Full Lotus Kirtan Show 2009-2012

For four years, I hosted an internationally acclaimed radio show from the studios of WCOM-LPFM in Carrboro, NC. This show featured kirtan – a call and response chanting tradition from India. I amassed a huge collection of kirtan CD’s thanks to the generosity of artists and labels and interviewed dozens of kirtan artists including Krishna Das, Jai Uttal, Wah!, Snatam Kaur, Sean Johnson, David Newman, Deva Premal and Miten, and many others. Often FLKS featured local or touring kirtan groups live in the studio with a host of singers from the community. Thank you everyone for participating, listening, and underwriting this show! I also hosted three other short-run shows “Rise and Shine Carrboro”, “Wow!”, and “The Diamond Lightship”.

FLKS Promo Archive

  1. FLKS_badaharidas 0:14
  2. FLKS_KrishnaDasWCOM_final Tedder, Blake 0:41
  3. FLKS_snatam_final 0:22
  4. FLKS_davidnewman2011 0:12
  5. FLKS_mayapuris 0:08
  6. FLKS_gelcer 0:08
  7. FLKS_Jai_final Tedder, Blake 0:32
  8. FLKS_mcmorrow 0:07
  9. FLKS_davinci 0:07
  10. FLKS_westhead 0:07
  11. FLKS_hargobind 0:07
  12. FLKS_KailashWCOM_final Tedder, Blake 0:51
  13. FLKS_MikeCohenWCOM_final Tedder, Blake 0:46
  14. FLKS_DavidNewmanWCOM_final Tedder, Blake 0:42
  15. FLKS_MCYogi 0:09
  16. FLKS_SeanJohnsonWCOM_final Tedder, Blake 0:42
  17. FLKS_gauravani_final Tedder, Blake 0:35
  18. FLKS_Wah_final 0:28
  19. flks_girish_final 0:23
  20. FLKS_benjy 0:10
  21. davinci2012 0:09
  22. luna 0:09
  23. FLKS_sitara 0:07
  24. flksshyamdas 0:06
  25. FLKS_parvati 0:06
  26. FLKS_girish2 0:05

