BLUE SPIRIT PRESENTS LIVE FROM COSTA RICA:

Join Krishna Das, Deva Premal & Miten, Jai Uttal for a six-day online celebration of kirtan and mantra.

World-renowned musicians Krishna Das, Deva Premal & Miten and Jai Uttal, along with Aykanna, Visvambhar Sheth and Arjun Bruggeman, invite us to participate and share the gifts of sacred chant

Join us online for the daily sessions from anywhere in the world!

This event will be live-streamed with all musicians performing together at Blue Spirit in Costa Rica. Together we raise our vibration to bring in a more peaceful and harmonious New Year.

The perfect New Year gift for you & your beloved. Healing Mantras, Meditation, and Sacred Songs for the Holidays!

We hope to see you online!

 

EVENT SCHEDULE

Enjoy six full days with three daily sessions 90–120 minutes from January 2 – 7, 2022:

– Morning Stream 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM PST / 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST / 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

– Afternoon Stream 12 PM – 2 PM PST / 2 PM – 4 PM CST / 3 PM – 5 PM EST

– Evening Stream 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PST / 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM CST / 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM EST

*Please make sure to check your local time with timezone converter

 

PRICE

**The perfect New Year gift for you & your beloved**

Healing Mantras, Meditation, and Sacred Songs for the Holidays!

The price for the entire six-day online event is $108.

10% will be donated to a Costa Rican environmental organization (to be defined).

The replay of all sessions will remain available for one month.

 

MEET THE ARTISTS

Krishna Das

Layering traditional kirtan with instantly accessible melodies and modern instrumentation, Krishna Das has been called yoga’s “rock star.”

With a remarkably soulful voice that touches the deepest chord in even the most casual listener, Krishna Das ” known to friends, family, and fans as simply KD” has taken the call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the best-selling western chant artist of all time.

His album ‘Live Ananda’ (released January 2012) was nominated for a Grammy in the Best New Age album category.

“The chanting just hits you and you want to be a part of it,” KD promises. “That’s the point of this whole thing. That’s what cuts through all the ‘stuff’. You get lit up. You don’t have to know what it means.” – Krishna Das

 

 

Deva Premal & Miten

Grammy-nominated, endorsed by celebrities as varied as Cher and H.H. Dalai Lama, with 2 million album sales and over a million monthly Spotify listeners, Deva Premal and Miten are modern day spiritual nomads on a mission to share the medicine of Sanskrit mantras with the world.

As musicians, teachers and chant masters, they have been at the cutting edge of Sanskrit chanting for 25 years, enhancing the yoga practice and opening the hearts of millions.

Wherever music is utilised for meditation, stress relief, personal growth and conscious contemplation, you will find the names of Deva Premal and Miten.

The couple, who met in an Indian ashram in 1990, model spiritually conscious living, travelling the world sharing a continual outpouring of sacred music and positivity.

 

Jai Uttal

Jai Uttal, Grammy nominee, kirtan artist, and world music pioneer has been a leading influence in the Bhakti tradition for the past 50 years.

Jai considers devotion to be the core of his musical and spiritual life, and he whole-heartedly shares his passionate heart through his voice and songs. With call-and-response group chanting and storytelling, Jai Uttal creates a space of invocation, prayer, and heartfelt expression.

“These ancient chants,” says 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.” Jai has been leading Kirtans worldwide for close to 50 years, creating a safe environment for people to open their hearts and voices.

No previous experience is needed. This is an exploration and expression of the heart and the spirit

“Kirtan is the calling, the crying, the reaching across infinite space – digging into the heart’s deepest well to touch and be touched by the Divine Presence.”

 

 

INVITED ARTISTS

Aykanna

Aykanna is a husband and wife musical duo known for their soulful, percussion‐driven music and wisdom teachings. Stronger together, Sukhdev, billboard acclaimed musician and Grammy nominated percussionist Akah Jackson share their passions for healing through sound and soul.

 

 

Visvambhar Sheth

An internationally recognized kirtan-singer and inspirational speaker, Vish has shared his love for kirtan at well-known venues like BhaktiFest, Omega Institute, Wanderlust, and Beloved.

 

 

Arjun Brugemann

Arjun Bruggeman, world percussionist, drummer, composer and session recording artist, is highly acclaimed for his unique hybrid of East-meets-West rhythms. For the past 16 years, he’s toured with Krishna Das worldwide.

 

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Kirtan’s Brightest Stars Come Together to Chant For India

Top international Kirtan stars are coming together on Sunday, June 6th for an online event to raise funds for healthcare for the people of India, who are undergoing one of the most extreme crisis situations the globe has seen during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will bring together noted Grammy nominees Krishna Das, Deva Premal & Miten, Jai Uttal, Snatam Kaur, and Sopurkh Singh, and Manose to raise funds for urgent relief.

Funds raised by the event will go directly to Sri Ramakrishna Mission, which will fund equipment and other immediate needs of the twelve Andhra Medical College (AMC) hospitals. These government hospitals offer free healthcare, allowing for under-resourced communities to receive care. While registration for the event is free to ensure access for all, we encourage attendees to donate as generously as they can.



