“Kirtan is a direct path to freeing the authentic voice within” ~ Sean Johnson
Spring is in the air! Let joy blossom as you free your heart and voice through the power of mantra and song. Join Julia Berkeley, Dave Cipriani and Leonice Shinneman for a delicious evening of kirtan. Calm your mind, soothe your soul and take refuge in the everpresent unconditional field of love.
SUNDAY MARCH 31st @ 6.30 - 8.15pm
Where: Somatic Sanctuary, 410 West Ojai Ave, Ojai
Exchange: $20 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)
What is Kirtan?
Kirtan is a call and response chanting practice that moves the heart towards an experience of inner silence, boundless love, and intimate union with the Divine. Whether it’s your first time or you’ve been doing it forever this practice will uplift your heart and soul. Krishna Das says “The ability to sing beautifully is enjoyable, but not necessary. What matters is singing from the heart.” You don’t need to be able to sing, just be willing to give it a go and feel the effects!
Julia Berkeley (harmonium and vocals), Dave Cipriani (7-string classical & electric and 20-string slide guitar) and Leonice Shinneman (tabla and percussion) bring a whole bundle of musical talent, devotion and kirtan experience to support the evening and uplift your heart’s energy.
We have the added special treat of Dave Cipriani and Leonice Shinneman gifting us with a taste of Indian classical music. Dave’s diverse background include studies with jazz great Charlie Byrd, classical guitarist Christopher Parkening, sitar master Jai Kishor, and Indian Slide guitar pioneer Pandit Barun Kumar Pal, a senior disciple of Ravi Shankar. Leonice Shinneman is recognized as the foremost American disciple of the legendary North Indian tabla and pakhawaj master Pandit Taranath Rao.