SwanKirtan is a devotional chanting group. We are a fusion of Eastern and Western music. Prajna Vieira on vocals and tambourine, Daniel Paul on tabla, Steve Postell on electric guitar, Hans Christian on cello, Dana Dharma Dasi DeLong on flute, Greg Barnett on bass guitar, Andrea Wenger on vocals & manjira Ashok Nalamalapu on vocals and harmonium.
“What a band! Beautiful Kirtan.” – Jai Uttal
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 the 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 is being released in spring of 2017. ashok@SadhanaMe.com