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Swan Kirtan


Swan Kirtan offers multi-faith devotional chanting in a predominantly classical Indian style with musicians from around the world. Ashok Nalamalapu on vocals and harmonium will play with these fine musicians: Ramana Erickson on tabla, Steve Postell on electric guitar, Dharma Dasi on flute, Greg Barnett on bass guitar, Andrea Wenger on vocals & manjira and Chase Nichter on violin.


“Sweet chants, sweeter feelings.” – Jai Uttal, Grammy Nominee


Ashok Nalamalapu was born in India and has been a devotee since his childhood. He has been leading multi-faith chants and playing harmonium since 2011, singing in the traditional Indian Raga style. Ashok has been studying with Indian classical musicians and Jai Uttal. As part of his spiritual path, he has led kirtan at many festivals across the country including Bhakti Fest in California and the Lovelight Festival in Maryland. Ashok has also led kirtan at colleges in Maine, temples in India and the US, and at yoga centers such as Kripalu, Ananda Ashram and Integral Yoga Institute. In addition, he has served as a Master of Ceremonies, inspiring audiences at all the major US kirtan festivals. In his home state of Maine, Ashok regularly hosts kirtan artists from across the country. His debut album, “We Are All One” is being released in summer of 2017. FMI: ashok@SadhanaMe.com


Sample chants:

Om Namo Bhagavate Ramakrishnaya


All One


Ganesha Saranam