I am really excited to announce a new project, born out of the love of Ram Dass, Neem Karoli Baba, Hanuman, and their timeless teachings of “Love, Serve, Remember.” Two other kirtan wallahs and I have joined forces to form a new band, “Kṛpā,” named after the Divine Grace that opens the heart, quiets the mind, inspires service, and carries us on the spiritual path. To keep these practices accessible, all events will be offered on a donation basis, and in partnership with the Call and Response Foundation, we will be visiting two prisons as part of our west coast tour.
If any of this inspires you, if you would like to learn more about Kripa and our upcoming tour, or if you would like to donate to help us cover costs, visit our website at: https://kripa.guru You can also visit my schedule page to see our confirmed dates.
Mu’id Evan Bushnell and Scott Hari Whitmore are both incredible musicians, sincere devotees, and dearly beloved friends of mine. Many of you may have seen Mu from the Netflix original movie, Ram Dass Going Home, and heard his “Sita Ram” chant. Scott Hari Whitmore is the Director of Outreach and Development for the Call and Response Foundation, where he works to bring the power of chanting to places that often have limited access, including prisons and recovery centers.
We will also be joined by Carl Golembeski, who will be running our live sound for the tour. Besides being an open-hearted, generous, and sincere bhakta, he is a professional sound engineer, who for the last 4 years has worked as Beyonce’s vocal FX engineer and has toured live with Bruno Mars, Carlinhos Brown, and Mary J Blige. We are excited and grateful to have him with us, so we can offer the highest caliber sound possible for our devotional offering. Carl is an amazing brother and friend, and we are grateful to have him with us.