MP3 Sean Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band - Calling The Spirits
Spicy grooves and dreamy melodies from New Orleans'' Sean Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band, who put a funky, mystic twist on kirtan - the mantric music of India.
11 MP3 Songs
WORLD: World Fusion, NEW AGE: New Age
Sean and The Wild Lotus Band have been receiving more and more national attention for their soulful New Orleans take on kirtan. In this highly anticipated new release, the band shares mantric songs great for pure listening, singing and dancing along with, and accompanying yoga practice.
Seán and The Wild Lotus Band play in New Orleans regularly and tour nationwide seeking to inspire freedom through the blissful power of music and chant. The Wild Lotus Band includes Seán on vocals and harmonium, Matt Johnson on tenor saxophone and guitar, percussionist/vocalist Gwendolyn Colman, and Alvin Young on fretless bass. Guest artists on "Calling The Spirits" include Kristen Jensen on violin, Ludmila Konstantinova on cello, vocalist Paul Ruest, and Dean Klopsis on tamboura.
“Truly an Awesome Experience! - a musical gumbo to stir your soul. These guys are the real thing, Sean has the voice of a deva, an angel - and the band is full of swing, soul, rock, jazz and healing vibrations. They deliver from the heart, straight to yours. They can transform a room with their musical gifts, love and sincerity. Sean and the Wild Lotus kirtan band are the best kept secret in the chanting world - not for long!” -- Saul David Raye, founder of Sacred Movement, L.A.
"Seán cracks your heart open into a million pieces of sweetness" -- Dana Flynn and Jasmine Tarkeshi, Founders, Laughing Lotus Yoga, NYC
"Seán''s voice is a warm, soothing river of serenity." -Jai Uttal, Grammy Nominated Kirtan Singer
"Sean brings home the devotion in his voice: this is bhakti in full measure. He is also living proof of the power of the hatha yogi who also understands the power of sound. This, I believe, is the future of yoga, especially in the West, where a unique yogic culture is being developed, authentic in its spirit and meaningful in the form of its expression."-- Russill Paul, chant recording artist and author of ''The Yoga of Sound''
"When I spin Seán''s CD World Peace Chants'' on World Journey, the response is always immediate ... always positive! Whether we come from the Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, or African Roots traditions, World Peace Chants reminds us that the spirit of love has no borders. The album is a jewel whose international facets reflect a good groove and instant balm for the 21st century soul." -- The World Journey Goddess, WWOZ-90.7 FM, New Orleans