Putumayo Presents: Yoga

Putumayo Presents: Yoga

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Yoga may have been born in India and developed over the past 5,000 years, as Sean Johnson's liner notes to this album attest, but it is best known in the West as a variant of exercise taught and practiced by suburbanites who have never bathed in the Ganges. Putumayo World Music, a label that exists to address the taste for light exotica among such music listeners, has… See more details below

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Yoga may have been born in India and developed over the past 5,000 years, as Sean Johnson's liner notes to this album attest, but it is best known in the West as a variant of exercise taught and practiced by suburbanites who have never bathed in the Ganges. Putumayo World Music, a label that exists to address the taste for light exotica among such music listeners, has created an appropriate soundtrack to yoga exercise on this various-artists compilation, containing many performers who, like Johnson, are actually Westerners with Eastern training. Based in New Orleans, Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band (which consists of Alvin Young and Gwendolyn Colman) present a typical selection in the second track, "Om Hari Om/Sharanam Ganesha (Refuge)," which finds Johnson singing in a voice that might be James Taylor or John Denver, if he weren't singing in Hindi. Some of the tracks are more overtly Indian, notably the instrumental "Cerulean" by Ben Leinbach and Geoffrey Gordon, on which Gordon plays tabla and Jai Uttal dotar. But usually the music is a hybrid of Indian elements with laid-back Western folk-rock, which should make it highly palatable to its intended audience.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/14/2010
Label:
Putumayo World Music
UPC:
0790248030425
catalogNumber:
304
Rank:
26551

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Geoffrey Gordon   Composer
Ben Leinbach   Composer
Jean-Philippe Rykiel   Arranger
Benjy Wertheimer   Composer
Ayub Ogada   Arranger
Dan Storper   Executive Producer,Song Selection
Krishna Das   Composer
Nicola Heindl   Illustrations,Cover Art
Alvin Young   Composer
Sam Mills   Arranger
Niraj Chag   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Lane Gibson   Mastering
Susheela Raman   Arranger,Photo Courtesy
Heather Wertheimer   Composer
Sean Johnson   Composer,Liner Notes
Ablaye Cissoko   Composer
Cyril Dupuy   Composer
Lama Gyurme   Arranger
Gaura Vani   Composer
Gwendolyn Colman   Composer
Wah!   Composer
Dasi Karnamrita   Composer
Sheer Om   Arranger
Santos Gasslebayle   Composer
Katarina Di Leva   Composer

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