One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das

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Krishna Das is the most popular western singer of Indian devotional music in the world, taking Kirtan chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, selling 300,000 albums and earning a 2013 Grammy nomination. In 1970, as a young musician named Jeffrey Kagel, he had walked away from rock ‘n' roll stardom (turning down the lead-singer role in the band that would become Blue Oyster Cult), sold all his possessions and moved from the suburbs of New York to the foothills of the Himalayas in search of happiness and a little-known saint named Neem Karoli Baba (or Maharaji). This documentary follows his journey to India and back, his struggles with depression and drug abuse, and his eventual emergence as Krishna Das, world-renowned spiritual teacher and chant master. Fellow interviewees include Ram Dass, Rick Rubin, Daniel Goleman, Sharon Salzberg, Dr. Larry Brilliantand others. Music: J Mascis and Devadas. Producer/Director: Jeremy Frindel. (US 2012) 72 min.



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Playing at the Rafael Film Center
Jul 12 2013 - Jul 25 2013
Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center
1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael CA 94901
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