.. Kirtan Vancouver presents ..
::: An Evening of Kirtan with Shantala :::
.. Saturday, June 24th ..
.. Doors open at 7:30pm and Kirtan begins at 8:00pm ..
Come enjoy an evening of sacred chants, love and grace. A small vegan meal will be available to purchase at the event. Early Bird tickets are $20.00 (plus a small processing charge if purchased online). Should space allow, additional tickets will be available at the door for $25.00.
Sacred chanting (kirtan) has its roots in the sacred music of ancient India. It is growing rapidly in popularity in the West along with the rise of yoga in American culture. Chanting events involve active audience participation and are open to people of all religious backgrounds. The music carries the audience through a journey of etheric beauty, ecstatic percussion, and singing with the devotion of the heart. It is a celebration of life, love, and the beauty of the human spirit.
About The Artists: Benjy and Heather Wertheimer lead kirtan (sacred chanting) worldwide as the duo Shantala, with soul-stirring vocals, sacred lyrics and exotic instrumentation. The weaving of Benjys Indian classical singing and instrumentation with Heathers soaring vocals is freshly original and profoundly moving. Together they create music with beauty, passion, and reverence. Shantala has performed and recorded internationally with such sacred music luminaries as Krishna Das, Deva Premal & Miten, and Jai Uttal. In summer 2008, they were named as one of the top Wallahs to Watch by Yoga + Joyful Living. Kirtan is a celebration of spirit through the chanting of sacred names, carrying the audience into a state of heightened awareness, bliss, and devotion. The audience is invited to participate fully through call-and-response chanting, dance, and meditation.