Kirtan, Bhajan, Ghazal, & Qawwali with Arjun Baba (Arjun & Guardians)
Arjun Baba's intention is to share the traditions of Kirtan/Bhajan, & Sufi Ghazal/Qawwali devotional music to the west & worldwide; by sharing the chant, as well as the raag, melodies & beautiful history of Hindustani music. He is currently considered a unique and leading kirtan singer in the western world for over 17 years.
With annual tours through Europe, North America, India, UK & more; his passion is to express the beauty of this music and practice. Born in New York City, living many years between India and California, he currently resides in Rishikesh, India, and returns to the west annually to share this path of music and devotion.
Since 1998 he has recorded 7 volumes of bhajan and kirtan, 6 of sufi qawwali music, as well as 6 volumes with his collective "Arjun & Guardians", where songwriting and eclectic styles are explored. He is a member of Fanna Fi Allah Sufi Qawwali Party (where he has studied in the lineage of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan), and The Dub Kirtan All Stars (featuring producers Freq Nasty and David Starfire); as well as collaborating with DJ Drez, MC Yogi, and The Kirtaniyas
Collaborating with such accomplished tabla players as Jason Kalidas (UK), Dildar Hussain (Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Tabla, Pakistan), Vijay Krsna (India/UK/US), Aminah Chisty (US/Pakistan), and Radha Gopinath (US) you are sure to enjoy a powerful kirtan experience mixed with elements of indian classical, improvisation, bhajan, ghazal, and qawwali
"Arjun is the real deal." - Carlos Menjivar , Managing Director ; Jivamukti NYC
"Very few practitioners of the Kirtan practice can match Arjun's level of authenticity.
He is truly one of the finest I have ever heard."- Shiva Baum/Executive Producer of Krishna Das' Breath Of The Heart and Producer of Bhagavan Das' Now. Former head of A&R, Triloka Records
"The most inspired kirtan I've heard since Bhagavan Das"- Yoga Arts, Chicago
"Arjun delivers an uplifting kirtan presentation filled with authentic Indian musical sensibilities, and the harmonious sweetness of a long time Spiritual Devotee of Bhakti Yoga". -Sridhar silberfein- Founder & Producer - BhaktiFest
"Arjun's music comes from a deep place, it reveals so much and connect the listener to so much more" - Matthew Lombardo: Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher.
Listed in top 3 suggested kirtan cd's in the renown Jivamukti Yoga tablebook. (NYC,2003) (jivamuktiyoga.com) Arjun has also been featured in New York Magazine, Yoga Yournal, Common Ground Magazine & many others.