Mayapuris released their debut album entitled Mridanga and have been steadily climbing the world music charts, and for good reason. The kirtan/chant genre album is infectious with fiery vocals, earth shaking rhythms and enchanting musical flavor. Members of the band grew up in temples, on farms, in villages and in cities surrounded by Krsna culture, playing mrdanga, singing, dancing and revelling in the joy of kirtan. They explain, “We are not these bodies. We are the eternal spirit within. We are lost souls in a very big material world trying to find our way home. We have a consititutional position; that of self-realized beings in complete harmony with the divine, with the Supreme, with the Absolute Truth. We come from a place where every word is a song, every step is a dance. We come from a paradise where the sound of kirtan can be heard from every direction at any hour. We come from the spiritual sky, each and every one of us, and we are just trying to get back.” There’s something wonderful about hooping to Mayapuris. Listen to the title track on our Hoop Sounds iPod and grab it and the rest of “Mridanga” for yourself on iTunes.