Art has the capacity to awaken social consciousness and lead a person towards spiritual self-realization. However, in the present age art has become a slave of both commercial and political interests. Renaissance Artists and Writers Association, (RAWA), was founded by Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar in India in 1958 in order to restore art to its true role as an instrument for social and spiritual awakening. He envisioned a New Artistic Renaissance where artists and writers would unite and inspire society to move forward in a progressive direction. Our online radio station has been streaming music 24/7 since 2001. We play a mix of music that includes: World Music, New Age Ambient music, Mantra music (kirtan), Prabhat Samgiit (the predominantly Bengali-language songs written by RAWA’s founder P.R. Sarkar) and music written and produced by RAWA members from around the world.