Journey to Vrindaban

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The Journey to Vrindaban story is a fictitous tale of two London hippies
of comfortable social status who journey to India in search of spiritual
enlightenment. Their adventures weave a continuity
between the devotional songs and chants from different parts of India
leading up to their meeting with Swami Bhaktivedanta.

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CD-14 Journey to Vrindaban

 

Journey to Vrindaban
By Dev Chakraverty & Robin Armstrong.

The Journey to Vrindaban story is a fictitous tale of two London hippies
of comfortable social status who journey to India in search of spiritual
enlightenment. Their adventures weave a continuity
between the devotional songs and chants from different parts of India
leading up to their meeting with Swami Bhaktivedanta.

1:    Opening Conches:    (0’42”)
Conches: Robin Armstrong
Krishna’s Celestial Harp for resonance

2:    Time Brings Change:    (0’58”)
Voice: Satanand Sawh
Krishna’s Celestial Harp:  Robin Armstrong

3:    Echoes of Krishna:    (1’19”)
Flute: Jeetu Parkash
Sarangi: Satanand Sawh
Violin:  Ruchira Sawh

4.    London:        (1’15”)
Voices: Namita Sawh and Robin Armstrong
Krishna’s Celestial Harp:  Robin Armstrong

5.    Sumiran Karanay:     (2’55”) Time passes by quickly with little or nothing permanent accomplished but the chanting of God’s name will stay with you forever.
Voice, tables and triangle: Dev Chakraverty
Flute and Guitar: Jeetu Parkash

6.    Bombay:        (1’10”)
Voices: Namita Sawh and Robin Armstrong
Voice of taxi driver: Ramesh Amin
Krishna’s Celestial Harp:  Robin Armstrong

7.    Krishna Krishna Gayaman: (6’16”) Krishna is everything in my life. I can’t think of anything without Him. Since I fell in love with Krishna, He is everywhere. Peace and love are everywhere. (This is an arrangement of a song originally written by Ardash Laxmanpal)
Harmonium and voice: Ronnie Prentice
Flute:  Jeetu Parkash
Tablas:  Dolan Sinharoy
Krishna’s Celestial Harp for resonance

8.    Drawn to Chanting:    (1’33”)
Voices: Namita Sawh and Robin Armstrong
Krishna’s Celestial Harp:  Robin Armstrong
9. Kuch Horna:   (8’48”)  This song is based on a love story named Heer Ranjha. The story is similar to that of Romeo and Juliet but it takes place in Punjab. A daughter is telling her mother that she wants to be like Heer and nothing else matters in her life. She pleads with her mother to help her to become like Heer. In love with love, this is her song.
Voice, flute and guitar: Jeetu Parkash
Duff (frame drum): Dev Chakraverty

10. Mayappur:    (1’51”)
Voices: Namita Sawh and Robin Armstrong
Krishna’s Celestial Harp:  Robin Armstrong

11. Gorongo: (1’30”)  Gorongo is one of the reincarnations of Lord Krishna. He is saying that who ever chants his name, “Gorongo” will be his favourite.
Voice: Dev Chakraverty
Flute and guitar: Jeetu Parkash

12. Puri:    (3’07”)
Voices: Namita Sawh and Robin Armstrong
Krishna’s Celestial Harp:  Robin Armstrong

13. Hari Gunu Gao: (8’44”) In this song Krishna is saying, “This world is illusion. Why do you forget to take my name? You are caught up in this world full of anger and expectation. Why do you still not chant my name? You take care of family and friends but you do not take care of Me. Chanting fills your heart with pleasure and bliss, so why are you not chanting?
Voice:  Savitri Prasad
Voices: Ruchira Sawh, Praveen Sawh, Namita Sawh, Satanand Sawh         and Dev Chakraverty
Harmonium: Ronnie Prentice
Flute:  Jeetu Parkash
Tablas:  Dev Chakraverty
Krishna’s Celestial Harp for resonance

14. Katmandu:    (1’38”)
Voices: Namita Sawh and Robin Armstrong
Krishna’s Celestial Harp:  Robin Armstrong

15. Taro Taro: (5’20”) Radha is begging Krishna not to leave Vrindaban, but to stay with her. Why are you leaving me alone? Without your voice joined with mine, how can I sing your praises? Without you I am a boat at sea without oars. Without you I am lost. Only you can take me to the shore.
Voice:  Savitri Prasad
Harmonium: Ronnie Prentice
Flute:  Jeetu Parkash
Tablas:  Dolan Sinharoy
Krishna’s Celestial Harp for resonance

16. Benares:    (2’16”)
Voices: Namita Sawh and Robin Armstrong
Krishna’s Celestial Harp:  Robin Armstrong

17. Krishna’s Flute:    (5’09”)
Flute:  Jeetu Parkash
Chimes:  Dev Chakraverty

18. Vrindaban:    (3’14”)
Voices: Namita Sawh and Robin Armstrong
Krishna’s Celestial Harp:  Robin Armstrong

19. Prabhupad:    (0’34”)
Voices: Satnand Sawh, Namita Sawh and
Robin Armstrong
Krishna’s Celestial Harp:  Robin Armstrong

20. Hare Krishna:    (7’10”)
Voices: Prabhupad and devotees.
DRUM: Devotees

21. Now Fulfilled:    (1’01”)
Voices: Namita Sawh and Robin Armstrong
Krishna’s Celestial Harp:  Robin Armstrong

22. Krishna’s Theme:    (2’32”)
Voices: Dev Chakraverty and Namita Sawh
Flute and guitar: Jeetu Parkash

© 2001, Dev Chakraverty, Robin Armstrong and RA Publications, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Photos of Krishna & Swami Bhaktivedanta courtesy of BBT
Cover Design by Robin Armstrong
Mixed by Robin Armstrong, Mastered by Bruno Degazio

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