Meet the Artists



Layering traditional kirtan with instantly accessible melodies and modern instrumentation, Krishna Das has been called yoga’s “rock star.” With a remarkably soulful voice that touches the deepest chord in even the most casual listener, Krishna Das ” known to friends, family, and fans as simply KD ” has taken the call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the best-selling western chant artist of all time. His album ‘Live Ananda’ (released January 2012) was nominated for a Grammy in the Best New Age album category.

More at KrishnaDas.com


Grammy-nominated Deva Premal & Miten are modern nomads on a mission to share with humanity the medicine of mantra. With original chants that are used for meditation, yoga, stress management, massage, and sleep playlists worldwide, Deva Premal & Miten not only model spiritually conscious living but also share powerful tools for wellness, mindfulness, and personal growth.

Creating an alternative to contemporary music culture, Deva Premal & Miten additionally offer sacred global gatherings with a temple-like environment, where music is not an ego-driven performance, but rather, a portal to contemplation, inner peace, and heart-centered connection.

More at DevaPremalMiten.com


Through inspirational concerts, workshops, immersion courses, and retreats, the much-beloved devotional singer and Grammy-nominated recording artist Snatam Kaur shares the power of Sikh sacred mantras with all the world. Possessed of an incandescently luminous voice and a deep knowledge of Kundalini yoga, her concerts and events are joyous occasions and a source of solace for our troubled times.

Sopurkh Singh began studying yoga & meditation in 1997 and has been teaching for over 17 years as a KRI Certified Teacher. He has taught in retreats, workshops, and classes around the world.

More at SnatamKaur.com




Jai Uttal, Grammy-nominated sacred music composer, recording artist, 
multi-instrumentalist, and ecstatic vocalist, combines influences from India with influences from American rock and jazz, creating a stimulating and exotic multi-cultural fusion that is truly world spirit music.

Having traveled extensively in India, where he met many great saints and singers, Bhakti Yoga became his personal path. Jai has been leading, teaching, and performing kirtan around the world for close to 50 years, creating a safe environment for people to open their hearts and voices.

More at JaiUttal.com


Manose has released four solo CDs and is ever-more popular as a contributing artist for work by everyone from Deva Premal & Miten, and Grammy-nominated Jai Uttal to bluegrass great, Peter Rowan. He has also collaborated with the Chicago Children’s Choir, tabla maestro Swapan Chowdhury, John Densmore of the Doors, and The New Maihar Band, an ensemble created by Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.

He is a founding member of the classical raga group Sukarma, his music videos air regularly on Nepali TV, he performs annually in Nepal’s jazz festival where he has shared the stage with Australian maestro Don Burrows, and as a member of the nation’s most popular rock band, 1974AD, it has been his privilege to re-popularize his traditional flute in his country where he was the first to introduce it as a rock instrument.

More at ManoseMusic.com


A Labor of Love…

This benefit event is co-organized by Ashoka Nalamalapu, the founder of Swan Kirtan. Born and raised in India, Ashoka has been in the US since 1987 but maintains a close connection with his family in India, who have been directly impacted by the ravages of the pandemic. His cousin, who he grew up in the same household with is hospitalized and his mother and wife died of COVID-19 this week.

Ashoka notes, “I am so touched that the Kirtan and yoga community are stepping up for Mother India. I have never seen such devastation and suffering in the land of my birth and it’s truly imperative that anyone who has been touched by the Indian spirituality of Kirtan (chanting), yoga, dharma, and meditation offer what they can to help the country and people who brought these beautiful and meaningful spiritual practices to the world.”

Co-organizer BrightStar Live Events is pleased to be donating its ticketing, streaming, and promotion services for this meaningful relief effort. BrightStar’s hybrid offering of ticketing technology and social networking supports artists, authors, teachers, and event organizers who are dedicated to improving the lives of others. Additional supporters of the event include Livestream technical support donated by  The Share Wisdom Network, Ashoka’s non-profit organization Sadhana, and PR consultant Susan von Seggern.

Thursday, April 22
3:00 PM PDT (6:00 PM EDT)

Celebrate Earth Day’s 51st year with us!
Tune in and turn on your love for the planet with a virtual concert featuring performances by:

Jai Uttal
Manose
Mustard’s Retreat
John Gorka
Perla Batalla


The 90-minute concert has a suggested donation of $15 ($5 minimum). Proceeds benefit Riverkeeper.org.

With the indefinite postponement of Live Climate’s live concert events, Executive Producer Alisa Maynard was inspired to bring Earth Day’s anniversary to a digital format. Live Climate remains true to bringing the best Music with a Mission to our audiences near & far.

This is our home ~ we must all do our part for preservation and positive change.

We hope you’re able to catch the virtual event as scheduled. However, if you register, you’ll have on-demand access for 14 days.



Meet the Artists


Jai Uttal,
Grammy-nominated sacred music composer, recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, and ecstatic vocalist, combines influences from India with influences from American rock and jazz, creating a stimulating and exotic multi-cultural fusion that is truly world spirit music.

