The Enchanted Life of Nina Rao: Chanting, Krishna Das, and the Hanuman Chalisa
Krishna Das is a disciple of Indian sage Neem Karoli Baba. Layering traditional Hindu kirtan with accessible melodies and modern instrumentation, Krishna Das has become a worldwide icon and the best-selling Western chant artist of all time. His album Live Ananda (released in January 2012) was nominated for a Grammy in the Best New Age album category. The subject of the award-winning film One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das, he is first and foremost a devotee, with the sharing of his practice a profound act of his faith.
Nina Rao learned traditional chants from her grandfather in a village in South India when she was nine years old. She is Krishna Das’ assistant and accompanies him on tour, playing cymbals and singing. Her recording Nina Chalisa can be found on his album Flow of Grace. Her own CD, Antarayaami: Knower of All Hearts, includes devotional kirtan, bhajan, and a variety of Hanuman Chalisa melodies, including a duet with Krishna Das. Learn more about The Enchanted Life of Nina Rao