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We Are Producing a Kirtan Album!!

Posted by Robert Kelaghan on August 30, 2013 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

As of the end of August 2013, we completed negotiations to start production of a new Kirtan album. We are happy to announce we will start recording at SunSound Studios in Grass Valley, CA by mid-October 2013. 

The album will feature Robert's original chant music, blending of Eastern and Western sacred lyrics, most of it performed by his kirtan bands over the last 15 years or so.  None of his chants have been recorded thus far, so this is part one of a culmination of a life's dream to share this music with a wider audience.  The dream has always been to share both "spirited" and soulful music to help people create deeply meaningful connections with each other and with their Source.

It is exciting to bring this dream to reality.  Part of the fun is selecting instrumentation and voices that compliment the feeling of each chant.  We will be inviting musicians to share their talents in addition to Robert's rhythm guitar and harmonium, with lead and bass guitar, flute, violin, percussion (including tablas), and perhaps a few Indian and Asian-inspired instruments.  Our goal is to produce a top quality album that demonstrates the quality of the music and lyrics.

For the short term, once we have two or three chants recorded, we will feature them in some way on this website, perhaps in conjunction with video of the recordings and interviews with Robert about his life's work and music.

We are extremely grateful to those that have generously donated to the birth of this album with their voices, musical talents, money, and blessings.

 We will be announcing a crowd-funding platform to help with the production costs and marketing of the album;  In the meantime if you would like to donate to our 2013 Kirtan Album (title is pending), no amount is too small, and very easy to do.  Just click on the DONATE button located on the right sidebar of each page of this website.  

July 27, 2013 The "I" That Is"We" Workshop

Posted by Robert Kelaghan on August 2, 2013 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

We had an uplifting and nurturing afternoon and musical evening at Dragonfly Studio in Penn Valley.

Thank you to all who attended with open hearts.

A big thank you to Jeff Wright, Julie Chiarelli, and Shoshana Lea of Bhakti Bliss for helping us "rock"  the place!

July 24, 2013 Elixart Gallery ReOpening, featuring our friend and artist, Jivan Swann

Posted by Robert Kelaghan on August 2, 2013 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Robert and Juanita playing music at Hot August Nights in Nevada City at Elixart Gallery

Shivaratri Event Sunday, March 10, 2013

Posted by Robert Kelaghan on March 12, 2013 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Bhakti Bliss promo photo for Shivaratri

Posted by Robert Kelaghan on February 27, 2013 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

We took these photos last night at our BBB rehearsal.  The Union may use one for an article in the Religion section of this Friday's paper regarding the Shivaratri on March 10, 2013.

Left to right standing: Jeff Wright, Lead Guitar; Julie Chiarelli, Percussion; Shoshana Leah, Vocals; Natana Spohler, Vocals

Seated: Juanita Bratton, Vocals/Violin; Robert Kelaghan, Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica, Harmonium

An Affair of the Heart Workshop, Dinner & Concert

Posted by Robert Kelaghan on February 10, 2013 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I am excited to share more of the concerts, kirtan, and workshops into 2013.  The first workshop of the year was hosted by Dragonfly Yoga Studio in Penn Valley, CA.  I hope to capture more of these events with photos and video to share on this blog.

In the picture below is me with members of my band Bhakti Bliss, Natana and Juanita.

Juanita on violin

Angelic vocals by Catherine Scholz