Putumayo Presents: Yoga

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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: 9/14/2010
  • Label: Putumayo World Music
  • UPC: 790248030425
  • Catalog Number: 304
  • Sales rank: 32,708

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ghungate Ke - The Lucknow Project (5:47)
  2. 2 Om Hari Om/Sharanam Ganesha (Refuge) - The Wild Lotus Band (4:38)
  3. 3 Purnamadah - Shantala (5:39)
  4. 4 Bolo Ram - Wah! (3:20)
  5. 5 Cerulean - Ben Leinbach (6:53)
  6. 6 Devaki - Dasi Karnamrita (5:14)
  7. 7 Bangles - Niraj Chag (4:06)
  8. 8 El Bosque Eterno de los Niños - Amounsulu (2:27)
  9. 9 Moods Of Kirtan (Siksastakam) - Gaura Vani (5:29)
  10. 10 O Rama - Susheela Raman (4:57)
  11. 11 Hanuman Baba - Krishna Das (5:33)
  12. 12 Sira (5:03)
  13. 13 Offering Chant - Lama Gyurme (5:19)
  14. 14 Bliss - Yogini (6:58)
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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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