Kirtan is a cross-cultural, participatory experience that originated in India many centuries ago. Formally a part of bhakti yoga (the devotional path of yoga), and nada yoga, (the science of sound & vibration), kirtan is quickly becoming one of the leading forms of participatory world music.
This musical genre utilizes ancient Sanskrit mantras in a call-and-response format that incorporates the audience right into the performance. The melody and instrumentation begin slowly, increase in intensity and speed as the chant progresses, and slow again at the end of the chant. Often participants will clap hands or use shakers to add to the rhythm and enthusiasm of the chant. Everyone can participate - there are no prerequisites, no special talents or skills, and no religious beliefs or cultural backgrounds that are needed to take part in the kirtan experience.
Join Satya Franche for an evening of meditative chanting that will bring you deeper into the heart-mind connection through the practice of kirtan.