You are invited to join us at 5PM for a special Double Kirtan to Sing, Meditate & chant. Ashok Nalamalapu also known as Swan Kirtan will lead at 5PM along with several local kirtan performers before Joel Jadus & Friends lead their regular monthly kirtan at 6:30.
Kirtan, a call-and-response chanting genre, is one of the oldest sacred music traditions from India. Through ancient Sanskrit mantras, Kirtan goes beyod the music itself, it unites all levels of consciousness and produces an energy that quiets the mind and takes one to a deeper experience of the Self. In the silence between the songs, one can feel the depth of the silence that lies within. Kirtan calms the mind and relaxes our body.
Swan Kirtan is a devotional chanting group of musicians from Maine. We play a fusion of Eastern and Western music. We offer chants from multiple faiths. Our kirtan is in traditional Indian raaga style.
Heather DeRigo on djembe
Rebecca Zapen on violin
Ashok Nalamalapu on vocals and harmonium