TOPIC: THE BHAGAVAD GITA
VIRTUAL KIRTAN WORKSHOP
A 2-Part Workshop: Kirtan, Ragas & Pastimes with Sri & Joakin of Krishna Kirtan Music
Wednesdays, January 31st & February 21st | 7:00 PM *classes run 90-120 minutes each
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE
Develop Your Ability to Lead Kirtan, or Simply Deepen Your Bhakti Practice
Join us for this 2-part virtual workshop series that is held on a rotating bi-monthly basis. Classes are held on Zoom and are approximately 90-120 minutes each. There is also a new subject for each workshop series so you continue learning and exploring!
Even though this kirtan workshop is online, Sri & Joakin have ensured you get the best experience with excellent sound quality. A dedicated camera is on the harmonium keyboard throughout the workshop for those who wish to play along. This is incredibly valuable for serious students wanting to learn Bhakti Yoga.
A digital copy of class curriculum is emailed upon registration.
A DEEP DIVE INTO BHAKTI
Learn new kirtans, mantras and melodies with topics inspired by the Hindu lunar calendar.
Deep dive into classical North Indian ragas with music notation and talas.
Learn about Ganga Devi, Ramachandra, Hanumana, Shiva, Krishna, Yamuna Devi and many other Divine Devas and Devis who are the subjects of our kirtans.
WORKSHOP BREAKDOWNMEET YOUR FACILITATORS
SRI KESHAVA DASI OF KRISHNA KIRTAN MUSIC
Bhakti Yogi, Musician, Producer, DJ, Hindustani, Vocalist, Classical Indian Dancer
Sri Keshava is a student of bhakti yoga under the guidance of her diksha guru H.D.Goswami, Harvard Ph.D. in Sanskrit & Indian Studies. Her Khayal and North Indian Classical Music studies began with renowned singer Tulika Gosh whose extended family contains numerous classical Indian music legends. She further studied and owes most gratitude to her Khayal / Hindustani guru Sanjukta Dasgupta cofounder of Raga Ragini School of Music, herself a student of the late Shri Durgesh Mishra of the Benares Gharana. It is here that Sri began a lifelong appreciation and study of Ragas and Raginis and how they contribute 'rasa' or taste/emotion to our spiritual kirtan practice. Sri is studied in Odissi dance with guru Nandita Behera of Odissi Dance Circle, and Mohiniyattam with guru Radha Carmen. These days Sri combines abhinaya and pure dance from both regional styles to add to her live mantra DJ sets, as well as dances pure dance items at Temple events. Previously Sri was singer and guitarist in razor pop-punk band Baby Gopal with a brief stint as second guitarist and backing vox in hardcore punk band Shelter. Her passion is devotional music and dance in its many forms. Her conch blowing is your call to the kirtan!
JOAKIN ESKESAN OF KRISHNA KIRTAN MUSIC
Musician, World Percussionist, Music Producer & DJ
Joakin is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, Boston, majoring in percussion and music production. Joakin brings his love of percussion and melodies into raga-based kirtans as well as playing live percussion during Global Party People mantra DJ sets with cowbell, bongos, pandero, kit and mrdanga employing rhythms from around the world. His love of kirtan began upon hearing great kirtaniyas and studying their intricate percussion talas and rhythms.
KRISHNA KIRTAN MUSIC
Sri & Joakin's unique approach is the marrying of the classical ragas with kirtan and pastimes, to provide a comprehensive overview of bhakti topics and Divine personalities. Together they live and breathe mantra music with their projects Krishna Kirtan Music (acoustic) & Global Party People DJs & Kirtaneers (electronic). They have performed across the USA, the Americas, Europe and Australia, and of course with the beloved Yogalution community in Long Beach, California.
Their online format class format allows them to travel for their live events and maintain regular kirtan classes monthly. They run classes in two time zones, so if you are traveling to Asia or Europe, you don't have to miss your kirtan workshop!
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