Raga Mantra

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Sacred CHANTS and RAGAS of India, subtle music and delicate guitar sounds.
NADAKA & GOPIKA's music and stage presence carries a dynamic and meditative quality
that certainly uplifts and lightens the soul.

NADAKA was born and raised in Quebec and lived in Auroville, India for most of his life. His love and passion of Indian culture led him to study its music, learn different Indian instruments and styles. He conceived and crafted a unique instrument of his own; a guitar specially designed to play the subtle tones of Indian music that he likes to call the “Geet-Taar” (singing strings). Nadaka has toured with many acclaimed Indian musicians and has a number of successful albums to his credit. Inspired by Indian Ragas and rhythms, he carries us through his unique musical world that is both modern and rich in tradition.

GOPIKA was born in Mumbai, India, daughter of well-known Artist and patron of the arts Prafulla Dahanukar. She grew up in a culturally rich environment mingling with many of India's great artists and musicians. Artist and Singer, she progressively discovered a spiritual dimension within that was inspired by the Yoga of Sri Aurobindo. She also found her place in the ideal of Auroville. She studied Sanskrit mantras in their original ancient form at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai for four years eventually becoming a teacher in Pondicherry and Auroville. Her voice carries a refined and soulful quality that reflects her seeking spirit.

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