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The Mayapuris

The Mayapuris are a vibrant traveling party of kirtan artists. They have adventured around the world, trekking across six continents to share their colorful music and art. The teachings of Bhakti form the essence of their practice, and kirtan is their expression. Their music is energetic, textured, improvisational, and full of spirit. The Mayapuris have circled the globe with their dynamic rhythm and song, setting the world alight with dance, prayer and meditation.

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Bali
Bali
Bali is a multi-instrumentalist, lyricist and academic. Born in the United States to Colombian parents, he and his brother, Kish, spent their formative years living in an ashram in the sacred land of Mayapur, learning the traditions and music of ancient India. Bali’s immersion in the spiritual philosophy and musical styles of the Bhakti path formed his signature rhythmic style and thoughtful prose. His highly anticipated hip-hop album brings together his eclectic musical influences and unique artistic talent. Bali also received his doctorate in Pharmacy in 2016 and is a licensed community pharmacist.
Kish
Kish
Kishor is a musical adept, his various talents as a composer and artist enhanced by the depth of his practice. Kishor’s flute playing hums with spiritual resonance and a deep devotion to the path. His rhythmic style is distinct, mathematical elegance, his kirtan is moving and soulful, and he has been the prime engineer manning the helm throughout the “9 islands” recording project. Many facets of the Mayapuris have been crafted by his management and administrative acumen. Kishor is also the head of a non-profit organization meant for sharing the culture of kirtan and bhakti with youth from bhakti centers all around the world.
Vish
Vish
Visvambhar ‘Vish’ Sheth is the lead singer of the internationally acclaimed group ‘The Mayapuris’, a headlining Kirtan group that has rocked stages from India to Florida, Australia to South Africa. Starting at the age of 5, Vish has spent his life leading Kirtans in the ISKCON (Vaisnava) tradition. He is a multi-instrumentalist, and a master of the Mridanga drum and performs in traditional as well as fusion styles. Vish started performing in the modern yoga studio culture 2007, and since then he has performed at countless studio gatherings and well known spiritual venues like Bhaktifest, Omega Institute, Wanderlust, Beloved Festival, Floyd Festival, and many others. In addition to being a master percussionist, Vish also plays many instruments – harmonium, bamboo flute, guitar, sitar, and bass. Vish is an in-demand sideman as well, and has toured with Kirtan pioneer Jai Uttal and is also a performing and recording artist with the renowned world-beat ensemble, The Hanumen. Vish has not only mastered his art but has a rare capacity to invoke the ‘rasa’ or the essence of the transcendental energies that define the Kirtan path.