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East meets West

Gaura Vani combines sitars and chants with rock for a genre-defying musical mix

Gaura Vani (center) and As Kindred Spirits have performed at such diverse events as Lollapalooza, Burning Man, and a celebration of the Obama inauguration. Gaura Vani (center) and As Kindred Spirits have performed at such diverse events as Lollapalooza, Burning Man, and a celebration of the Obama inauguration.
By Tripp Underwood
Globe Correspondent / September 18, 2009

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Gaura Vani, a Hare Krishna musician who combines traditional Indian kirtan music with Western elements such as 12-string guitar, gospel choruses, and hip-hop rhythms, is a musical product of his environments. (Full article: 677 words)

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