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Amy of BC, Canada – you’ve won!  Enjoy the music…

I told you carp(e) libris reviews would be adding indie music reviews and giveaways, and today we start!  Our very first review is for the new Ragani CD, Ancient Spirit.  It’s a perfect way to begin our music reviews as it encompasses much of what we’re looking for.

Ragani’s new music CD, Ancient Spirit, is the second of her kirtan series.  Kirtan is an Indian style of call-and-response chants used in sacred devotionals.  It is smooth, flowing, and completely relaxing.  Ragani’s beautiful voice lends itself well to the deep spirituality of kirtan.  Her graceful tone is followed by a response of a chanting group, back and forth, washing away the listener’s tensions.

My first listen of Ragani’s fourth CD, Ancient Spirit, no one in the room spoke for the first 20 minutes of the CD; it was mesmerizing.  My 2 1/2 year old boy quietly listened too, and within moments he was fast asleep.  By the time Ancient Spirit had finished, I felt as if I had just awoken from one of those rare naps that leaves you rejuvenated.  The tension had left my muscles and I felt ready to go on with the rest of my day.  A pleasantly surprising response; I’ve listened many more times to repeat the results!

Perfect for the yoga practitioner, the one in need of decompression after a long and stressful day, or the world traveler if only through music, Ragani’s Ancient Spirit will soothe the senses and delight the ears.

Ragani is kindly giving one carp(e) libris reviews listener an autographed copy of her Ancient Spirit CD.  I’m very happy to have her work as our first musical giveaway.

Can’t wait?  Buy the Ancient Spirit CD here.

 

1.) Just visit Ragani’s Website and tell me why her music appeals to you. You’ll find links in the sidebar to videos and music clips.  (You may enter once a day – following entries don’t require you to answer the question.) Remember, leave an interesting comment.  If I cannot contact the winner, you might be chosen instead based on your comment.

2.) Email subscribers get an extra entry for as long as their subscription is active.

     Already a subscriber?  Leave me a separate comment on this post to let me know you’re interested in this giveaway.

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3.) Blog about this giveaway on your blog with a link back to this post.  Come back and leave me a Comment with a link to your blog post. (If your comment doesn’t show up right away, don’t worry – I may have to approve it first.  My blog might think it’s spam but gosh darn, I certainly don’t!)

4.) I’m feeling Twittery.  If you Twitter a link to this giveaway, come back and comment here to let me know your Twitter name for another entry! (I’m dkmommy if you want to follow me.)

Feel free to do all four to gain several entries to win! You have until midnight EST on Monday, February 2, 2009, to enter.

Check out all current giveaways for both my blogs here.

113 Comments

  1. it is music to relax to :)

  2. im a subscriber :)

  3. Its really beautiful very soothing thanks for hosing this giveaway

  4. Helena Batt-Vesey

    2/2/09 – Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Her work is calming.

  6. It’s very soothing.

  7. I love this kind of music – calming – thanks for this chance.

  8. Wow…love the chants…very relaxing! Thanks for sharing.

  9. This beautiful music is so tranquil. Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Her music appeals to me because it’s soothing and calming.

  11. I love her music because it soothes my soul and helps me clear my mind
    Thanks for the giveaway

  12. I am a subscriber

  13. Another entry for me…thank you kindly.