Call and response

I am listening to Dave Stringer‘s Japa album, which I bought online. It gives me another chance to listen to Donna de Lory, who sings many of the backup and chorus vocals, just as Dave did on her last album. This type of kirtan is not for meditation, yoga practice or even more casual listening when you just want to leave the music and lyrics in the background — it is just too celebratory, too joyous to cultivate your inner stillness. Despite the lyrics being in Sanskrit and repetitive, I feel myself engaged in the music.