FLKS Full Archive

November 2010 – December 2012

  1. 123 FLKS2012.12.18_LAST 2:00:00
  2. 122 FLKS2012.12.04_newman 1:59:57
  3. 121 FLKS2012.11.27_sridhar 2:00:41
  4. 120 FLKS2012.11.20_thanks 2:02:14
  5. 119 FLKS2012.11.13_diwali 1:59:15
  6. 118 FLKS2012.11.06_election 2:00:10
  7. 117 FLKS2012.10.30_superstormsandy 2:00:38
  8. 116 FLKS2012.10.23 1:58:37
  9. 115 FLKS2012.10.16_energy drinks_bigdeal Blake Tedder 2:00:06
  10. 114 FLKS2012.10.09_premahara Blake Tedder 1:11:41
  11. 113 FLKS2012.10.02_denver Blake Tedder 1:59:39
  12. 112 FLKS2012.09.18_luna Blake Tedder 1:55:04
  13. 111 FLKS2012.09.04_newdigs 1:59:05
  14. 110 FLKS2012.08.21_shantala 1:58:59
  15. 109 FLKS2012.08.14_bodhi 2:00:22
  16. 108 FLKS2012.08.07_rangadevi 2:00:15
  17. 107 FLKS2012.07.31_girish 2:00:12
  18. 106 FLKS2012.07.24_storm 2:00:42
  19. 105 FLKS2012.07.17_parv_mc 1:58:27
  20. 103 FLKS2012.07.03_gurudavinci 1:58:44
  21. 103 FLKS2012.07.10_wall 1:00:31
  22. 102 FLKS2012.06.26_cohen 1:59:30
  23. 101 FLKS2012.06.19_eno 57:43
  24. 100 FLKS2012.06.03_100 59:11
  25. 099 FLKS2012.05.28_machines 59:59
  26. 098 FLKS2012.05.14_ma 59:43
  27. 097 FLKS2012.05.21_ons 56:36
  28. 096 FLKS2012.05.07_maram 58:44
  29. 095 FLKS2012.04.30_babybirds 1:01:32
  30. 094 FLKS2012.04.23_request 1:00:06
  31. 093 FLKS2012.04.17 1:02:15
  32. 092 FLKS 04.09.2012 Praise! Blake Tedder 1:01:06
  33. 091 FLKS2012.04.02_fun 1:01:23
  34. 090 FLKS2012.03.19_newman 1:00:57
  35. 089 FLKS2012.03.12 58:05
  36. 088 FLKS2012.02.27 1:00:31
  37. 087 FLKS2012.02.20_shiva 1:01:48
  38. 086 FLKS2012.02.13 1:01:36
  39. 085 FLKS2012.02.06_vishnu 59:29
  40. 084 FLKS2012.01.23_river 1:02:16
  41. 083 FLKS2012.01.16_shivashakti 1:01:22
  42. 082 FLKS2012.01.09 1:02:04
  43. 081 FLKS2011.12.27_bestof 1:54:48
  44. 080 FLKS2012.01.02_ganesh 1:01:43
  45. 079 FLKS2012.12.22_We Are Birds Tedder, Blake 1:01:54
  46. 078B 2011.12.15_anouncement Tedder, Blake 16:50
  47. 078 FLKS2011.12.08_holymoly 1:00:18
  48. 077 FLKS2011.12.02_pirates 55:29
  49. 076 FLKS2011.11.17_bhaktivangelist 1:00:18
  50. 075 FLKS2011.11.10_hanuman 1:01:28
  51. 074 FLKS2011.11.03 1:02:10
  52. 073 FLKS2011.10.28 1:06:21
  53. 072 FLKS2011.10.20 1:02:31
  54. 071 FLKS2011.10.13_occupied 1:01:55
  55. 070 FLKS2011.10.06_devapremal 1:00:30
  56. 069 FLKS2011.09.29_backonair 1:00:12
  57. 068 03/15/2011 - LAST SHOW W/ PREMA HARA Blake Tedder 2:01:10
  58. 067 03/08/2011 - Seeds fo da Sol Blake Tedder 2:03:16
  59. 066 02/22/2011 - Back in Order and Time to Move On Blake Tedder 2:00:32
  60. 065 02/01/2011 - Bada Bing Bada Bang Bada Haridas Blake Tedder 1:58:11
  61. 064 01/18/2011 - Stay Strong! - Interview with David Newman Blake Tedder 1:57:13
  62. 063 01/11/2011 - Transformationing with Hargobind Khalsa of Spirit Voyage Records Blake Tedder 1:59:17
  63. 062 01/04/2011 - Please Remove Obstacles Blake Tedder 1:59:58
  64. 061 12/28/2010 – Best of 2010 Blake Tedder 1:58:41
  65. 060 12/21/2010 - Solstice Request Eclipse Blake Tedder 1:59:35
  66. 059 12/14/2010 - On an Even Keel: Chants of Buddha Blake Tedder 1:58:11
  67. 058 11/30/2010 - No Expectations Mix Blake Tedder 2:00:20
  68. 057 11/23/2010 - On the Upbeat with DaVinci and John Jones Blake Tedder 2:00:40
  69. 056 11/16/2010 - Brenda McMorrow and the Divine Feminine Blake Tedder 2:01:42

