Mike Cohen Kirtan at Boulder Community Sanctuary
Join us for a fun and inspiring evening of sacred chant! This Kirtan event will present original and highly accessible chants, connection with self/others/Divine and a beautiful community. Kirtan will open your heart, calm your mind, and free your soul!Kirtan (call and response sacred chanting) is fun and easy. No prior experience is required. You will love opening your heart with Mike Cohen and the Shakti Groove, featuring soulful vocalist Dawnia Dresser, funky drummer Ken Matarazzo and virtuoso cellist James Hoskins.WHAT: Kirtan w. Mike Cohen & The Shakti GrooveWHEN: Friday, February 22 from 7:30-9:30pm. Doors at 7pm.WHERE: Boulder Community Sanctuary. 1025 Rosewood Ave Boulder, CO 80304.TICKETS: $15 in advance, $20 day of event. Online registration link coming soon.ABOUT MIKE COHENMike Cohen , MA is founder of Kirtan Leader Institute. Since 2010 he has trained and apprenticed hundreds of aspiring and emerging Kirtan Leaders across the globe from total beginners to many he has guided to create/release Kirtan albums, play at festivals and tour nationally.A life-long musician with 16 years experience developing leaders, Mike created a proven methodology for training and apprenticing Kirtan Leaders based around five relevant domains for leading Kirtan: Musicianship, Leadership, Community Building, Entrepreneurship and Spirituality. Work within these 5 domains helps Kirtan Leaders build skill and confidence in serving others through the ancient/modern practice of sacred chant in the modern West.Mike has released three critically acclaimed albums, and in 2018 will release new music created with Grammy Award nominated producer Ben Leinbach (Jai Uttal, Krishna Das, Deva Premal). For over a decade, Mike has toured North America, offering accessible and potent Kirtan events in yoga studios, healing centers and at yoga/chant festivals. Mike lives in Boulder, CO where he spends 100% of his time sharing Kirtan and training Kirtan Leaders through his Kirtan Leader Institute.Learn more about Mike and his Kirtan Leader Institute at: www.MikeCohenKirtan.com.ABOUT THE SHAKTI GROOVEThe core members of The Shakti Groove include vocalist Dawnia Dresser, cellist James Hoskins and percussionist Ken Matarazzo. This group soft launched in 2017 and officially launched in 2018, playing twice per month across CO, teaching in the Kirtan Leader Institute and sharing their soulful Kirtan at Sedona Yoga Festival, Telluride Yoga Festival and Bhakti Fest. The core group frequently expands to include bassists Dango Rose and Brent Keucker, vocalists Amy Biondo and Michele Heaphy and other incredibly talented and open hearted musicians.