Vancouver, British Columbia
“Chants To Dance To” CD
The recording for a CD, “Chants To Dance To,” occurred at the Kolkata ISKCON, twenty-two months ago. Sorry for the delay. It was done live in the temple of Radha-Govinda by Ekalavya. It was decided that the voice of my humble self, the ‘Walking Monk’, was not up to par in a professional studio. The recording did well amidst an excited group of brahmacharis—monks—at the devotional facility on Albert Road.
Nimai Nitai from Brampton is the project co-ordinator and Nitai Priya from Vancouver did the cover art design.
It’s not perfect. It was not rehearsed. Spontaneity would be the way I would describe it. Ekalavya, my dear friend, held a recorder to tape my voice, and here it is—a burst of enthusiasm. May listeners be compelled to dance.
Dancing and walking are some things I’ve been limiting to a minimum. I’m in a limp for some reason or other. So when arriving in Vancouver I thought to hammer it out in my Kyboot shoes. It helped. Once healed I probably won’t dance to the CD. I’m just not fond of hearing myself, even though the project was completed in dedication to guru and God. I know I should try to see it that way. A lack of self-confidence may be a factor in it all.
In any event, the CD is released and it is a devotional offering. I hope you like it. Proceeds go to the grand opening of a new ISKCON Cultural Centre in Brampton, a place of higher learning and culture. The community will be moving from the current rental unit.
May the Source be with you!