One of the shared passion of the members of the band 'King of Braj' is volunteering for ISKCON Hungary’s Food for Life program, and besides helping hands-on on the field, contributin to the cause through the power of art.
The third album proper from Srikala – once known as Srikalogy – is a major evolution musically, lyrically and personally for the artist. Released on July 16th, “Beautiful Dark Moon” is an entrancing blend of R&B, hip-hop and world music.
Balarama Tirtha Das of kirtan group The Mayapuris, better known as “Bali,” is set to release his first solo hip-hop single “Three Eyes Wide” on the well-chosen date of 10-08 (October 8th).
Nathdvara is a place in Rajasthan, Nathdvara 2.0 is a state of mind. It is a combination of old and new. It embraces tradition while being unapologetically progressive. It is simultaneously hip hop and bhajan. It is the future. Music and video by Gaura Karuna Klein. Find out more at https://www.gaurakaruna.com
You might not have heard of Jaya Chaitanya Das, the thirty-year-old who’s been the number one book distributor in the U.S. for the past two years. Even if he sold 85,000 of Prabhupada’s books this year alone. That’s because until recently, the young man was living at home with his parents in Orange County, California.
Milan Parmar, a member of ISKCON youth group Pandava Sena in the UK, has released an introspective hip-hop album that tracks the soul’s spiritual journey throughout one lifetime in the material world. Out on January 29th on Pandava Sena’s own label, “When a Soul Acknowledges” features smooth production by Deva Deva Das, uplifting melodic hooks by female vocalist Sobia Khan, and Parmar’s mesmerizing unbroken flow. It’s a professional effort that clearly has its finger on the pulse of current UK rap styles.
Young poet and hip-hop musician Mikey Jay describes himself as “a wandering soul learning the lessons of life” as he “traverses its diverse path.” For Rama Navami, April 8th, 2014, he came out with a new music album the “Sri Isopanisad”, consisting of 19 songs; an Invocation and 18 songs based on the 18 Mantras of the ancient scripture the Sri Isopanisad.
Hip-hop artist Mikey Jay has translated the wisdom-filled Sri Isopanisad into the language of modern poetry, enhanced by eclectic tunes and musical mantras. The Hip-hop album uses the powerful platform of music and poetry to share the timeless wisdom of the text. The lyrics are very closely based on Srila Prabhupada's purports and all the mantras of the text are chanted in a unique way. The album has been written and recorded but needs support to bring it through the final production stages. Mikey Jay is running a crowdfunding campaign, giving supporters an opportunity to pre-order the album and be part of its creation: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pre-order-sri-isopanisad-the-album/x/5365307 For more info please visit: http://www.mikeyjay108.org
A Hip-Hop video from Mikey Jay, an ISKCON devotee from Wales, UK. The video based on Śrīla Prabhupāda's purport to the invocation of Sri Isopanisad.