Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda are Oregon based musical artists in the genre of mantra music and heart songs. As inspired singer/songwriters, they are best known for their English devotional lyrics infused with vedic mantras but are also well known for their enchanting acoustic kirtans. They also offer Mantra/Kirtan based electronic dance music they call "Kirtronica".
They both play guitar and harmonium while weaving vocal melodies. In addition, Jaya Lakshmi plays keyboard and Ananda captivates audiences via the bansuri flute. They are known for their powerful blend of modern and ancient soundscapes that touches the heart and invokes a meditative connected state.
“Listening to Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda is like being serenaded by a choir of angels. They sweep you up and lift you to a blissful state, infuse you with sweetness and leave you with a sense of the Sacred within all life. Sublime.” Kia Miller (Radiant Yoga Teacher)
Since their coming together in 2010, they have released 4 albums on Sounds True as well as 9 independently. They have toured nationally and internationally since 2012 holding their own events and retreats. On their west coast USA tours, they have been pioneers in bringing music and conscious businesses together. Their sponsors regularly include Coconut Bliss, Jem Nut Butters, and Medicinal Foods and have also included Blue Lotus Chai and Organic India.
Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda are regular performers and teachers at festivals including Bhakti Fest, Beloved Festival, Oregon Country Fair and now most recently Sat Nam Fest, Hanuman Festival and Telluride Yoga Fest. In 2016, they were asked to perform and teach at 4 Wanderlust Festivals: Oahu, Aspen, Squaw and Whistler. They have also been invited to perform and teach at these international festivals:
-Sydney Spirit Retreat (2014), Bali Spirit Fest. (2014), Bliss Beat in Italy (2011), Cosmic Convergence in Guatemala (2013, 2015) and Synthesis 2012 in Chichen Itza Mexico.
In the USA, they have performed and taught at:
Esalen Yoga Festival (Big Sur, CA), Hanuman Festival (Boulder, CO), Maha Bhuta Festival (Pensacola, FL), Oregon Eclipse Festival, Prana Festival (Ashland, Oregon), Peace Village Festival (Ashland, Or.), and Unify Festival (New Mexico).
They also regularly collaborate with yoga teachers and presenters such as Kia Miller, Tommy Rosen, Sianna Sherman, Saul David Raye, Janet Stone, Dawn Cartwright and Mirabai Devi for festival classes, workshops and retreats.
They are always on tour, primarily on the West coast of the USA. The tours are celebrating Ananda's first solo album called the "Flower of Life". Please check out their tours and music by clicking on the tabs. Please stay in touch with them by signing up on their email list on the home page. Namaste and Sat Nam!