Choreography - Vrinda Sheth. Directed by Rasa Acharya Partin & Little Sky Film.
Vrinda's Seth dance film 'Shedding Skin' created with Rasa Acarya Partin was screened at The Outlet Dance Project in New Jersey, USA, at the beginning of the month, and will be shown at the Indie Fest in Southern California in October 16-19.
The Mayapuris 'Mridanga' from their album 'Mridanga'. Featuring The Temple Dancers. Directed by Rasa Acharya and Gaura Vani. www.Mayapuris.com
A few snippets from the Mayapuri's live in Byron Bay, Australia 2011.