“Ojas captures the soulful, hair-raising essence of Dave’s live kirtans. High energy, ecstatic chanting at its best. Ojas is pure American Kirtan.”
— Yoga Journal
“Again! Genuine emotion and passion makes kirtan soar. Dave Stringer brings authenticity to the table and serves only fresh cuisine. What a treat…what a leader. This is a great album!”
“This is an inspiring work. He and his musicians keep growing and the dynamics are excellent. This is new ground in high energy Kirtan. Chant on!”
— Customer reviews from Amazon.com
Ojas, (pronounced with a hard j, as in “juice”, a Sanskrit word meaning life force or vigor) is Stringer’s newest kirtan CD, recorded live in Los Angeles, CA with a choir of 100 voices. Featured singers include C.C. White, Suzanne Sterling, Joni Allen and Allie Stringer. Supporting instruments include tablas, cajon, electric bass and guitar, vibes, trumpet, sitar, clarinet and harmonium. This is third album which Stringer has produced in collaboration with celebrated yoga teacher Saul David Raye.
The production is full and energetic, showcasing radiant vocal harmonies and sophisticated, propulsive rhythms that reference flamenco, traditional Indian folk music and straight ahead American roots rock. Instrumental overlays evoke klezmer, cool jazz and Hindustani classical music in combinations which feel simultaneously astonishing and effortless. The resulting sound perfectly captures the electrifying energy and charming spontaneity of Stringer’s legendary live performances.