Saturday January 10th, 8pm
Kirtan w/ Bhagavan Das
Bhagavan Das is one of the last living cultural icon of the 60’s. As Ram Das’s mentor (author of Be Here Now) he ushered in the New Age Spiritual Movement being the first Kirtan Artist in America. His groundbreaking album “Ah” (1971), produced by Jimi Hendrix’s manager Michael Jeffrey, was the first World Music album from Electric Ladyland. Bhagavan Das has also toured with Allen Ginsberg, opened for the Grateful Dead and sang with Bob Dylan. Kirtan with Bhagavan Das is always a deep experience.
Living as a sadhu in India for six years, Bhagavan Das studied the ancient science of Nada Yoga under the guidance and direction of his Guru, Neem Karoli Baba. Nada Yoga is the path of devotion to the inner sound current as a means to God Realization. Alan Watts himself said in a Rolling Stone review of the Album “Ah” that “Bhagavan Das is truly a Master of Nada Yoga”.
To experience Bhagavan Das in concert is to receive Darshan of the Guru himself, to touch and be touched by the immortal essence of his Guru Neem Karoli Baba—as the Light of the Guru is delivered through the mystical and potent voice of Bhagavan Das. His devotion to his Guru as that living inner sound is what he shares and transmits to all that wish to receive this blessing. Bhagavan Das’s rare and sacred offering to this world is his singing open heart, heralding the Guru’s Grace through the vehicle of Sound.
Friday December 6th, 8pm - 11pm
Kirtan w/ Ladies Kirtan Crew
w/ Many Ladies from the Bhakti Tradition
We are hosting a sweet evening of devotional kirtan with a Ladies Kirtan Crew. We will focus our attention and heart to sing for the pleasure of Radha & Krishna.
The crew leading the kirtan will be women of bhakti from all over. Please come and engage your spirit in a night of singing and hearing the holy name. ALL PEOPLE are invited to attend and participate.
Friday November 7th 8:30pm - 10:30pm/11pm
Kirtan w/ “The Juggernauts” band of wild kirtaniyas Gaura Vani & The Mayapuris
Gaura Vani and The Mayapuris have joined forces to create THE JUGGERNAUTS! Who knows what they will come up with to blow our minds! It will be ecstatic sounds bringing nectar into our ears, the drum beats will change your inner compass, and you will feel your own sincerity singing the HOLY NAMES.
Check out this fun Video from a Mayapuris Kirtan at Yogamaya! Please JOIN US!
Friday May 10th, 8pm - 10pm
CD Release Kirtan Party: Ananda Rasa Kirtan w/ David Estes
Ananda Rasa Kirtan is led by David Estes who is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
This kirtan will celebrate the NYC release of his new album “Mulani- dub Kirtan” which brings together the Worlds of roots reggae and dub with kirtan. Traditional kirtan sung to original raga melodies is blended together with Indian and reggae/dub musical elements. The album features guest artists The Mayapuris, Prajna Vieira and Tahir Faridi Qawwal and was mixed in NYC by reggae/dub genius Michael Goldwasser (Dub Side of the Moon, Radiodread…. ).
Get your exclusive copy here! Join the party and get your chant on!
The Shakti energy and vibration of the kirtan is experienced powerfully in singing and chanting the divine Names in call and response with YOU! David will be joined by the NYC Ananda Rasa Kirtan crew.
Friday, June 6th 8:30pm- 10:30pm
“Why Govinda?” – Kirtan w/ Radha Govinda Crew
Radha Govinda Crew - Acyuta, Ananta, Gopal, Govinda, Keshav, Gauri Priya, Vasudev, Prema, & etc....
Ananta will speak about 20minutes on “WHY GOVINDA?”, sharing some of his realizations on Govinda and kirtan and giving some context for the practice. We will then JUST DO KIRTAN for a few hours.
Allow your ears to relish in the nectar of sweet voices, your mind to OPEN against the rhythmic clicks of Acyuta’s kartals (hand cymbals), your heart to BEAT & PULSE to the deep pounding of the MRIDUNGA drum…. On top of this, your entire being will be washed into the mood of BHAKTI, hearing why we are chanting, drinking in the potency of the HOLY NAME.
Sunday, October 26th: 7:30pm-9:30pm
KIRTAN w/ Jai Uttal
We welcome our favorite Jai Uttal to Yogamaya! Gaura Vani will be joining Jai for an ecstatic evening of Kirtan! Jai knows how to sneak into your soul and deliver a deep experience! Give yourself the treat of participating in Kirtan and chanting of the HOLY NAMES with love!
Jai Uttal is a pioneer in the world music community. His eclectic east meets-west sound has put his music at the forefront of the world fusion movement. Jai Uttal’s kirtan is made extra special because of the huge love in his heart & devotion to the Bhakti path.
Tickets WILL be available at the door!