Kirtan Band Wanted!

Are you familiar with Kirtan? Kirtan (pronounced kir' tahn) is a form of music that is a sort of prayerful hymn. Like Christian hymns or any other melodic form of song with meaningful words sung in repetition, Kirtan has its roots in chant derived from Sanskrit language, evoking a sense of deep devotion and reverence. The name itself has Hindi roots, but in many modern styles of Kirtan music, there’s no specific religious dogma … just people enjoying the sounds of words leaving their lips, movement inspired by the movement, all accompanied by simple instruments.

Kirtan is often played along with led yoga classes, meditation sessions, jam sessions, or even just around the camp fire.

We’d love to find a few musicians who are interested in putting together some casual Kirtan jam sessions, with the possibility of becoming a “thing” here at Breathe Yoga & Wellness!

Here are some of my favorite videos containing Kirtan-styled play:

There are SO many more!

Instruments that are great for Kirtan include guitar, woodwinds, harmonium, ukulele, anything made from gourds, tambourine, bells, hand drum… just about anything folksy. Oh, and the human voice!

If you're interested in forming a Kirtan practice group, contact Rhonda at [email protected]

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