Flower of Life
Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda
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Thank you, Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda.
This is Ananda's first solo studio album. It is a collection of perhaps his most well loved songs that mix English devotional poetry and mantras. This album is great yoga, road trips, dancing, singing to and so much more. It will uplift, heal, inspire and invoke a profound state of connectedness to life, Spirit and Love.
It's also loaded with amazing singers and musicians you may know. Artists such as Prem and Jethro of Sacred Earth, Govind Das and Radha, Sukh Dev and Akahdahmah of Aykanna, Masood Ali Khan, Kevin James, Michael Stillwater, Gabriel Logan Braun, and Annmarie Soul. His long time musical partner Jaya Lakshmi is also singing on many of the tracks as well.
He also felt inspired to record some of his dear friends and inspirations in the Yoga teaching world. They have been such a huge support to him and it was so fun to get them to sing on this album. For some, it was their first time ever singing and being recorded on an album! Teachers such as Kia Miller, Tommy Rosen and Sianna Sherman for their first studio recordings as well as Saul David Raye and Janet Stone. So much fun!
In addition this album is supported by some highly talented musicians such as Ben Leinbach on drums, Shaun Ferguson who helped arrange the drums, Meghan Engel on violin and viola, Richard Cole on bass, Terre Lee on violin for the track Shivoham, Brent Keuker on bass for the track Breathe, and Ankush Vimawala on tabla.
"Ananda Yogili's 'The Flower of Life' is a lush, melodic, heart-filled masterpiece with the finest acoustic musicianship in this era. The songs inspire hope and compassion when we need it most. It's my new favorite 2018 recording" - Mike Meyer, KRVM-fm and concert producer. Best DJ award 2001 Eugene, OR
"I am completely BLOWN AWAY. I knew Ananda's album would be wonderful, I had no idea how much he would create his own signature sound. I love it! There are so many layers to every track and his energy totally shines through. Thank you for this gift! " Dawn Cartwright- Creatress of Chandra Bindu Tantra Institute