Video and Audio

Ananda Music — With Lewis Howard

May 20, 2021

The ANANDA MUSIC ORAL HISTORY VIDEOS capture the essence of living and sharing the music of Ananda. Listen to longtime devotee musicians share their stories and remembrances of spiritual lessons learned from working on the songs and chants of Swami Kriyananda and Paramhansa Yogananda.

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Lewis Howard played bass and drums in rock, country and rhythm and blues bands for about 15 years. Guitar was a secondary instrument, but when he moved to the Ananda Center in Assisi, Italy, he became a skilled guitarist in order to join the choir. Since then, he has been a member of many of the Ananda Joy Singer groups over the years. He toured for a year and a half singing Swami's music throughout Italy. Having been a drummer, he played tabla on many of Ananda chanting recordings, kirtans and with Swami during his classes and concerts.

VIDEO MUSIC (written by Swami Kriyananda) "The Non-Blues" (from a live performance) "Sailing the Blue Sea" (Relax: Meditations for Flute and Cello CD -



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