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Hindu Hymns: Ancient Yet Modern in Inspirational Music

  • East West Bookshop 324 Castro Street Mountain View, CA, 94041 United States (map)
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$15 thru Feb 15, $20 day of

During the medieval era, the bold and compelling poetry of the great Indian poet-saints made religion accessible to all. In story and song, Aks & Lakshmi share devotional songs and narration from the writings of Adi Shankara, Surdas, Mirabai, and Vallabhacharya. Music, storytelling, and visual media combine in a celebration of ecstatic devotion. Aks & Lakshmi maintain the poetic authenticity of these works, while reinventing them with contemporary musical arrangements in world, pop and folk styles. Aks is a composer and vocalist for albums, film & TV, and video games, trained by Oscar winner AR Rahman. Lakshmi is a vocalist-scholar with an M.A. in Religious Studies from Stanford, who brings singing, scholarship, and storytelling together. Learn more.