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From the Editor of Rock At Night Magazine regarding Wahe Guru: "Dang, Rev. Yolanda! I can't get rid of the earworm in my head of the chorus to "Wahe Guru"....It's pretty catchy!" -Chyrisse Tabone, Ph.D. EDITOR-USA Hashtags: #rockatnight #rockatnightmagazine

Song: Wahe Guru, Lyrics: Traditional Punjabi, English Lyrics: Rev. Yolanda, Produced by: Philip Carroll/Recording Artist Development lead vocals: Rev. Yolanda, Backing vocals: Doreen Younglove, Carly Ozard

As a Greeting: For someone to say to you "Waheguru Je Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ke Fateh" is a compliment because the person who says it to you is literally saying you are a pure one of God. YOU are a Glorious Creation.

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Transcendence is Rev. Yolanda's 2018, 3 song EP release. Doo Wop Musical Theater Inspirational Blues Pop Gospel with a Trans-tastic twist from Blues Hall of Fame and GLBT Hall of Fame Award Winner. Rooted in American Southern Blues, Doo Wop, Country and Southern Gospel. This EP features 3 new songs from the upcoming autobiographical musical "The Church of The Alien Love Child Presents: The Passion Of Rev. Yolanda".

Produced by Phil Carroll of Recording Artists Development 


REV. YOLANDA's Country Gospel Kirtan vol. 2





Country Gospel Kirtan vol. 2, review by Pamela DeGroff

from Dec. 19, 2016 edition of Transgender Forum:

 "The outstanding tracks are Somebody Save Me (full band sound, laid back yet somewhat bluesy), and Let Go Of Grievances(country funk, but with a diversity of instrumentation, and overall the best production moment on the entire project.)
Musically, Country Gospel Kirtan Vol. 2 Step Back is one of the biggest steps Rev. Yolanda has ever taken. While the Interfaith theology might not be to everyone’s personal taste or beliefs, Yolanda’s dynamic as a musician and as a deeply spiritual person are not in conflict, nor are they diminished in any way. Both attributes of who Rev. Yolanda is as a person compliment each other greatly. "
Full review here:
From a fan, regarding Country Gospel Kirtan vol. 2: "I have been loving your new CD...and here now at my Mom's in snowy Ottawa--gorgeous snowy wonderland--my Mom and I are listening to your new CD on Spotify...Hare Om Tat and blessings and gratitude.... blessed Yule, dear one: God has Condemned Me Not, No More do I. " - H.E.

For Country Gospel Kirtan, vol. 1, scroll down below:


Angels Only

In honor of Rev. Yolanda's most popular song,  We Are Angels,  being voted into the

Top Ten Songs of 2015 by  

Rev. Yolanda proudly releases 5 classic versions of We Are Angels

Click here or on the album art to download from CD baby 


Sheet Music is available by clicking here or the image below:



Rev. Yolanda's NEW Interfaith Holiday Single:

Miracles Are Seen In The Light




LIVE CD Soundtrack from

Rev. Yolanda's Old Time Gospel Hour- The Movie 


Rev. Yolanda's Country Gospel Kirtan vol. 1:


produced by Freddy Freeman and featuring "HOME" -the #1 song of 2013 on  

The International LGBT Music Charts


"All 12 songs on this CD are "A" material...there is not a weak cut on this whole album. Absolute highlights are: "We Are Angels"; "I Can See Peace"; "Home" and of course the incredible "Love Divine"

- Bill Turner, former guitarist for Bill Haley and The Comets


"LOVE IT!!! Your voice sounds the best I've ever heard...So smooth and effortless and full of color. The whole sound of the CD is so so tasty and musical. I love that there are so many strings that add different textures: electric guitar, acoustic guitar, sitar, banjo, violin. All of it works. Your producer and you collaborated on a work of art that reflects your new direction in such a hip, satisfying and spiritual way" -Rosemary Loar, MAC's Hansen Award Winner 2012


Click the iTunes icon for iTunes download: Rev. Roger Anthony Yolanda Mapes - Rev. Yolanda's Country Gospel Kirtan, Vol.1 God Is

Click the PIC for CD Baby PHYSICAL cd's

and mp3 downloads 


 Comment from fans after buying the cd Rev. Yolanda's Country Gospel Kirtan, vol 1:

"Dear Reverend Yolanda. I am the security guard who bought your CD. I am really enjoying your music although I am an atheist. I just love your song, "Love & Light. I listen to it several times a day.
All the best. Cheers. jms"

