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In an odyssey that has spanned four decades, Sri Chinmoy has composed a monumental total of 20,000 songs in both his native Bengali (13,000) and English (over 7,000) — many hauntingly prayerful, others powerfully dynamic. Both simple and subtle, his compositions invoke an atmosphere of serenity. The essence of ancient Indian ragas is conveyed in a single melody line easily accessible to the modern ear. The lyrical charm and melodic resonance of his music leave a lingering resonance in the listener’s heart long after the music ends.
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Some of the most inspired music I’ve heard from a solo performer—classical, pop or otherwise.
—Cue Magazine, N.Y.