This episode features the music of Kalyana with musicians Shakti Das aka Johnny Coe and Padma Das Stuart Peak. Shakti Das and Padma Das perform uplifting musical pieces that blend the music of Kirtan from India with traditional Irish music.
Johnny Coe, Shakti Das, has performed on three earlier podcast episodes of Cosmic Scene. Johnny Coe is a musician, Sadhu and teacher of Nada Brahma yoga. He began playing music at a very young age and studied drums and percussion throughout childhood. He was exposed to the singing traditions of Ireland as a child, then jazz and traditional folk music from throughout the world. After a Near Death Experience as a very young child, he began to remember past lives and had conscious spiritual awareness. He has performed in various bands and as a solo performer. Johnny Coe received various music awards and began studying and receiving initiations and multiple contract traditions of Tibet and India. Shakti Das, Johnny Coe, has been performing and teaching throughout the US and abroad for many years. Johnny Coe has performed playing traditional music of Ireland as well as practicing kirtan and nada Brahma yoga.
Stuart Peak, a very accomplished musician. Stuart Peak, aka Padma Das, is an accomplished multi instrumentalist. Stuart is a highly sought after session leader, performer and teacher of Irish music. Stuart Peak is a champion guitarist, an Irish banjo champion, and an esteemed tin whistle player. As a teacher, Stuart has taught workshops at the New England Folk Festival, the Irish cultural center of New England and the prestigious South Shore Conservatory. Stuart Peak is considered one of New England's premier Irish musicians, and has appeared in many media publications radio and television.
Shakti Das and Padma Das discuss the similarities between the language and music of India and Ireland. During the episode they play several tunes that reflect the Indian and Irish music connection.