Music Review by Yoga Chicago
Written by Debi Buzil
Published on YogaChicago in January/February 2010
Om Dattatreya: Journey to the West by Michael Cohen is pure devotion set to music.Om Dattatreya features Michael’s wonderful kirtan , or call-and-response chanting, with a definite Western bent. His voice is smooth and rich. Also featured are vocal goddesses Joni Allen and Allie Stringer. Yes, that’s Allie Stringer, Dave Stringer’s niece. They add a nice balance to Michael’s energy, with good harmonies and beautiful tonality. From ” Hare Om Shivaya ,” to the traditional ” Lokha Samasta ,” Om Dattatreya is chantable, interesting, and addictive. Visit Michael’s website at mikecohenkirtan.com for a free download, and see for yourself.