The sacralization of straightedge punk: Bhakti-yoga, Nada Brahma and the divine received: embodiment of Krishnacore

Dines, Mike ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9706-979X (2015) The sacralization of straightedge punk: Bhakti-yoga, Nada Brahma and the divine received: embodiment of Krishnacore. Musicological Annual, 50 (2) . pp. 147-156. ISSN 0580-373X [Article] (doi:10.4312/mz.50.2.147-156)

Abstract

This article explores the formation of Krishnacore, a phenomenon born from the amalgamation of American straightedge punk and the Hare Krishna Movement in the 1990s. It argues that whilst shared choices of lifestyle, such as vegetarianism and a distaste for intoxicants and illicit sex, were core tenets towards the conception of the scene, it was bhakti-yoga (the theological and philosophical basis of the Hare Krishna Movement) that cemented such a relationship. Furthermore, it also explores the aesthetic context of punk within a Vedic context, in particular with reference to what is termed as ‘Nada-Brahma’, or the sacralisation of sound.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts > Music group
Item ID: 28231
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Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2019 10:35
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2020 22:16
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/28231

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