JAI UTTAL: Kirtan! An Evening of Ecstatic Chanting
Presented by Bhakti Tribe Sedona
Embark on a vocal journey through the sacred sounds of ancient India. Drawing from an unbroken tradition of Indian devotional singing, Jai Uttal will introduce and lead us in the ancient practice of "Kirtan" (or chanting), the heart of devotional yoga.
This practice of calling to the divine creates a bridge between the individual and the eternal, opening the heart and welcoming the spirit. Sometimes soft and meditative and sometimes loud and wildly rhythmic, Kirtan takes the participant on a deep emotional and musical journey through our mostly unexplored inner world. With solo performance and call-and-response group chanting, Jai creates a space of invocation, prayer, and heartfelt expression.
Friday, March 9, 2012, 7-9pm
Pre-sale Tickets $25 / $30 at the door
Tickets available at Golden Word, Crystal Magic or www.bhaktitribesedona.com
Jai has been leading kirtans around the world for more than 30 years, creating a safe environment for people to open their hearts and voices. "These ancient chants", writes Jai, "contain a transformative power and healing energy. By singing these prayers we join a stream of consciousness and devotion that has been flowing for centuries."
experience is needed. This is an exploration of the
heart, independent of vocal or musical technique.
Jai Uttal, a sacred music composer, recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, and ecstatic vocalist, combines influences from India with influences from American Rock and Jazz, creating a stimulating and exotic multi-cultural fusion that is truly world spirit music.
Having traveled extensively in India, where he met many beautiful saints and singers,
Bhakti yoga became his personal path.
His new album “Kirtan Kids” was recently released by Sounds True.