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2014-03-03 23:27:16

Jim Gelcer (Siva) will teach the words and melodies of the Sivananda daily chants and more, while providing translations and explanations in this fun and informative workshop. Program is offered June 5 - 8, 2014 Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 A weekend of Kirtan concerts and afternoon singing workshops will be offered by Jim Gelcer (Siva). Students will learn the words and melodies of the Sivananda daily chants and more, while providing translations and explanations in this fun...

2014-02-24 23:28:32

Allow the sacred power of sound to bring you fully alive during two days of high-energy chanting and devotional bliss. Offered March 21 - 22, 2014. Nassau, Bahamas (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Allow the sacred power of sound to bring students fully alive during two days of high-energy chanting and devotional bliss. Through mantra recitation and ecstatic kirtan, participants will experience the transformative power of sound on the core of the being. For more information, please visit...

2013-09-24 23:39:11

The latest chapter in the veteran DJ's Jahta Beat series seamlessly melds groove and devotion into a contemporary world music classic. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 Jahta Beat: Chanting with Tigers (Black Swan Sounds, September 24) is a revolutionary musical vision and mission statement from beat doctor, sound ambassador and Stateside Sadhu, DJ Drez. Breaking ground and blazing trails, Drez delivers a sonic gem that defines an entire genre of hip, fresh, devotional music that...

2013-05-20 23:14:46

On Monday May 27th, Seva Foundation will celebrate its 35th Anniversary with an all star Kirtan benefit concert at the Palace of Fine Arts Theater in San Francisco, featuring: Snatam Kaur, Jai Uttal, C.C. White and Shimshai, with host Wavy Gravy. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 Join Seva Foundation in celebrating its 35th Anniversary with an all star Kirtan concert at the Palace of Fine Arts Theater in San Francisco, featuring: Snatam Kaur, Jai Uttal, C.C. White and Shimshai, with...

2013-05-02 23:28:23

Montreal Yoga Music Chant Festival held in Montreal June 15-16 for its 2nd year will double its attendance this summer. Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 For a 2nd year in a row, Montreal Kirtan is thrilled to announce the 2nd Annual Montreal Yoga Music Chant Festival coming to Montreal June 15 & 16 2013 at Concordia's Loyola campus located at 7141 Sherbrooke West. After the 1st successful festival last year, Lea Longo, who is also a Montreal Chant artist and award winning...

2013-02-26 23:03:20

This refreshing new work brings a vibrant, sensual energy to the world's oldest devotional music — and presents a fresh direction for the enduringly popular artists. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) February 26, 2013 If you have ever taken a yoga class or experimented with any kind of alternative stress-reduction therapy, from detox to dynamic meditation, pilates to acupuncture, chances are you have heard the music of Deva Premal and Miten. Partners in life and music for over twenty years, their...

2012-12-28 05:00:39

McMorrow's inspired interpretation of the epic verse offers a fresh take on this integral piece of Hindu mythology. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) December 27, 2012 The Hanuman Chalisa (a 40-verse Sanskrit hymn to the Monkey God, Hanuman) is an epic verse in Hindu mythology, and is one of the most widely performed pieces in the genre of kirtan (devotional "call and response" chants). While the song has been played in many different styles by many different artists, perhaps none have done it with the...

2012-09-30 23:02:35

On Path to Bliss, Mercedes Bahleda's exquisite chants are set against an eclectic, multi-textured backdrop of sound, offering a unique and sonically clarified path to devotion through music. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) September 30, 2012 New York City native Mercedes Bahleda is a woman of many facets — an accomplished singer, a teacher, a certified Hatha/Ashtanga yoga instructor, and a devoted student of both Buddhist and western meditation and devotional music. She has taught at NYU and...

2012-08-29 23:01:35

Combining Kirtan (a style of call-and-response Sanskrit devotional chant once practiced primarily in ashrams and meditation groups) with already-prevalent Yoga is becoming a wildly popular summer festival format as evidenced by the rapid growth of Bhakti Fest. Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) August 28, 2012 Bhakti Fest debuted in 2009 -- in the southern California desert on the doorstep to exquisite Joshua Tree National Monument -- and is the world´s one and only non-stop, 24-hours-a-day...

2009-05-12 19:10:39

The U.S. television network CBS Tuesday announced plans to air Faith, Music and Culture, an interfaith religion special next month. The program is set to premiere June 7. Music is often a vehicle for expressing religious faith and belief, the network said in a news release. This broadcast looks at some modern music inspired within the varied cultures of four religions. The special highlights the work of Hasidic hip-hop artists DeScribe, Y-Love and Diwon, observant Jewish rappers with a...