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LISTEN: WILLOW SMITH and JAHNAVI HARRISON Bhakti songs from R I S E

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Willow Smith released six tracks of Bhakti songs together with kirtan musican Jahnavi Harrison. In the search for a deeper connection and “inner calm” the two worked together to create a spiritual, meditation and uplifting collection of Sanskrit mantas. The tracks are inspired by sacred texts of the bhakti tradition. “Willow and I met through mutual friends at an event I was leading,” Jahnavi revealed. “We connected through the beautiful music of kirtan – a musical form of meditation that uses call and response singing of mantras to open the heart and connect with the Divine. “Feeling how deeply it affected us personally, we felt inspired to spread this music further, and knew that something unique and special could come from bringing together our different sounds and musical influences. I love what we’ve created and especially feel really hopeful that …

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