Friday, March 31st 2017
Join us for an evening of Kirtan with Girish. Kirtan is a very unique kind of music involving sacred chants.
Girish is an eclectic artist with roots in jazz, world, and sacred music. His musical talents find expression in a wide array of instruments – including tablas, world percussion, guitar, harmonium, and voice.
Girish lived in the ashram for five years, giving up music and taking the vows of a monk in the Divine Mother tradition called Dakshina Marg or Mahashakti Yoga. Yet, here, another compelling sound force emerged for Girish: the chanting of Sanskrit mantras. As a monk in the ashram he spent hours every day chanting. Girish also studied Sanskrit as a means to understand the deeper meanings of these ancient chants, and helped his teacher translate dozens of hymns.
Girish continues to explore and expand musical borders, and has found new avenues for his artistic expression. Yearning to express the power of Sanskrit mantras through his own voice has been a driving force behind his CD’s, Reveal (Mondolaya Music, May 2004), Shiva Machine (Spirit Voyage Music, April 2006), Yoga Vision(DVD), and his latest release Diamonds in the Sun (Mondolaya Music, April 2010).
tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door
Call our front desk: 631-893-5445 to register