Meera features 8 enchanting bhajans written by the 16th-century saint, Meera Bai, dedicated to Lord Krishna. These heartfelt tracks beautifully explore a range of emotions. From devotion and surrender to love and longing, joy and apprehension, respect and gratitude, each bhajan immerses you in a divine journey.
Meera Bai’s poetry is a powerful expression of love, devotion, and freedom. Her poems speak to the universal human experience, and they resonate with me as I believe that we are all born to be free, and that we can choose to live our lives in love and compassion. Her words are a source of inspiration and they continue to speak to the human heart centuries after they were written.
In a time when women were often confined to the domestic sphere, Meera Bai defied convention and spoke her truth. She wrote openly about her love for Krishna, and she refused to let anyone dictate her choices. Her poems are a testament to the power of the human spirit, and they inspire women to be true to themselves and to fight for their freedom..
Meera Bai’s poetry is also relevant to the modern day quest for freedom for all. Her poems speak to the importance of love, compassion, and understanding. They remind us that we are all connected, and that we must work together to create a more just and equitable world.
I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity as these bhajans hold a special place in my heart. It was my mother, Uma Natarajan, who first composed these songs in the 1990s, and they have ignited my passion for music ever since.
I’m blessed to have collaborated with a talented group of artists on this project. Eddie Young on Cello, Will Marsh on sitar, Dr Ashish Ranade on Tabla, have all contributed their extraordinary talents to bring these bhajans to life.
“My challenge was to create music where emotion is the focal point. I let music be the language and used sounds from India to create an experience.”- Kamini Natarajan
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Kamini Natarajan is one of the leading Indian Classical and kirtan singers. Kamini comes from a family of musicians and started learning Indian classical music at the age of 6. She proceeded to graduate in vocal Hindustani music and currently lives in Simi Valley, CA where she teaches, performs traditional as well as world music. Her music is spiritual, mystical, and simply engaging. In it, she artistically incorporates the traditional Indian ragas and intricate rhythmic patterns known as “taala”, which lift listeners to a higher state of consciousness – a state of pure bliss, away from mundane appearances. More info at https://kaminimusic.com
Kamini Natarajan: Vocals, Harmonium, Percussions, Synthesizers, Synthesizer programming
Dr Ashish Ranade– Tabla
Dave Cipriani – Slide Guitar
Raman Maharjan – Bansuri Flute
Eddie Young – Cello
Will Marsh – Sitar
Produced, Written & Arranged by Kamini Natarajan
Recorded by Kamini Natarajan
Mixed by Kamini Natarajan
Mastered by Kamini Natarajan