Shanti Shivani's kirtan events are quite unique, because she not not only leads call-and-response chanting, but also sings an Indian classical raga (musical mode) in Dhrupad style to set up a sacred space which allows the listener to let go of the chattering mind and transports them beyond their everyday reality to experience Oneness with the Divine..
Shanti Shivani has two tamburas, the celestial sounding drone instruments of Indian classical music, accompaning her as well as tablas (North Indian drums) or a pakhawaj ( horizontal double-headed drum) and depending on where she is performing, uses a guitar, violin, cello or hammered dulcimer played by local musician friends. Usually one or two back-up vocalists and cymbal players join in as well. The more musicians, the more ecstasy!
No experience necessary to participate.The chants are simple to learn and repetitive.
What: Live Kirtan with Shanti Shivani
Where: Casa Luz, Boca Del Rio 75
When: Wednesday Dec 7th, 7:30PM
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