Ecstatic Kirtan with Jai Uttal

  • Saturday, August 21, 2021
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Subud California At Sonoma, Sebastopol, CA
Ecstatic Kirtan with Jai Uttal
Ecstatic Chanting with Jai Uttal & Friends
PeaceWave, World Sacred Music and Sirens presents a special evening of Kirtan with world-renowned, grammy-nominated artist Jai Uttal on August 21, 2021, Outside at Subud Hall Garden Stage in Sebastopol. Performing with Jai Uttal is Prajna Vieira, Lakshmi Delsesto, and Ben Leinbach. Prajna is a  creative and original singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist performing vocals,  and harmonium.
Kirtan is part of an ancient form of yoga known as bhakti, or the yoga of devotion. It is the practice of singing the many names of the Divine. This practice of calling to the divine creates a bridge between the individual and the eternal, opening the heart and welcoming the spirit. Sometimes soft and meditative and sometimes loud and wildly rhythmic, Kirtan takes the participant on a deep emotional and musical journey through our mostly unexplored inner world. With solo performance and call-and-response group chanting, Jai creates a space of invocation, prayer, and heartfelt expression.
Jai Uttal is a pioneer in the world music community. His eclectic sound has put his music at the forefront of the world fusion movement. Jai’s musical roots embrace a rich variety of cultures and traditions that span the globe and the centuries. From the music of the Appalachian Mountains to the passionate strains of Bengali street singers, Jai’s music distills the essence of diverse musical forms. Don’t miss this chance to chant and dance with one of the world-leading artists!
Jai has been leading Kirtans worldwide for over thirty years. "These ancient chants," writes Jai "contain a transformative power and healing energy. By singing these prayers we join a stream of consciousness and devotion that has been flowing for centuries.
Kirtan is the Calling, the reaching across infinite space, digging into the hearts deepest well to touch and be touched by the divine presence Jai Uttal
"Jai Uttal is the foremost artist merging traditional Indian music and jazz… a master who is synthesizing some important and exciting music." –
Los Angeles Reader
No previous experience is needed. This is an exploration of the heart,  independent of vocal or musical technique.
August 21, 2021
Outside Subud Hall Garden Stage
234 Hutchins Sebastopol 95472
7:30PM-9:30pm, doors open 7:00
$20 advance, $25 at door
Advance tickets at Milk & Honey
123 Main street Sebastopol
707 824-1155
buy tickets online


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