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Kevin James Carroll

Kevin James’ music is a world fusion of Kirtan and chanting. Weaving ancient Mantra’s with his own prayers and hearts song, Kevin draws upon influences from traditional Indian Kirtan, Bhajans, Celtic and Sufi chants mixed with western folk sounds and world instruments.

Practicing Bhakti Yoga (The yoga of devotion) since his first visit to India in 1990, Kevin now leads devotional chanting circles and workshops all over the world.

The intention of his music is to empower the individual through reconnecting to the heart and to bring awareness of our oneness.
Kevin believes that it is our disconnection from source that is the cause of all suffering.

Most of his songs are in English or the ancient language of Sanskrit with interpretations woven in. They are simple, yet have a fathomless depth with universal truths and a heartfelt devotion. The intention and philosophy expressed in his songs reflects what he calls, The evolution of an emerging culture of awareness of oneness. “There is a renaissance of people who are more interested in celebrating what we all have in common rather than focus on our differences.”Regardless of your religious or philosophical beliefs, you can find a commonality or kinship with the music of Kevin James and a respect for all paths to God or self-awareness.“I believe we are taking a huge leap in consciousness, things are changing so fast for everyone and now is the time when it can be beneficial for us to look back, in order to move forward. Devotional singing has been a part of almost every culture and religion of the world throughout recorded history. It reconnects us to our center, brings balance and peace to the mind and a break from the ego.

By devoting our attention to a greater power than the conceptual self, we can expand our awareness beyond the ego, to enter the bliss of the heart.”

Originating from Byron Bay, Kevin James travels the world with his daughter Shenteh sharing his Heart Song chanting circles.

Kevin believes it’s all about holding space and being an empty vessel for the heart of every one to unite or unify.

“Within every song there is room for freedom. Where the different choruses can overlap and it’s my intention to lead the group to a point where there is no leader anymore. A space where everyone is guided by their own heart, where we are all singing as one voice. This leaves the participants feeling empowered and part of a unified whole, it gives us all a direct experience of the reality of who we are beyond our thinking mind.”