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1) Rasa is a group from San Francisco, CA, United States, formed in 1998 by Kim Waters (vocals) and Hans Christian (cello). Rasa’s music is based on Indian devotional songs from the Vaishnava tradition. Many of India’s finest writers have provided songs in praise of God or expressed a yearning to be closer to the Divine - a desire that has inspired many artists, from many cultures, for many years. Combining these songs with their unique arrangements, Rasa has developed a sound that is soulful, respectful of the traditional sources, and very accessible to a western audience. Their music blends meditative, transcendental, and ethereal qualities into an elegant, contemporary style.

Kim Waters is a distinguished illustrator and singer whose publications include Illuminations from the Bhagavad Gita, Enchanted Tales, The Butter Thief, The Vrindavan Fold-out Temple, and Devi, a fold-out altar. She has been singing devotional songs of the Vaisnava saints for many years, inspired by the mystical teachings and rich cultural heritage of India. To describe the path that led Kim Waters into the public eye as the singer of Rasa one has to sift through many stories and historical anecdotes.

Hans Christian’s musical journey began many years ago in Germany by studying the cello. “I started to play when I was nine years old and had a private teacher for 10 years. Although my teacher imposed a strict and disciplined approach to learning the instrument I remember him fondly; he was preparing me to go to the music conservatory to become a professional cellist. Deep in my heart, though, I knew all along that this was not going to happen.” His life was to unfold along different lines.

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  • iconan

    Exciting songs, the themes are seen as a big passion of love (Krishna), the lyrics are beautiful: full of visions, words that are etched in the mind and soul, music that is projected towards a shared universality. A magical vortex. -.-.-. om hari om ..... ॐะ

    22 Jan 1:05pm Reply
  • RedjMusic

    so beautiful. jai!

    20 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Azalin

    I wonder if there will be a new album..

    30 Jun 2012 Reply
  • iconan

    A pleasure that is renewed at every listening. -.-.-.-. om hari om ..... ॐ

    22 May 2012 Reply
  • LAWR3NCE

    -.-.-.-.-. om hari om ..... [2]

    16 May 2012 Reply
  • Vigil85

    all glories to you :)... pamho

    29 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Divine-Empyreal

    Hi everybody! The link below is a song by myself. I'm going to start a new age project called Roaring Empyrean, but before releasing my first set of songs I need any ideas and comments about my songs to make them better. Please give this song a listen and give me your feedback on my user page.I Also appreciate it if you Rate it out of 10. Thanks! The Link: <<< http://www.(four)shared.com/mp3/3xE75djQ/Journeys_Upon_Nights_Gloom.html >>> --- type 4 instead of (four), sorry!---

    20 Apr 2012 Reply
  • iconan

    Exciting songs, the themes are seen as a great passion of love (Krsna), the lyrics are beautiful: full of visions, words that are engraved in the mind and soul, music that projected a universality shared, a mix spectacular, a magical vortex of sounds and colors, a pleasure renewed with each listen. -. -. -. -. om hari om .....

    7 Feb 2012 Reply
  • iconan

    -.-.-.-.-. om hari om .....

    14 Dec 2011 Reply
  • JohnLithium

    http://www.silent-watcher.net/billlaswell/discography/pqr/serenetimelessjoy.html

    31 Aug 2011 Reply
  • BOECK39

    what a beautiful voice

    4 Aug 2011 Reply
  • aHeadOnTheDoor

    No cheesy new age stuff here. I can't decide which one of their albums is the best. Such a sustained beauty and brilliance. Absolutely mindblowing.

    19 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Unkn0wnumb3rs

    Hooray for number 4! (Indian devotional songs)

    11 Jan 2011 Reply
  • noeuropaaqui

    @Laro20 Ne, čia sumaišyta atlikėja iš JAV, pasivadinusi Rasa (iš sanskrito k. "švarus, tyras") ir lietuvių Rasa (iš kažkatro realybės šou, tokį popsovą folklorą atlieka).

    17 Sep 2010 Reply
  • kyphi

    Radha

    6 Aug 2010 Reply
  • reyn4

    Saffron Blue .. like that album .. :)

    16 Jul 2010 Reply
  • RedjMusic

    love it!

    18 Mar 2010 Reply
  • duncanjs

    Hari bol. Would you like to have a listen to my Krishna acoustic and Radaharani albums.

    14 Jan 2010 Reply
  • rajib-bahar

    here is an interview of Hans Christian of RASA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKuoSHylH-k

    21 Oct 2009 Reply
  • brilhar

    her voice is amazing......... ♥ love

    9 Aug 2009 Reply
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