Funky Love Songs

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Get your groove on with this 10-song collection of danceable mantra music.

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Ganapati Om (Atom Smith atomic mix)

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titles: "Ganapati Om (Atom Smith atomic mix)",
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Stop and Talk (Hey Natha)

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Queen of Hearts (Radhe Radhe)

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Govinda

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Shiva Shankara (Transformation)

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Rock On Hanuman

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Jai Radha Madhav (Desert Dwellers Remix)

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Kali Durge

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Hari Om

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Purnamadah

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On Funky Love Songs, Yoga Journal explores some of the grooviest, most genre-bending forms of mantra music in the yoga world. These songs—which range from rock to hip hop to reggae—demonstrate the universal appeal of India's ancient mantras, and the modern bhakti (devotion) of mantra music artists in the West.

Devotional musician Donna De Lory, a former backup singer for Madonna, opens the album with a dance-club-worthy remix of a chant to Ganesha (the Hindu god known as the remover of obstacles). Gaura Vani & As Kindred Spirits follow with a cinematic, otherworldly arrangement of a Hare Krishna chant. Grammy-nominated musician Jai Uttal offers a mantra reggae tune, and Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band get their groove on with an ode to Shiva (the Hindu god of tranformation), tinged with the flavors of mantra r&b, funk, and New Orleans groove.

Up-and-coming artists such as SRI Kirtan and Prajna Vieira stand beside some of mantra music's mainstays like Deva Premal (whose remix tune will make you want to get up and groove) and Krishna Das (who lends his kirtan wallah voice to rapper MC Yogi's hip hop tune, "Rock On Hanuman.") Shantala and Girish help wind down the album with a few sweet, heart-centered tunes. Enjoy!

The sampler will be available to stream free of charge for six months, thanks to the generosity of the following music labels: White Swan, Mantralogy, Spirit Voyage, and Wolf Cub Music.