One of my favorite things at Summer Solstice is meditating to the beautiful Gurbani Kirtan. There are always a variety of different musicians with variety of styles. There is something about being at Ram Das Puri in the mountains that is so special and sacred that makes it feel that much more beautiful listening to the Kirtan. Sitting with hundreds of others and hearing the sound of the Gurbani resonate and echo in the huge shelter.
I have been waiting a long time for two of my friends to play kirtan again so that I could capture a recording. Nirinjan Kaur (Eugene, Oregon – USA) and Dileep Kaur(Surrey, BC – Canada) have the most beautiful voices, and when used to sing Gurbani take you into the clouds. Just listening to these audio tracks brings me back into the spirit and the longing for the Guru that I know so many felt during that week.
Here are a few recordings for you to listen and download. The first one was sung right before a couple got married and the other recordings are from the all night ransabhai kirtan. I’ll be posting more Gurbani from other musicians in the coming days.
Anadho Anadh Ghanaa
Shabad by Guru Arjan Dev Ji
Sung by Nirinjan Kaur (Eugene Oregon, USA) and Dileep Kaur (Surrey BC, Canada) with Siri Amrit Singh (Eugene Oregon, USA) Background Vocals, Guru Jot Singh (Espanola, NM – USA) playing Dilruba and Rishi Parbhat on Tabla.
Wahe Guru Simran
Waheguru Simran portion looped to make it around 11 minutes for meditation.
Sung by Dileep Kaur (Surrey BC, Canada) with Snatam Kaur (Espanola, NM, USA) Background Vocals, Singh (California – USA) playing Sitar and Harimandir Jot Singh on Tabla, and Guruganesha Singh on Guitar.
Ik Ardas Bhaat Keerat Kee (Guru Ram Das Rakho Saranaaee)
Shabad is by Bhatt Bal in Svaiyay Mehl 5
Sun Sajan Preetham Maeriaa
You can also download and listen to other kirtan by Dileep Kaur and Nirinjan Kaur by going to the Audio/Video section and in the "Audio Player" click on the "Western- Non Traditional" category and then either "dileep kaur" or "nirinjan kaur". Next to each audio track is a down arrow image which you click on to download.