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Shyam Lila

Shyam Lila is Adam Bauer’s first solo kirtan album, a personal tribute to renowned singer and Bhakti Yoga teacher Shyamdas featuring contributions from many of Shyamdas’s friends and collaborators, including Gaura Vani, John McDowell, Steve Gorn and many others. A deeply intimate expression of devotion, the album showcases Bauer’s vocals, harmonium and signature electric bass, augmented by a lush tapestry of additional vocalists and instruments including tabla, organ, sitar, guitar, piano and bansuri flute.

Most of the eight songs on Shyam Lila arose in India during the weeks following Shyamdas’s unexpected death in 2013, as Bauer reflected on the sacred teachings and life of his kirtan brother, Bhakti Yoga mentor and friend. According to Grammy-nominated singer Jai Uttal, Adam’s kirtan is “So full of heart, so full of emotional honesty and beautiful musicianship, and just great, great, great!” Produced by Gaura Vani, the overall sound of the album captures the natural, heartfelt and spontaneous synergy of devotional music and chanting shared among friends and devotees.

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Created by: Adam Bauer
Event Name: Shyam Lila
Languages: English, Sanskrit
Featuring: Adam Bauer, Gaura Vani, John McDowell, Ehren Hanson, Tomek Regulski, Ally Kreim, et. al
Producer: Rachel P. Goldstein and Adam Bauer
Refers to: Nandakumarashtakam by Vallabhacharya

Date: 2014

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