Prema Bhakti Band

Kirtan with the Prema Bhakti Band


“With over 100 years of chanting and practice of devotional yoga, the Prema Bhakti Band embodies pure bliss.”

Prema Bhakti Band is a group of life time musicians and devotees on the path to relationship with the Divine. Jaishree Dasi, Nimai Caitanya Das, Kumudini Dasi, Shyamarupa Das, and Kalanidhi Das lead a mix of soft bhajanas and rocking kirtans in the mood of the Golden Avatar Saint Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Having spent time in India and chanting with hundreds or thousands of rocking kirtaneers all over the globe, PBB brings humility and bhava with their harmonium, mrdungia, kartalas, cello, voices and stories. Come as you are and enjoy the ecstatic mood of pure bhakti!”


Jaishree Devi Dasi

aka Deborah Dow-Spielman has been chanting God’s name since her first cries at birth. The awakening of her service as ‘kirtan wallih’ grew from singing the divine Hebrew prayers in youth, to the lush layers of madrigal choirs and religious study, and on to a career as a shakespearean and musical theatre actress in NYC & LA. It is as ‘bhakta’ in service to the divine couple Radha-Krishna in full expansion that she touches closest upon pure source now. She bows all of her prayers at the lotus feet of her sweet Gurudeva Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja.


Nimai Caitanya Das

aka Jonathan Glass is a disciple of His Grace Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja, who has deepened his appreciation of bhakti far beyond what he knew was possible. He has been practicing Bhakti Yoga from the lineage of Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu for over 30 years. In his daily life he works in the realm of the healing arts as an Ayurvedic Practitioner (specializing in cleansing), Acupuncturist, herbalist, and energy worker at Healing Essence Center in Concord, MA. He is married to his beautiful wife Kumudini Devi Dasi aka Katherine Glass and has two beautiful boys.


Kumudini Devi Dasi

aka Katherine Glass has been blissfully chanting devotional Kirtan for 21 years. Her background is in music, theatre, and dance. She currently owns the Healing Essence Center in Concord, MA with her husband Jonathan Glass, where she has a private practice as a psychic intuitive, spirit medium, and energy healer. She is a graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, and Sharon Turner’s Awakenings Clairvoyant Program, and has trained at the Arthur Findlay College in Stansted, England.


Shyamarupa Das

aka Sam Richardson doesn’t like to admit it but he is possibly the best kartalas player in New England (quotes band mates). He is also an excellent mrdunga player and highly learned bhakti yogi who met the Krishna devotees chanting in the streets in 1986. He accepted Harinam initiation from Niranjana Swami in 2005, has lived in Ashrams, traveled to India, and continues serving as helpful devotee to all. He enjoys traveling with Prema Bhakti Band while working as a Graphic Designer by day.


Kalanidhi Das

aka Clarence Dow-Spielman has studied the cello in the western classical tradition since the age of 3. His horizons broadened as he began to collaborate with singer-songwriters of different genres and develop a compositional style of his own. Centering breath practices such as chi gong, tai chi and yoga ground his musicianship as he offers his soulful playing in service to others and the Divine. Learn more about healing work through music and mantra at

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