Mike Cohen Kirtan at The StarHouse
Join us for an evening of ecstatic chant held in an authentic sacred temple!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: Saturday, October 5 from 7:30-10pm. Doors at 7pm.WHERE: The StarHouse, 3476 Sunshine Canyon Dr, Boulder, Colorado 80302. On web at https://thestarhouse.netTICKETS: $15 in advance, $20 day of event. Online registration link coming soon.DIRECTIONS TO THE STARHOUSE* The StarHouse is located 3.5 miles west of Boulder up Sunshine Canyon.* From 4th Street and Mapleton Avenue in Boulder, drive west on Mapleton Avenue (which turns into “Sunshine Canyon”) about 3.5 miles.* Turn right at the sign that reads “3476” and head up the driveway. Parking is clearly marked at the *top* of the hill.* After parking, walk down the other side of the hill, towards the StarHouse, which you’ll soon see through the trees. Please wear shoes appropriate for a short walk through a forest (you’ll be taking them off once inside the StarHouse), and bring a flashlight to help.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.