Vaiyasaki Dasa


Some spiritual truths cannot be conveyed in words—but are carried instantly to the soul when experienced directly through music. Vaiyasaki Das, an international kirtan singer, will perform at Bhakti Fest to share his passion for chanting the Divine mantras.

His unique kirtan style was inspired by the various Kirtan Traditions he absorbed while roaming around India and Bengal in the ’70s. 

His considerable knowledge of the vast repertoire of ancient devotional mantra chanting has provided the foundation for a new generation of artists in the flourishing genre of kirtan yoga and mantra meditation.

With over forty years experience, Vaiyasaki Das has been called “the Godfather of Kirtan” not just because he was an early Western pioneer presenting the spiritual practice and musical art of mantra chanting worldwide, but also to the more than 20 albums he has recorded over the years.

An evening of kirtan with Vaiyasaki Das includes spiritual stories, a musical groove, and his irresistible sweet voice to delight your heart and enchant your soul. 

He travels with his wife Kishori who plays percussion. They come to Joshua Tree on their 2017 tour after performing in Thailand, India, Italy, Monaco, Malta,  Germany, Spain, England,  and Mexico.