New CD release
Posted January 23, 2004
I am very excited to tell you about a recently released CD by some family friends of ours. The title is Gopinatha and is by Seva Radhika Devi Dasi who lives in Queens, NY. It is a short CD, and therefore inexpensive, and features a uniquely beautiful rendition of Gopinath, and a Hare Krishna Kirtan.
Seva Radhika was born of initiated parents from Trinidad named Shyama Devi Dasi and Krishna Smaranam Dasa, on August 24, 1984. She was recognized as having a good singing voice at a very young age. When she was older, the women at the temple would prefer to have Seva around to lead the chorus during the kirtans. She is expert in timing and has a mellow style. She became initiated at the age of 14 and was then directed by her father to make the 1st CD at the age of 16. That CD is also wonderful and is entitled Bhakti Rasa, featuring selections such as Tulasi kirtan, Jaya Govinda Jaya Gopal, Shri Nama Kirtan, and my favorite, Parama Karuna.
On the new CD Gopinatha, Seva sings and plays kartals, and is accompanied by the famous Bhima Karma on Mridanga, along with her father in the chorus, who also served as the recording engineer here in New York. I highly recommend this CD to anyone who wants to experience a mellow evening in Krishna Consciousness. For information on how to order, please contact Seva Radhika or Krishna Smaranam at 646-294-9617 or 718-843-7470.
Rama Raghava Dasa