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Mantra Girl

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Product Description

Haunting Sanskrit Mantras set to pop-electronica tracks featuring stunning performances by the New York Philharmonic.

About the Artist

Erin Kamler has been singing, chanting and practicing Kundalini Yoga for over eight years. A native of Ann Arbor, MI, Erin began her career in musical theater and went on to sing off Broadway and on numerous albums. Her passion for the art of meditative chanting can be heard in live performances throughout the country.

Adam Smalley has contributed his expertise in film music for over ten year. As a Score producer, Music Supervisor and Music Editor, his work ranges from projects such as "Thin Red Line" and "Gladiator" to "The Lion King" and "Being John Malkovitch". The films he's contributed to have grossed over two billion dollors. Adam is proud to make MANTRA GIRL his chanting debut.

Dan Powell lends his creativity to record, commercial and films throughout Europe and the US. An extensive world traveler, he has gathered musical influences from Africa, India and Southeast Asia, where he developed a specific interest in Indonesian Gamelon music. Based in London, Dan has worked as a sound designer and composer for fifteen years.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Dhan Dhan
  2. Long ek Ong Kar
  3. Adi Shakti
  4. Har
  5. Sa Ta Na Ma
  6. Wah Yantee
  7. Gobinday


Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 15, 2002)
  • Original Release Date: August 15, 2002
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mantra Girl Music
  • ASIN: B00006LFC8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #372,329 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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An excellent CD for kundalini yoga practices, or just for some joyous singing along. I have considered the other comments that the music is not "traditional" enough, therefore it is not valid. In my opinion, that is the equivalent of saying that if one is not listening to Gregorian Chants, one is not listening to "authentic" Christian music. You would be missing out on a whole lot.

Erin Kamler (Mantra Girl) provides an interesting, modern, upbeat interpretation of more traditional mantras, which is appropriate for kundalini yoga which is an interesting, modern and upbeat interpretation of traditional yoga practices.

The tracks range from rousing ("Gobinday")to relaxing (the healing mantra of "Ra Ma"), empowering (Adi Shakti) to ethereal (Sa Ta Na Ma). Kamler prints the lyrics phonetically in the album cover for easy reference and singing along.

I highly recommend this CD, especially in conjunction with her instructional DVD's. I like to play it at home, in the car - wherever! It just leaves me feeling happy.
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This is definitely a western take on the Sikh chants. These are not Hindu sanskrit chants. Different language (Not every yoga chant is Sanskrit). They are too dressed up to be traditional. Jai Utaal isn't traditional either but he great also. Same for Krishna Das. Even he gets told that he playing western versions of his chants. Both of these guys are from the hindu tradition
Theses chants belong definitey to the devotional tradition since they come from the heart and can move the emotions (not to mention the feet).
3HO will probaly love them especialy the folks from '69. They are definitely western Khalsa.
If you like more chantier versions of these I would definitely have to recommend the older sadhana morning chants by western Sikhs, the rainbow collection or early WAH. There is a nice series called The Yoga of Sound by Mata Mandir Singh and friends
It is dance time at many points for many selections and they definitely will make you smile and brighten your day.
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By SR on April 4, 2006
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Intricate harmonies, soaring melodies, Erin has the voice of an angel. I have generally been less than enthusiastic about most of the mantra CD's I have heard, and consider myself to be somewhat cynical and not easily moved. The first time I played this CD on my pc, I really enjoyed it. Then...I queued it up on my high-end home stereo system so that I was able to hear the fullness and richness of the music, and sat in stunned silence, tears pouring down my face. It's simply beautiful.
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I'm not a huge fan of devotional chant, but I do know a great tune when I hear it. I'm the music buyer for a relaxation and wellness store in the Napa Valley and I get to hear alot of different types of world music, chant, ambient/ethereal, etc... The first time I heard the demo for Mantra Girl I was sold. I has proved to be one of our bestselling titles. Erin Kamler has a fantastic voice and the arrangements are fabulous. Even my Linkin Park/Ozzy loving boyfriend can't help chanting "Sa Ta Na Ma" in the car. I wholly suggest giving this CD a listen. Not to diss the person who did not care for this CD (one of the great things about this country is the freedom to like what you wanna!),but we also had the demo for the latest Claude Challe CD and it was unanimously "Nay"-d by the staff. So, there you go. I dig Mantra Girl!
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This is the soundtrack to her first exercise dvd. I loved the music so much I bought this cd. It stayed in my car for years. Wonderful kundalini yoga tracks. Wish she would make another full length album.
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It's not the usual soft quiet yoga music, it's more lively, but you won't be dissapointed. The first time I heard the first song I HAD to have it! Now my yoga students are asking me where I got it because they want one too.
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Erin Kamler is both a talented singer and kundalini yoga instructor. I first heard her songs on her two kundalini yoga dvds ("An Introduction to Kundalini Yoga and Chanting", and "Advanced Kundalini Yoga for the Spiritual Warrior"). They're wonderful and greatly add to the experience of yoga. I'm not surprised to hear that various yoga centres play her music during classes as well.
My only problem is trying to get the CD back from friends who hear me play it and ask to borrow it. I'll be buying another copy of her CD so I can play it while I do housework and other chores. It's very uplifting music and is sure to put you in a good mood.
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I first heard Mantra Girl fairly recently, on recommendation based on my varied tastes in music. I listened to 1 song, "Dhan Dhan," and was hooked; I had to hear more - just that one first song filled me with such joy! Erin's voice is just beautiful, so clear, soothing and pleasamt, and her harmonies are delightful. Tonight I chose to download from Amazon's mp3 section the Mantra Girl 3-song ep "Trinity" and the "Truth" cd, which must be, I believe, a re-release of her debut album, as it has all the songs from her "Mantra Girl" cd plus 2 more songs. A VERY worthy purchase it was and I'm grateful I could find it here. A visit to Erin Kamler's website () provided the lyrics and translations to her chants, along with the following info regarding the language of the chants: "These mantras come from the language Gurumukhi, which is closely related to Sanskrit." ()
While these may not be traditional mantras, nor pure Sanskrit, they are at least to me, a real joy to hear. I do hope we can look forward to more music, more mantras, and more of those wonderful rich harmonies from Mantra Girl!
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