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The Ganga Jala Band, Waddell, AZ

Bia Laborte

member since: 10/25/2014
Festival biz experience: 20+ years
USA: Waddell, Arizona (AZ)
Manager Phone: (602) 573-2398
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- GLOBAL MUSIC AWARDS (Worldwide Music Recognition) - 2019 Silver Medal Recipient for “Live at the Scottsdale Arts Festival” (World Fusion Music); 2018 Silver Medal Recipient for “Your Love Will Set Me Free” (Rock Ballad) - 2017 Silver Medal Recipient for "SPIRIT" (Both Rock Category & Protest Song Category) - "Teach Me How to Surrender" (Rock Ballad Category) - 2016 Silver Medial Recipient for "ROUTE 66" (Rock Song)
"PABS" - Lead Vocals; Composer/Songwriter; Guitars.  PABS has been singing and recording "Mantra Rock" for a long time.  He released the album entitled "Journey to a Different World" and most notably the albums "Haribol" and "Mahal" when he was signed with RCA / Victor and Polydor / Polygram / Dyna Records, where the single "Haribol" was heard by 4-6 million people.  He also recorded an album with Harvey Mason, drummer of George Benson and producer of the jazz group "Seawind".  PABS wrote three books entitled "Mother Sun", "Anak Araw" and "Heart of the Lotus", which are now catalogued in the libraries of Yale and Cornell Universities and at the Library of Congress.

"JADA" - Drummer; Percussionist.  JADA has been performing and writing music for 35 years.  He formed the band called "Chronic Sick" known today as the godfathers of punk rock music.  He also recorded an album entitled "1980" at the CNN building in Atlanta, which was produced by one of the members of the L.A. Guns.  He was signing a record deal in the early 90's with Arista Records when he was with the band called "Gods Gift to God".  His involvement with "Mantra Rock" started when he joined the Vedic band called "Mystic Hipsters".  After the band went their separate ways, JADA continued writing and playing "Mantra Rock".

"DAMODAR" - Bass Guitar.  DAMODAR hails from the beautiful island of Maui.  He has been playing "Mantra Rock" music all his life.  He was born and raised by yogis, so that from a very tender age he was surrounded by yoga, meditation and Kirtan music.  He fondly recalls his dad teaching him a beautiful baroque piece with the guitar.  DAMODAR furthered his music studies and played an performed with other Kirtan bands in the California area.
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