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The Mayapuris have crash-landed into the kirtan/chant genre, quickly becoming the most talked-about group in this growing culture of exotic world music. Their debut album Mridanga soars with fiery vocals, earth-shaking rhythms and enchanting musical flavor. Named after the Mridanga, a clay and leather drum from Mayapur, India where kirtan/chant music originated, this album showcases the musical versatility of The Mayapuris and the instruments they play. Special guests include grammy-nominated Jai Uttal, Gaura Vani & As Kindred Spirits and Benjy Wertheimer of Shantala.

Rapidly ascending as one of the most popular kirtan/chant groups in the world, The Mayapuris have been featured in stunning venues, from the inauguration inspired Chant4Change event to the world’s largest gathering of kirtan musicians at Bhakti Fest. After a worldwide tour that brought them to six continents last year, The Mayapuris are eager to expand and elate crowds with pulse-surging music as they roll along to the thunder of the mridanga drum.

Conundrum is a fusion piece, a jazzy groove with classical Indian flavor. We have three different drums playing out math-equation funk riffs with flute and violin laced all through it as well as the occasional 'bol' or musical mantra sung by Visvambhar and Vrinda.


“The Mayapuris are the young tigers of Kirtan. Their powerful and extremely moving music instantly transports me to the ancient days, when we walked together in the footsteps of the great ones. Oh Krishna, Oh Radharani. I feel You once again in the songs of the Mayapuris!“ -Jai Uttal

“The Mayapuris are rocking the globe with their tala rasa – transforming rhythms of love that they received direct from the source in Mayapur, India as the home of ecstatic devotion through music, chant and dance. They live, breathe and embody the shakti of bhakti. I feel blessed when they can join me on the road or at home for they elevate the energy wherever they go. We celebrate this long-awaited release of their first CD produced by Maha Bhaktin Gaura Vani. The Mayapuris are rhythm rockers for the Master Dancer of the Universe! Hari Bol!!!!!!!!!” -Shiva Rea

“The Mayapuris are shaking up the western world with their thunderous Mrdunga drums! They’re lively performance is making huge waves in the American yoga scene and beyond.” -MC Yogi


from Mridanga, track released May 6, 2010



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