October 2009 – November 2010

  1. 055 11/09/2010 - Prema Hara LIVE!!! Blake Tedder 2:00:06
  2. 054 11/02/2010 - Interview with the Mayapuris Blake Tedder 1:57:02
  3. 053 10/26/2010 - Back on the Air with Jim Gelcer Blake Tedder 2:00:15
  4. 052 10/05/2010 – Love Minus Zero/No Limit – Jacqueline Westhead Interview Blake Tedder 2:00:40
  5. 051 09/28/2010 - Pne Year Anniversary - "New to Me" Blake Tedder 2:00:55
  6. 050 09/21/2010 - Samadhi Shanti Blake Tedder 2:00:11
  7. 049 09/14/2010 - Ganesh Chaturthi Blake Tedder 1:52:19
  8. 048 09/09/2010 – Guru Ganesha Singh and Spirit Fest… Fest! Blake Tedder 1:58:47
  9. 047 08/31/2010 - Krishna Janmashtami and Gaura Vani Blake Tedder 1:58:28
  10. 045 08/17/2010 - August Request! Blake Tedder 2:02:25
  11. 046 08/24/2010 - Two Guys Groovin for God Blake Tedder 1:55:30
  12. 044 08/10/2010 - Blake's Picks Blake Tedder 2:02:16
  13. 043 - 08/03/2010 - Ahhh with Donna De Lory Blake Tedder 2:01:42
  14. 042 - 07/27/2010 - Girish and new music Blake Tedder 2:00:07
  15. 041 - 07/20/2010 - All One: Om Namah Shivaya Blake Tedder 2:02:19
  16. 039 - 07/06/2010 - By Request 3 Blake Tedder 2:03:39
  17. 040 - 07/13/2010 - Bhaktifest (read details) Blake Tedder 1:56:07
  18. 038 - 06/29/2010 - What do Jai Uttal, Shiva, and Phish have in common? Blake Tedder 1:59:31
  19. 037 - 06/22/2010 - ShyamWow!: Interview with Shyamdas Blake Tedder 1:59:29
  20. 036 - 06/08/2010 - Sat Nam with Snatam and HarDarshan Blake Tedder 1:59:20
  21. 035 - 06/01/2010 - Best of Mahamantra... for now Blake Tedder 2:15:24
  22. 034 - 05/18/2010 - Request Quest Blake Tedder 1:58:31
  23. 033 - 2010.05.11 - MiX and David Newman interview Blake Tedder 1:59:57
  24. 032 - 05/04/2010 - Mother's Sweet: Ma and Wah! Blake Tedder 2:00:06
  25. 031 - 04/27/2010 - Singing with Harmony Blake Tedder 2:00:24
  26. 030 - 04/20/2010 - A New Kind of 4/20 Release Blake Tedder 2:00:58
  27. 029 - 04/13/2010 - Allison Dennis Live Kirtan Blake Tedder 1:57:14
  28. 028 - 04/06/2010 - Soothing Spring Mix Tape Blake Tedder 2:00:21
  29. 027 - 03/30/2010 - Love to serve: Kirtan DJs and Hanuman Jayanti Blake Tedder 2:00:34
  30. 026 - 03/27/2010 - Placeholder Show on WCOM featuring Blake of FLKS Blake Tedder 46:05
  31. 025 - 03/23/2010 - A Spring Frenzy Request Show Blake Tedder 1:55:18
  32. 024 - 03/16/2010 - Jai Neem Karoli Baba; Krishna Das Interview Blake Tedder 1:59:55
  33. 023 - 03/09/2010 - Bhajans! with K Sridhar Blake Tedder 1:58:09
  34. 022 - 03/02/2010 - Sound into Silence; Kailash Interview Blake Tedder 2:00:33
  35. 021 - 02/23/2010 - Chillin' with Chaitanya Blake Tedder 2:00:39
  36. 020 FLKS2010.02.16_samadhi 2:01:19
  37. 019 FLKS2010.02.09_beloved 1:58:26
  38. 018 FLKS2010.01.26_davidnewman 2:00:36
  39. 017 FLKS2010.01.19_mikecohen 2:00:21
  40. 016 FLKS2010.01.12_seanjohnson 2:01:16
  41. 015 FLKS2010.01.05_ganesha 1:59:28
  42. 014 FLKS2009.12.29_jayadev 1:56:58
  43. 013 FLKS2009.12.22_vrindavan 2:00:31
  44. 012 FLKS2009.12.15_christbhav 1:59:27
  45. 011 FLKS2009.12.08_krishna_davidwaterman 2:02:05
  46. 010 FLKS2009.12.01_mother 2:01:55
  47. 09 FLKS2009.11.24_bluegrass_jonseskevich_acbushnell 1:49:57
  48. 08 FLKH2009.11.17_evergreen 2:00:02
  49. 07 FLKH2009.11.03 1:00:21
  50. 06 FLKH2009.10.27 Blake Tedder 1:00:15
  51. 05 FLKH2009.10.20_sufi Blake Tedder 1:01:18
  52. 04 FLKH 2009.10.13 Blake Tedder 1:02:42
  53. 03 FLKH 2009.10.06_radha Blake Tedder 1:03:03

The Full Lotus Kirtan show is an offering of peace to our hectic world. Kirtan is call and response devotional chanting to the divinity and perfection within us all. It opens our hearts and brings us closer to each other and to the source of all that is. Let this show be a simple reminder to reflect upon the beauty of our world and to express love with a bold and boundless heart.