As we head into winter, the warmth of Kirtan gatherings becomes ever more important to us as humans. Luckily we are in an era where we are often forced to choose between two amazing events in the same city on the same night.
Here are some note worthy December events:
Radhanath Swami is back in the states and will be at Flow Yoga with Gaura Vani for a night of teaching and Kirtan Dec 2nd. Please check Gaura Vani’s website or facebook page for details.
Also: The All Night Kirtan at New York Ashtanga aka The Broome St Temple, is shaping up for Decmber 14-15. Come warm your hearts with Devadas, who is organizing the event. Get ready for Hanuman Chalisa, two sets by musicians from Brooklyn Raga Massive, Ehren Hansen and Eric Fraser, and more. Nina Rao and SRI Kirtan will be there and the list is growing.
Our new website is just about ready to rock, so stay tuned in the next week for the big turnover. Our new site should be easier to use, with more photos of our bands, more comprehensive information about events, and a simpler format which will hopefully be more enjoyable to browse.
Thank you to the Hanumen for getting together to play more gigs this fall. It’s way to long to wait till summer. The stuff that happens when you enter the energy field of the Hanumen is beyond the beyond. They have a magic that is best known through direct experience. But in short I’ll say that they are able to bring their listeners into the divine realm of sound vibration and open hearts. They are the gardeners of an eclectic new eden of non-sectarian mantra music and sound vibration. They are all virtuosos, and practitioners who go beyond practice. Please know them in this life time. Their work is truly revolutionary.
Prema Hara is just about to finish their new album, dropping down onto to earth for Shakti Fest. Jahnavi Harrison’s record is in the works and will come out early next summer. Both promise to be beautiful offerings. SRI Kirtan has been laying down tracks in Woodstock and there will be more.
Thank you to Bernie Walters of Ahimsa Music Festival fame. What a successful day of Yoga, Meditation and Mantra Music! The shining star of that day was Prajna Vieirra who both taught yoga, and literally tore the roof off the house with her powerhouse voice and ridiculous kirtan chops. Her Shiva Bhajan was unforgettable and epic. If you were there, you witnessed it. If you weren’t there that day, try to get somewhere that you could be in her presence. The Shakti moves through her in a way rarely witnessed. Amazing…And don’t forget Ben Leinbach, Prajna’s musical partner, who is the musical genius behind so much of what we hear every day in yoga or when we receive body work, and many many kirtan recordings.
So please stay in touch- the Mantra Music Revolution is happening! so as the Hanumen always sing- Come And Dance With Me! Oh yeah….AND follow Mantralogy on Instagram! Lots of fun photos of our tribe and new gear for the winter.