Mike Cohen's combination of World music, funky rhythms, and blissful chanting pushes the envelope in a tasteful intertwining of East meets West. His stellar musicianship and amazing back up musicians/vocalists make the improvisation and experimentation on his Soul Contact CD very exciting!
Michele Heaphy's music is deeply comforting and nourishing, like a sweet, nurturing hug that makes my heart radiate. The rhythm inspires me to move and dance, and the music perfectly guides me to sing along with the mantras. Thank you for the opening!
Mindy Arbuckle, Holistic Coach & Spiritual Healer
The recordings are flawless and energetic… Mike Cohen's "Om Dattatreya" blends Eastern and Western musical accompaniment with a tendency to take the spirit to ecstatic levels of play.
LA Yoga Magazine
Mike Cohen’s “Om Dattatreya” CD blew me away when I first heard it, and it still continues to do so. The musical arrangements are beautiful, interesting, complex, and funky and the interplay of Mike’s chanting with talented female vocalists makes it sublimely sacred. It’s a very full experience. I can’t wait to hear what aural blessing manifests next from Mike.
Blake Tedder, Full Lotus Kirtan Show
While listening to Mike Cohen's "Soul Contact" I can feel my mind, my emotions, the subtle dancing of my body, all being pulled into this groove. Is it the divine names pulling me in? Or the enticing production and soulful singing? Both. I highly recommend this album for Kirtan-lovers and funky-music-lovers alike.
Daniel Tucker, Kirtan Central
There are nine chants on Mike Cohen's 'Soul Contact' release, and they’re each unforgettable and unique, mysterious, techno-enhanced mantras from the heart of Dattatreya Kirtan. Soul Contact rises to the challenge of presenting the essence of the heart in this digital modern age we live in.
Debi Buzil, Yoga Chicago Magazine
I have deeply enjoyed Michele Heaphy’s Asatoma Sadgamaya. I love the feeling this musical mantra offers, helping me sink into meditation while still feeling the flow of energy in the music. The track is beautifully arranged, with stellar musicianship. I turn to this song when the world just feels overwhelming. Lead me to the Light with your beautiful voice, Michele!
OM DATTATREYA is an awesome first CD…. Mike Cohen joins the heavenly choir of Kirtan artists.
Gary Goldberg, "In The Spirit" Radio Show Host
Mike Cohen's "Soul Contact" is an absolute delight. This CD should be part of any Kirtan lover’s collection.
Joni Yung, Accidental Yogist podcast
Shiva Prayer, from Mike Cohen's 'Chants for Challenging Times' is incredible. I am moved to tears of joy by this prayer. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
In a world filled with noise and chaos, Dawnia's 'From the Soul' is a soothing balm for my heart. It's a reminder that love is the most powerful force of all, capable of healing even the deepest wounds. Thank you Dawnia for sharing your love and light in the world!
Tears. Shiva Prayer is absolutely beautiful. I thank you for creating this beautiful art. Bless you all and our Mother Earth.
Mike Cohen's 'Illumination' offers a beautiful completion of his 3 CD series which brings and blends the sounds of the East and the West. Mike's brand of Kirtan is unlike any other I have encountered. It is filled with funky beats, sacred vibrations, beautiful melodies and pure unadulterated joy. I could not recommend it, or any other of Mike’s works, more highly. Give this gift to yourself, to your soul.
Christopher Hill Hargrove
Shiva Prayer. This…is…spectacular!
Brian Keith Waters
'Illumination' features gorgeous production, superb playing and rock solid lead vocals. Mike Cohen has gifted us with very hip and creative 21st century devotional music. I'm sure this CD will be listened to for years to come.
Hans Christian, musician, owner of Studio 330 and Allemande Music
Love the music on 'Chants for Challenging Times'. Mike Cohen has lifted the Kirtan experience to another level. It's an energizing yet soothing combination of dance grooves and heart swelling melodies. Holy, Groovy... and beautifully produced!
Shanon McCarthy, artist
Listening to 'Illumination', I immediately want to get up and dance and open my voice. The joy on this CD is infectious. Mike's joyful offering of Kirtan and teaching is a true gift to the world.
Jeanie Manchester, Yogs studio owner
Mike's new 'Illumination' album has taken his music to a whole new electronic dimension! He has remixed familiar mantras into my new favorite chants. This album will be getting a lot of play time on my show!
Joni Yung, Yoga Chat with the Accidental Yogist podcast
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Shiva Prayer Music Video
The official Shiva Prayer music video, created by Mike Cohen and filmmaker Roger Ingraham, released December 2021. The video acknowledges our gritty challenges (disasters) and how prayer and right action (dignities) can guide us to the other side. During our challenging times we endeavor to keep our hearts open, our minds calm, our prayer deep, and our actions aligned with our deepest prayers. Track features vocalist Sandy Griffin and produced by Ben Leinbach.