Sweet Sounds of Surrender

Written By: James H Bae, Rasa
Inspired by the ancient culture of India, singer Kim Waters and instrumentalist Hans Christian rediscover sacred Sanskrit chants and Bengali devotional songs in their debut as Rasa. Combining traditional and modern elements, their music reflects an unearthly beauty and invokes a mood of transcendent joy. Words, photos, and sound all combine in this unique photographic and musical essay of devotional songs and philosophy. Enlightening essays elucidate the transcendental conception of a world where sound and form are one and the same. Each song is accompanied by an English translation, and includes a short biographical sketch of the saint who originated the work.
Format: Main Book
Publication Date: 4/1/2001
ISBN: 9781886069480
Pages: 64
Trim Size: 7 x 7 x .5

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James H Bae, Author: James H. Bae is a practitioner of both Hindu and Buddhist yoga systems, as well as a scholar of Oriental medicine, Hindu and Buddhist art, and Eastern philosophy and culture. Bae is the author of Darshan: Sweet Sounds of Surrender, Smaranam: A Garland of Kirtan, and In a World of Gods and Goddesses: The Mystic Art of Indra Sharma, and writes for the Mandala deity mini-books.

Rasa, Contributor: Rasa is the musical duo Kim Waters and Hans Christian.
Waters is a singer inspired by the mystical teachings and rich cultural heritage of India. She has been singing devotional songs of the Vaishnava saints for many years. She is also the illustrator of "Illuminations from the Bhagavad Gita," "Enchanted Tales," "The Butter Thief," "Vrindavan Activity Set," and the "Devi" and "Buddha" altars.
Hans Christian is a classically trained cellist born in Germany. He is one of very few Westerners to master difficult Indian instruments like the sarangi. Since moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, he has worked extensively as a player and composer and enjoys growing recognition as a musician, engineer, and producer.