Happy Valley Community Kirtan

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In collaboration with The Call and Response Foundation http://www.callandresponsefoundation.org/, Sacred Roots Healing is hosting a bi-monthly community kirtan, each 2nd and 4th of the month at 7:30pm.
 

The Call & Response Foundation is a nonprofit organization devoted to serving and expanding the mantra music community. The mission is to share the experience of chanting with one million people by 2020. Their vision is to raise consciousness on the planet through mantra.

IMG_3838The foundation started in 2010 with a dream… Three people who felt more vibrant, calm, and connected through kirtan, the ancient sanskrit practice of call and response chanting, decided to share the practice with as many people as possible.

Now, the staff works to connect sacred sound musicians in outreach programs like universities, prisons, psychiatric facilities, refugee communities, shelters, and more so that they can offer free conscious music to participants.

The events are by donation and a portion of your donation goes back to the call and response foundation to support these programs.

 
 
If you love to sing, you just might love kirtan! In a traditional Indian call-and-response style that is simple to learn and easy to follow, we sing the sacred names of the Divine One. Everyone experiences kirtan in a different way.  It doesn’t have to be religious. You could almost describe it as a sing-along!
 
 
A typical kirtan is experienced with everyone sitting on the floor or in a chair. The wallah (leader) sings a mantra and the audience sings it back. As you sing, it is possible that you begin to feel a connection to each other and feel a peaceful release of stress within your body and mind. We invite you to experience this for yourself ,as we are very excited for this wonderful opportunity to connect with community and to support each others’ transformations.
 
Click on this link to listen to samples of  kirtan: http://newworldkirtan.com/
 
 
*Suggested artist donation $10-$20.
 

 


Friday April 12th 7:30pm-9:00pm Kirtan with Sherrie Howard & Mark Kelso

Join Sherrie Howard and Mark Kelso with Bill Noren for an evening of singing the Divine Name. Ranging from danceable high energy grooves to soothing Sanskrit lullabies, this practice will lead you on a journey through chanting into your own depths and beyond.
In addition to being a gifted vocalist and graduate of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, Sherrie is a 1000-hour Kripalu Certified yoga teacher, and teaches at Kripalu Center, Canyon Ranch, and Cranwell Resort and Spa in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. With Mark, she has been practicing kirtan throughout the Northeast and is currently working on a duo album of chants, many of which will be featured at the kirtan.
Engaged in kirtan practice for the last 40 years, Mark has produced dozens of chant albums including Sherrie’s debut CD, Sukha Hridaya. He’s appeared with Deepak Chopra, Ram Dass, Krishna Das and Haagen-Dazs and for many years was the music director at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Mark has appeared at Madison Square Garden, with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and was the featured musician at the World Children’s Congress hosted by Michael Jackson.

***Suggested donation $10-20

Facebook Event Link

Friday April 26th 7:30pm-9:00pm Dave Russell Kirtan

Dave has been singing mantras since 1972 when he led his first regular kirtans at Swami Satchidananda’s Integral Yoga Institute. He lived and taught Hatha Yoga there just before meeting Ram Dass in 1973 (and darshan with Neem Karoli Baba) which changed everything forever. Dave prefers to sing more and talk less at his kirtans (Holly makes sure of this) to really offer the chant experience at its deepest level. Dave leads kirtans all over the Northeast and regularly at Kripalu in Stockbridge, MA. His once or twice/month kirtans locally for the last 12 years are at his home base, The Yoga Sanctuary, in downtown Northampton, MA. See www.daverussellkirtan.com or ‘Dave Russell Kirtan’ on Facebook.
For this event, he will be accompanied by Holly Hartmann (vocals), Charlie Shew (percussion), James Robinson (guitar).

This event is sponsored by The Call and response foundation. The Call & Response Foundation is a nonprofit organization devoted to serving and expanding the mantra music community. The mission is to share the experience of chanting with one million people by 2020. Their vision is to raise consciousness on the planet through mantra !
The foundation started in 2010 with a dream … Three people who felt more vibrant, calm, and connected through kirtan, the ancient sanskrit practice of call and response chanting, decided to share the practice with as many people as possible !
Now, the staff works to connect sacred sound musicians in outreach programs like universities, prisons, psychiatric facilities, refugee communities, shelters, and more so that they can offer free conscious music to participants ..
The events are by donation and a portion of your donation goes back to the call and response foundation to support these programs.

Suggested Donation $10-20

Link to Facebook Event