This CD has the added bonus of attractive packaging that includes a triple fold panel AND all of the words - something you don't see too often these days.
2. Shiva Shambo - listen:
3. Jesus in India
4. Radhe Krishna - listen:
5. Laxshmi Narayana
6. Om Christ - listen:
7. Anandamoyi Ma
8. Shiva Ram unplugged
9. Hymn to Brahma
The music of Janaka is permeated with devotion. His voice and singing uniquely express this quality of Divine yearning from the Heart. Yoga Aktuell
Harmonium and lead vocals - Janaka
Support vocals - Nora Sanger and Jessica Brandes
Indian vocals - Oliva Chakraborti, Roshui Saky
Guitar, bass, sitar guitar - Nils Tuxen
Bansuri flute - Dipak Sarma
Tablas, Biplab Mondal
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.
All songs written and produced by Janaka except Shiva Shambo and Hymn to Brahma.
Recorded at Lick Lab Studios, Germany; at Sri Ram ashram in Rishikesh; and studio Harmony in Kolkata. Mixed by Klaus Bohlmann and Janaka in Hamburg.