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Jai Yogananda by Janaka
Jai Yogananda by Janaka

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Recorded in the Summer of 2005 by Janaka, this outstanding album is dedicated to Paramahansa Yogananda and the spiritual heritage of India. Janaka's songs are rich with devotion and harmony. A beautifully played harmonium is seamlessly blended with acoustic and electric guitar, sitar, flute, various percussion and some quite divine vocals. Even if you don't consider yourself a chanter, you will be singing these beautiful chants throughout the day!

An added bonus is the attractive packaging which includes a triple fold panel displaying all of the words - something you don't see too often these days. One of our top ten and favorite CDs.



2.Jai Yogananda

3.Calling Angels

4.Jai Guru Jai Ma

5.Eyes Divine

6.Jai Ram - listen:

7.Blessed Morning

About the artist:
Born in the Netherlands, Janaka began playing the guitar at age 12 and from ages 16 to 19 he toured student clubs with his rock band. A transforming moment came in his awakening as a musician when, at a Christmas celebration concert, Janaka performed George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord". The audience was enchanted. It was the first time people were stirred by Janaka's unique talent of singing directly to the Divine. Soon after, he became attracted to Indian philosophy and yoga. In 1979 he read "Autobiography Of a Yogi" by Paramahansa Yogananda, the same book that had inspired George Harrison. Looking into the eyes of the Master's picture, he felt a sense of recognition and a deep connection from the past. Over the years Janaka sang during numerous meditation and kirtan events and more recently started writing his own heartfelt songs of devotion and inspiration resulting in a series of three CD's dedicated to the Masters, Yogananda, Christ and Krishna (to be released in Spring 2010).

All songs written and produced by Janaka, except Jai Guru Jai Ma and Jai Ram. Govinda written by Janaka and arranged by Nils Tuxen

Janaka - harmonium, lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Nils Tuxen - acoustic and electric guitars, sitar, bass, percussions
Dipak Sarma - bansuri flute
Jessica Brandes - background vocals
Tanmoy Bose - tablas, percussions (tr. 3,5,6)
Subrato Manna - tablas (tr. 1,4)
Prabir Mitra - tablas (tr. 2,7)
Sudokshina Manna - Indian style vocal (tr. 4)
Nora Sanger - background / choir vocals (tr. 4,5,6)
Martina Kanne-Brodzinsky, Iduna Lange, Petra Penners - kirtan singers

Recorded at Lick Lab Studios, Mixed at Chameleon Studios, Hamburg, Germany

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CD August 20, 2015
Reviewer: Diana Edgar from Yuendumu, Northern Territory Australia  
Very enjoyable listening

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