It all started with a harmonium.
Three years ago we added the harmonium to our band and began to play kirtan, sacred hindu chant music, to honor the instrument's history.
The music had a profound effect on us and our audience.
We wanted to learn more about the ancient songs we were singing so we studied yoga and meditation at an ashram in Virgina called, Yogaville.
Our next journey was to India. We spent a month living in the city of Varanasi, which was once called "Kashi" or "City of Light".
While there we recorded music and chants from the streets, which we have incorporated into this album.
We also volunteered at our friend Ravi's music and arts school, which strives to help children rise out of poverty through music and education.
100% of online sales will go to this school
Because this is sacred music we want as many people as possible to benefit from this album.
released 05 June 2014
100% of online sales will go to Vagdevi Children's Art School
"City of Light" was recorded at Satchidananda Ashram
with the Yogaville community choir
and features various recordings from Varanasi, India
Lobo Marino is:
Violin by Jessika Blanks
Tabla by Ravi Tripathi on Mahalakshmi
additional percussion by the Yogaville community choir
Recorded, mixed and master by Dave Watkins
All songs composed by Lobo Marino
"Holy River" written and composed by Lobo Marino