Radha-Krsna Nama Sankirtana

ALICE COLTRANE

$26
Radha-Krsna Nama Sankirtana was the first of two albums Alice Coltrane released in 1977 (the other being Transcendence).
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NUTRITION FACTS
Release Type Reissue
Color Black
Label Antarctica Starts
BY THE NUMBERS
1LP
Format
12
INCH
Vinyl Size
33 1/3
RPM
Speed
1977
Original Release Year
DESCRIPTION

Radha-Krsna Nama Sankirtana was the first of two albums Alice Coltrane released in 1977 (the other being Transcendence). Coltrane's music during this period grew out of an epiphany in which she would renounce secular life and don the orange robes of a swamini (spiritual teacher in the Hindu tradition). Musically, this meant leaving jazz behind (at least partially) and embracing the chants and rhythms of devotional music.

The first half of Radha-Krsna is mostly filled with simple arrangements of bhajans (Hindu devotional songs) and features the singing of students from the Vedantic Center, the Ashram that Coltrane founded in 1975. The group bounces with the joy of a gospel choir (not coincidentally, some had backgrounds in Southern Baptist churches). A rapturous aura permeates opener ...

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TRACKLIST
1
Govinda Jai Jai
2
Ganesha
3
Prema Muditha
4
Hare Krishna
5
Om Namah Sivaya
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