City of Light (Holy River)

by Lobo Marino

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The full length "CITY OF LIGHT" album has moved!


We moved our one and only Kirtan album in an effort to bring more transparency to how the money from it's sales are used.
We have always sent 100% of our Bandcamp proceeds to a music school in Varinasi, India, where our friend Raavi has a musical training program for children living in the city's most economically challenging areas.
This new bandcamp page is linked directly to Raavi's paypal account and features his and the children's music.
Lobo Marino has intentionally chosen to donate their music to this children's music program in India.

We were introduced to kirtan while living on a Krishna community in Argentina (eco yoga park), first learning and encouraged daily to sing the maha mantra.
Once back in the States, we spent some months at an Ashram in Virginia called Yogaville which was founded by the Guru Sri Swami Satchidananda from Tamil Nadu, India. Satchidananda came to the United States in 1966 to teach interfaith yogic philosophy and chants to those who were called to learn.

We hope that by separating this album from our discography we can clearly indicate how the album's download sales are being used while also connecting our western (and non-western) audience directly with the music and sounds from Raavi's school in Varanasi, India.

May all be blessed

Lobo Marino is:
Laney Sullivan
Jameson Price

Violin by Jessika Blanks

Recorded, mixed and master by Dave Watkins
@ Yogaville Satchidananda Ashram


released June 5, 2014



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Lobo Marino Richmond, Virginia

Lobo Marino, a Richmond-based duo whose elegantly eerie chant-like intones soar over drone-vibing world-fused folk music built primarily on harmonium, bass drum and other various instruments.

Named after the enormous Pacific Sea Lion, they draw from a rich palette of international influences. Their infectious hooks and intoxicating vocals are both hypnotically spiritual and deeply soulful.
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Track Name: Holy River
Holy river take me back in time
before the mud, it piled up.
Wind my body tie it up in silk
among the ash and sandalwood

Oh Sadhu you do nothing
but prepare the way
my soul is just a paste you place upon your head
Breathe deeply now a thousand times
the sun will rise before you die
but you already know that you are there

Holy river lap against the stone
it's painted crimson painted gold
Lay the wood to dry upon the rock
The fire burns.
It never stops

Hazy mornings and the misty mountains
far north of here another day.
Men on boats they travel back and forth
and with their calloused hands
they pray and pray

Holy river take me back in time
before the fire became the light.
Wrap me in your quiet waterside.
You are one breath
and so am I