"Yolanda is The Most Original Artist from the GLBT Community in the last 10 years

-Larry Flick/SIRIUS radio

"Not since the days of the Singing Nun has the Gospel music genre seen the likes of

Rev. Yolanda"

-Len Rogers/Stonewall Society



-dance remix single

produced by Freddy Freeman



The compilation CD from J.D. Doyle's  QUEER MUSIC HERITAGE, featuring

Pride In The Arts Award Winning song:

FREEDOM (Brandon Teena Version)

House Blend is a benefit compilation CD for the

Transgender Foundation of America,

to acquire a building for the Houston TG Center

and the TG Archives.




House of Joy

Award winning cd:

House of Joy

32 months on the GLBT Music Charts- with two #1 songs

"I Wanna Know" and "Muscle Shoals"

and the PRIDE IN THE ARTS winner "Freedom"



HOUSE OF JOY received accolades from Pride In The Arts and OutVoice

Pride In The Arts Best Producer: Robert Urban

Pride In The Arts Best Camp Pride Song: FREEDOM

OutVoice #1 CD for Jan 2011: House of Joy

OutVoice #1 song on The Top Ten Song charts and #3 Song of 2010: I Wanna Know

OutVoice #1 song on The Top Ten Song Charts and #6 Song of 2012 : Muscle Shoals



"UP" (Unashamed Praise)
The special first edition collection of GLBT Christian
singers and songwriters all on one
amazing CD celebrating their faith
and love for God and Christ.


This is the SPECIAL EDITION of the first album from

Rev. Yolanda

when she was performing with her original jazz fusion band:

"Yolanda & The Plastic Family"


This album was originally recorded in Burlington VT in the late "90's, while he was living there. In 2001, Yolanda moved back to NYC and re-formed The Plastic Family with new members and recorded a short EP. In 2002, producer Freddy Freeman created a dance mix of the song "Alien Love Child". In 2009, Producer Robert Urban created a jazz fusion dance mix of a Plastic Family tune "Intimacy".

In this SPECIAL EDITION, all of the originals, and dance mixes are included.

Original Plastic family members: Adam Wood-keyboards, Eric Rorbach- drums, Jon Akland- bass, Tom Henglesberg- guitar Martha Seyler- backing vocals

NYC Plastic Family members: Robert Urban- guitar, Jess Jurkovik- piano, Dave Berger- drums, Robin Burdulis- percussion, Dan Freeman- bass

dance remixes by Freddy Freeman and Robert Urban


Yolanda and The Plastic Family

LIVE at CBGB's  



This live cd at CBGB's is gritty and RAW Rock&Roll just like Rev. Yolanda was in the early days of her recording career. Using Rock&Roll to speak to gender politics... Yolanda was then and still is a force of nature!
Yolanda: vocals
Robert Urban: guitar/vocals
Toshio Mana: bass
Anthony Mauella: drums/vocals 




Yolanda's (Outmusic's "Outmusician of the Year" 2003) solo is "Lay All Your Love on Me". The stripped-down, raw feel of the track-- featuring only Yolanda's hard-hitting, strong, Southern-twanged voice with guitar by her friend Robert Urban-- packs a wallop: Yolanda unleashes no less than 20 different emotions with that song

New York City’s top drag performers gather to sing their favorite ABBA songs in a way that you have never heard them before in ABBAlicious! From the Go-Go version of "Waterloo" to the country western take on "Dancing Queen" or the R&B inspired "Knowing Me Knowing You", each ABBA tune that we grew up with is performed with a new energy and vitality that is unparalleled. FIGJAM RECORDS is proud to present: Betzy, Cashetta, the Chixie Dix, Connie Cat, Edie, Hedda Lettuce, Joie Starr, June Bug, Sade Pendarvis and Yolanda reinterpreting the ABBA classics for our times in a wide variety of musical styles.



with Rev. Yolanda's song

"YOU and I"



Video for "YOU and I" by Harry Thorpe



This is the first album from Yolanda when she was performing with her original jazz fusion band:

"Yolanda and The Plastic Family"

This album was originally recorded in Burlington VT in the late "90's, while s/he was living there.

Original Plastic family members: Adam Wood-keyboards, Eric Rorbach- drums, Jon Akland- bass, Tom Henglesberg- guitar

Martha Seyler- backing vocals

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