The Vocal Sanctuary Podcast

Episode 7: Featuring Nina Rao

April 30, 2022 Episode 7
The Vocal Sanctuary Podcast
Episode 7: Featuring Nina Rao
Show Notes

Today, I’m joined by the graceful and world recognized bhajan traditional singer Nina Rao.

Nina Rao learned traditional chants (bhajans) from her grandfather in a village in south India when she was nine years old. The chants quietly stayed with her until she rediscovered chanting with Krishna Das in New York in 1996. For many years Nina has been Krishna Das' business manager and accompanies him musically as well. In 2007, she recorded the track 'Nina Chalisa' on Krishna Das' CD "Flow of Grace " ; January 2013 she released her debut album, "Antarayaami - Knower of All Hearts"; August 2017 her second album “Anubhav” was released. Nina regularly leads kirtan workshops, and retreats in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York and beyond. 

Podcast Recap: 

  • The power of chanting and how anyone can do it. 
  • Beautiful mantra practice of Jai Ram Sita Ram by Nina Rao 
  • Her story of recording with Krishna Das for the first time. 


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