Shyama Chapin has spent many years as a performing songwriter in New England and California. These days she loves most of all to chant the Divine Names and feels lucky and blessed to be able to center her days around this subtle and profound practice. She leads kirtan in New York City—her childhood hometown—and beyond, has been singing in Krishna Das’ Posse, live and on his recordings, for many years, and is featured in response vocals on a number of other chant recordings, including Diana Roger’s kirtan CD, Love Reigns. Alongside her own kirtan schedule, Shyama teaches harmonium to accompany chant practice and community kirtan to students in the New York metropolitan area. Her CD of original music, Road Songs, produced in 2003 by Bonnie Hayes, is available online. In 2016, Shyama began recording a double CD of chant music, Love's Door, set for release by Vanaras Music in early 2017. Support the completion of the album HERE.
Kirtan! Live From Brooklyn Yoga School