by Dave Stringer

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  • Sheet Music + Digital Album

    Music book contains easy to use transcriptions for harmonium and guitar of all Kirtans and Bhajans recorded by Dave Stringer, both original and traditional compositions. 212 pages in A5 format fits comfortably on top of a harmonium. This is the book that Dave gives to students at Kirtan Flight Schools in Europe, Australia and North America. Includes guitar chord charts and many translations of the original Sanskrit into German, French, Spanish and English.

    A limited number of physical books are available for shipping. This book is also available from Dave Stringer's website as a PDF (4 MB) that is sized for an iPad. store.davestringer.com/products/kirtans-bhajans-mantras-music-book

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  • Cute pocket size (5 in x 5 in) version of the Radiance Sutras, perfect for use in yoga classes. Contains 35 of Dave Stringer and Denise Kaufman's favorite selections. 110 pages includes forward by Shiva Rea and comments by Lorin Roche.

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of The Udaya Sessions, Live At Bhaktifest, IQ & EQ Remix Series, Brink, The Satellite Sky - EP, Elixir, Ojas, Yatra, and 4 more. , and , .

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“Delicate male and female harmonies, lovely vocal interactions.”
--- LA Yoga

“Dave Stringer’s rich, masculine voice makes a wonderful counterpoint to the multifaceted vocals of Spring Groove. The music favors a fusion approach that feels distinctly Indian while bearing a soulful pop edge.”
--- Allegro Music

Yātrā (Sanskrit: 'journey', 'procession') means a pilgrimage, and is generally undertaken in groups. The journey itself is as important as the destination, and the hardships of travel become an act of devotion in themselves.

American Kirtan singers Dave Stringer and Spring Groove have developed a devoted following in Europe through years of touring. Accompanying themselves on harmonium and accoustic guitar, and backed by an exquisite ensemble of percussionists and instrumentalists, they have become well known for their soulful vocal duets and magnetic stage presence. Yatra is an intimate chronicle of the sound they’ve created and the roads they’ve traveled together.

Featuring eight previously unrecorded songs in spacious, intimate arrangements that combine acoustic instruments from both the Western and Eastern traditions.


released June 5, 2012

Dave Stringer: Vocals, Harmonium, Acoustic Guitar, Kartals
Spring Groove: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Erhard Dengl: Hackbrett
Hans Christian: Cello, Sarangi
M!chaeloah Elam: Trumpet
Miles Shrewsbery: Tablas
Patrick Richey: Cajon, Ghatam, Mridangam, Shakers

Complete lyrics, translations & more information available online at: davestringer.com, allemandemusic.com and springgroove.com

Recorded Live in Dave’s Living Room January 25-29, 2011

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered By Hans Christian
Produced by: Dave Stringer, Hans Christian & Spring Groove

Ganapati Om (Bright): © Dave Stringer / Magnetic Melodies BMI
Hey Govinda: Traditional. Arrangement © Dave Stringer / Magnetic Melodies BMI
Jay Jay Ma Durga Kali : Traditional. Arrangement © Dave Stringer / Magnetic Melodies BMI
Lokah Samastah: © Spring Groove / Springy Tunes ASCAP
Maha Lakshmi: © Spring Groove / Springy Tunes ASCAP
Nityananda Mahan: Traditional. Arrangement © Dave Stringer / Magnetic Melodies BMI
Saraswati Bhagavati: © Spring Groove / Springy Tunes ASCAP
Shivaya Namah Om (Bhajan): © Dave Stringer / Magnetic Melodies BMI

Cover Design: MiLo
Back cover and inner sleeve photos: Nic Frechen

Special Thanks: Dearbhla Kelly

For more information:
Dave Stringer: davestringer.com
Hans Christian: allemandemusic.com
Spring Groove: springgroove.com


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Dave Stringer Los Angeles

Grammy-nominated producer, singer, composer and innovative international Kirtan artist. Stringer’s sound connects the transcendent mysticism of East Indian ragas to the exuberant grooves of Gospel and the ringing harmonies of Appalachia.

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Track Name: Shivaya Namah Om
Shivaya Namah Om / Om Namah Shivaya

Every ending is a new beginning.
Track Name: Ganapati Om
Ganapati Om Jaya Ganapati Om / Ganapati Om Jaya Ganapati Om / Ganapati Ganapati

The cure for the pain is in the pain. That which is heavy has within it that which is light. The way through the obstacle is hidden in the obstacle.

Om eka dandaya vidmahe / Vakra dandaya dimahi / Tanno dandi prachodayata
Track Name: Jay Jay Ma Durga Kali
Jay Jay Ma Durga Kali / Mahadevi Durga Kali

An image of fierce compassion, and love that both destorys and protects. If you bring up what is within you, what you bring up will set you free. If you do not bring up what is within you, what you do not bring up will destroy you.

Jayanti Mangala Kali / Bhadra Kali Kapalini
Durga Shyama Shive Dhatri / Swaha Swadha Namostute

Sarve Swarupe Sarveshe / Sarva Shakti Samanvite
Bhaye Byastra Hino Devi / Durge Devi Namostute

Beyond shadow and light; beyond time; bearer of the skulls of delusion, vanity and ego; reliever of difficulties; all-loving and all- forgiving; supporter of the universe; we bow to you.
Track Name: Hey Govinda
Hey Govinda Hey Gopala / Narayana/ Narayana / Narayana Rakho Sharana

The dance of water and light within us, radiance in the form of humankind. The awareness that we are of the divine, and that the divine is also in us, that guides the way and gives shelter.
Track Name: Lokah Samastah
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu

May all beings be happy and free.

Sarve bhavantu sukhinah / Sarve santu niramayah / Sarve bhadrani pashyantu / Mas kashchid-dukha-bhag bhavet.

May all be happy. May all be healthy. May all see only auspicious sights. May no one have a share in sorrow.
Track Name: Saraswati Bhagavati
Saraswati Saraswati Saraswati Mahadevi / Bhagavati Bhagavati / Namo Namah Namo Namah

Streaming forth from emptiness, great goddess in the form of all expression, we honor you.
Track Name: Nitayananda Mahan
Nityananda Mahan Jaya Sadaguru Bhagavan / Jaya Sadaguru Bhagavan

The nature of all-encompassing awareness is eternal bliss.

Gurubrahma guruvishnur / Gurudevo maheshvara / Gurusakshat parabrahma / Tasmai shrigurave namah

There is one consciousness which encompasses the dark (gu) and the light (ru), into which the cycle of creation (Brahma), sustention (Vishnu), and dissolution (Shiva) resolves.
Track Name: Maha Lakshmi
Namaste’stu mahamaye shripithe sura-pujite / Shankha-chakra-gada-haste mahalakshmi namo’stu te.

Siddhi-buddhi-prade devi bhukti-mukti-pradayini / Mantra-murte sada devi mahalakshmi namo’stu te.

Adyanta-rahite devi adyashakti maheshvari / Yogaje yoga-sambhute mahalakshmi namo’stu te.

Padmasana-sthite devi parabrahma-svarupini / Parameshi jagan-matar-mahalakshmi namo’stu te.

Salutations to you, abode of fortune, worshipped by gods, conch shell in hand at the center of the circle of the great illusion, Mahalakshmi, honor to you.

Bestower of intelligence and success, O goddess, bestower of worldly enjoyment and liberation, in the form of the mantra, goddess Mahalaksh mi, honor to you.

Without beginning or end, O goddess, primordial energy, great mistress born of yoga, Mahalakshmi, honor to you.

Seated on a lotus, O goddess, true self of the ultimate reality, O supreme mistress, universal mother, Mahalakshmi, honor to you.

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