Kirtan with Acharya Mangalananda
Mangalananda is a kirtan singer well-versed in the traditional kirtan style of the rural villages of India. Though an American by birth, through a lifetime of association with Indian culture and twelve years living in a small ashram in central India, he has learned by deep immersion the traditional spiritual music of India. His kirtan is couched in the mystical ragas of India and is full of the lively ecstatic joy of the Divine Names.
Mangalananda has toured extensively throughout India, Europe and the USA, presenting kirtan concerts, yoga classes and workshop retreats. He is an Acharya (an appointed Spiritual Teacher) of Ma Anandamayi Ashram in Omkareshwar / Indore in the lineage of Sri Anandamayi Ma.
Mangalananda has been a featured artist at several international yoga and kirtan festivals including the Berlin Yoga Festival in Germany, Angsbacka Bhakti Yoga Festival in Sweden, and in the USA at Bhakti Fest in Joshua Tree CA, Prana Fest in Ashland OR, and Boston Chant Fest in MA.
Acharya Mangalananda has recorded nine kirtan CDs. Four are available online from iTunes and Amazon.com. For more information see his TuneCore profile. To hear his most recent, use the widget below (Adobe® Flash® Player required).