Here’s an inspiring new film about Krishna Das, the most popular western singer of Indian devotional music in the world. With a remarkably soulful voice that touches the deepest chord in the most casual listener, Krishna Das has taken the call-and-response chanting, known as Kirtan, out of yoga centers and into concert halls. Krishna Das enjoys status as a worldwide icon and best-selling artist, with over 300,000 records sold and a 2013 Grammy Nomination. Born in the US in 1947, Jeffrey Kagel walked away from the American dream of rock’n’roll stardom in 1970, turning down the chance to be the lead singer for Blue Oyster Cult. Instead, he sold all his possessions and moved to the foothills of the Himalayas in search of happiness and a little-known saint named Neem Karoli Baba. ONE TRACK HEART: THE STORY OF KRISHNA DAS follows Mr. Kagel’s journey to India and back, witnessing his struggles with depression and drug abuse, to his eventual emergence as Krishna Das, world-renowned spiritual teacher and chant master. Featuring interviews with Ram Dass, Rick Rubin, Sharon Salzberg, Daniel Goleman, as well as an enchanting musical score by J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr) and Devadas, this is the inspiring story of how one man’s heart-expanding journey continues to transform countless lives. Unrated. 72 Min.
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