SongVault Artist Profile
St. Paul, Minnesota
World Pop / Worldfusion
The magic of traditional Indian music blends with the might and power of soul, gospel, blues and futuristic musical technology to produce a unique space and sound where East and West can joyfully meet�.and embrace!
Our music is a happy blend of East and West and our message is one of peace, love and harmony! Enjoy! Hare Krsna! Namaste, baby! : )
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INTRODUCING the JALEBI Music band:
The three members of JALEBI Music are:
- Shirley Marie Bradby (MiraBai Devi Dasi)
- Ramananda Roy
- Yasoda Nanda
Read more about each member here below! Thank you! Grazie mille! : )
SHIRLEY MARIE BRADBY (MiraBai Devi Dasi)
Shirley Marie Bradby aka MiraBai Devi Dasi or simply MiraBai has been actively involved in the field of music since high school. After singing in various talent contests and winning she almost considered making a career of singing but preferred to go to college instead to study Economics and Political Science.
While attending Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota however she could not deny her passion for singing and was actively involved in the legendary Afro-American singing group �Sounds of Blackness� directed by Mr. Gary Hines who also accompanied her at the piano during the finals for the Miss Black Minnesota contest which she won�. again partly due to her singing talents. From that moment on her interests in music and singing have never waned.
Although she does not play an instrument she considers her voice to be an instrument and tries constantly to improve and expand what she considers to be a God-given talent. Over the years she has had contacts with various artists such Richie Havens, Amii Stewart, Joe Cocker, Fred Bongusto, Claudio Rocchi, Zucchero Fornacari and Paolo Tofani (Krsna Prema Dasa) from whom she has learned many things and admires as individuals and as artists.
Shirley also feels that her musical quest cannot and should not be divorced from her search for self-realization. Shirley has traveled to India to see and experience first hand the spirituality for which India is famous. Her experiences with Indian culture and music impressed her so much that she decided to combine traditional Indian music with gospel, soul and blues; a combination which she has discovered helps her to express her most inner feelings and thoughts.
JALEBI is her first experience as a lead singer and as a songwriter and she feels that her collaboration with the other members of JALEBI is an opportunity to develop her talents and to share her love for music and different cultures with those who like to listen to great music!
Ramananda Roy has always been interested in music even from a very early age. In fact he had his first musical experience when he was only twelve .... as a singer in a hardcore punk band!
The first instrument that he learned to play was the drums and then he decided to try the bass, which became his favorite instrument. When he was only fourteen years old he used his notable talent as a bass player to become a member of a group called the Whyxyd Band. He made his first record album with the Whyxyd Band which he still remembers with fondness.
Ramandana Roy was also a member of the RPCT; a band that played "free music" and that participated in various theater productions.
Due to his interests in various cultures and music Ramananda Roy has also learned to play the harmonium, the sarod, mrdanga, and the dhola. He is also expert in making handmade musical instruments.
His fascination with music and his attraction to different cultures has caused him to travel extensively. In fact Ramananda Roy has used his trips to India, Europe and North Africa to increase his knowledge of different musical cultures. He does admit, however, that India has always held a special fascination for him.
It is for this reason that Ramananda Roy travels to India at least once a year to update his musical skills and to see what is happening on the Indian musical scene.
Yasodanandana has always been interested in different kinds of music. His interests range from Worldbeat, Ethnic /Ethno Jazz to Techno Trance.
He has been involved in organizing various musical groups and projects. One of his more successful projects, with his band Govinda, has made several Cds with the EMI record company and a Govinda song was also included in Giorgio Armani� famous Cd compliation for Sony.
Yasodanandana�s group Govinda has also been very successful in various countries such as the United States, Europe, and the Far East. Additionally, in Italy some of their songs have also been utilized in TV commercials.
Another one of Yasodanandana�s projects was the group called Kesava which at that time experimented with New Age music. They too had a discreet success. In fact in Hamburg, Germany they were included in a CD compilation produced by Innovative Communications .
Yasodananda, together with various bands including a recent project with Tatoo, is also active on the German live concert scene. He has also been involved with several projects with Italian artists such as the Mugnions (with Piero Pel�), Marco Masini , and Paolo Tofani (Area).
Yasodanandana plays various instruments but his favorite musical instrument is the guitar. His main aspiration is to perfect his research and experimentation with sound design using music from various cultures which he considers to be one of the most fascinating aspects of modern music and technology.