Kirtan with Mukti and Ananda Rasa
Sep 18, 2021 7:00 pm
Sirens Studio at Subud Hall, 234 Hutchins Ave, Sebastopol, United States
Peacewave, Sirens and Bhakti Arts Collective present an evening of kirtan under the stars, on the beautiful new outdoor stage at Subud Hall (back garden) in Sebastopol, CA. September 18,2021
Prajna Vieira and David Estes will be combining their respective groups (the Mukti Kirtan Ensemble and Ananda Rasa Kirtan) into one band for the evening, offering both traditional and original kirtans. Kirtan is the call/response chanting music within Bhakti Yoga, an indigenous wisdom tradition that is part of Sanatana Dharma, or Hinduism. In kirtan, we come together to chant sacred mantras, the names of deities, or poetic lyrics (bhajans) which evoke a devotional mood of longing and love. The music can range widely in tempo, feeling and expression, often building from something simple and understated to a full-on riot of rhythm and melody that gives way to the still silence of meditation as the last note fades. More than a musical performance, kirtan should be understood as a living prayer—a love song to god and goddess.
Prajna Vieira – Vocals, Harmonium, Melodica
David Estes – Vocals, Guitar, Dholak
David Balakrishnan – Violin
Don Fontowitz – Chaturangi + Guitar
Ramana Erickson – Tablas
Julie Simonsen -Vocals
Lisa Chorny – Vocals
Damiana Carpizo – Vocals
Vidya Lakshmi Venkateswaran – Vocals
Thanks to the nonprofit Bhakti Arts Collective this special event is being offered to our community on a donation basis. The purpose of the donation model is to intentionally disrupt the relationship between capitalism and indigenous wisdom traditions like kirtan and bhakti yoga, and also to break down class barriers by making events accessible to people of all economic backgrounds. We also want to help grow our communities’ consciousness around supporting live music and other events by encouraging those who have more to give more. This model feels both ethical and practical, and we believe in it!
– Door: donate with cash or by mobile
– Buy Local: Milk & Honey, 123 Main St., Sebastopol (707) 824-1155
September 18, 2021
Show 7PM -9PM-
Doors open at 6:30pm
– COVID SAFETY: this is an outdoor event with plenty of room for people to spread out comfortably. Please respect the health of others by maintaining physical distance, wearing a mask when you are in crowded areas, and remembering that different people might need more space than you to feel comfortable.
– There will be a projector with a screen set up on the side of the stage, to project the lyrics and images of the deities.
Bhakti Arts Collective is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Your tax-deductable donations help BAC produce high-quality, traditional bhakti arts programs that are accessible to the community and supportive of artists and teachers. Bhakti Arts Collective is committed to supporting devotional arts of India with a focus on honoring source tradition, inclusivity and cultural exchange.