Having traveled extensively in India, where he met many great saints and singers, Bhakti Yoga became his personal path. Jai has been leading, teaching, and performing kirtan around the world for close to 50 years, creating a safe environment for people to open their hearts and voices.


Nepalese Indian flute (bansuri) maestro Manose has spent the past 10 years touring the world and recording chart-topping albums with Deva Premal and Miten. As well as collaborating with artists as diverse as Grammy-nominated Jai Uttal and bluegrass musician Peter Rowan, Manose has released multiple solo CDs, including Dyhana Aman: Meditation of No Mind.

Manose’s hometown, Boudha, Nepal, stands on the ancient route from the Himalayan mountains down into the Kathmandu valley. It was there that eight-year-old Manose fell in love with bamboo flute music when one night a breeze wafted its song through his bedroom window. Manose has since made a demanding study of Indian raga music, acquiring technical mastery and an astonishing ability to improvise.



Mustard’s Retreat has always sung the songs they enjoyed and cared about, regardless of the trends of the music industry and pop culture. They are committed to simply being themselves, not chasing fame or brass rings, while delighting in and connecting with their audiences as if they were family. The honesty of what they present onstage and the extensive body of outstanding original songs and recordings all contribute to a fiercely loyal audience that continues to grow. “Music to cure what ails you” was how one reviewer in the 1970s described them, and that is as true now as it was then.

They’ve traveled more than a million miles and performed more than 6,000 shows, from pig roasts and pool parties to Lincoln Center Out of Doors, The Barns at Wolftrap and the Kennedy’s Center’s Millennium Stage.



From New Jersey, John Gorka is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who got his start at a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania. Though small, Godfrey Daniels was and is one of the oldest and most venerable music institutions and has long been a hangout for music lovers and aspiring musicians. In the late 1970’s, John was was one of these aspiring musicians. Although his academic coursework at Moravian College lay in Philosophy and History, music began to offer paramount enticements. Soon he found himself living in the club’s basement and acting as resident MC and sound man, encountering legendary folk troubadours like Canadian singer-songwriter Stan Rogers, Eric Andersen, Tom Paxton and Claudia Schmidt. Their brand of folk-inspired acoustic music inspired him, and before long he was performing his own songs – mostly as an opener for visiting acts. Soon he started traveling to New York City, where Jack Hardy’s legendary Fast Folk circle (a breeding ground for many a major singer-songwriter) became a powerful source of education and encouragement. Folk meccas like Texas’ Kerrville Folk Festival (where he won the New Folk Award in 1984) and Boston followed, and his stunningly soulful baritone voice and original songwriting began turning heads. Those who had at one time inspired him – Suzanne Vega, Bill Morrissey, Nanci Griffith, Christine Lavin, Shawn Colvin – had become his peers.



Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Perla Batalla consistently earns critical acclaim for her unique voice and culture-merging compositions.  Formerly a Leonard Cohen backup singer, the Los Angeles born vocalist launched her solo career with Cohen’s encouragement. Since then she’s recorded seven albums, been featured in films and television, and taken her unique sound on tour in some of the most prestigious venues around the world. The L.A. times writes, “Batalla is comfortable in both English and Spanish, proud of her mestiza heritage, musically adventurous and always accompanied by impeccable performers…. above all, she is a born storyteller with a rambunctious sense of humor.” 

Nature Infused Acoustic Livestream Concert
Music to transform your emotions and quiet the mind.

Join Award-Winning Guitarist / Multi-Instrumentalist / Producer, Todd Boston for a heart-opening Livestream concert honoring the power of the new moon and the nature inside us all.  Todd creates an extraordinarily high-quality Livestream experience with virtuoso live looping performances, high-quality audio fidelity, inspiring stories with the experience of connection and community that transcends the typical online concert experience.

Todd discovered at a young age music’s powerful healing effects to transform emotions and to quiet the mind.  His deep love and connection to nature and meditation are integral aspects of his creative process and the sound he produces.

From the core belief that music is a powerful medicine for us all, Todd continues to share his sound with a global audience reaching people in major festivals, performing arts theaters as well as hospitals, wellness, and yoga centers.  His musical journey has led to collaborations with such esteemed artists as Will Ackerman (Windham Hill Records), Snatam Kaur, Peter Kater (Grammy-winning pianist), Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel), Silvia Nakkach (Grammy-nominated vocalist), David Darling (Grammy-winning cellist) and many others.

Listen to Todd Boston’s most recent album release – Hope (2021) – https://ffm.to/toddbostonhope

Visit webpage – ToddBoston.com

"Todd Boston is one of the best and most soulful guitarists drawing breath on the planet today.” Will Ackerman, Grammy Winning Guitarist, Founder Windham Hill Records

From fans of past online concerts:


"Absolutely incredible. You are such a genius. I can’t get over the ease at which you loop and play ALLLLLL the instruments. Genius." – Mia Pixley


"Such immense talent you have, Todd Boston. Thank you for bringing the intense focus and creative energies that each piece of music required… as if you were 5 musicians in one, all playing together, so that we could hear the wholeness of your vision for each song on your album." – Patrice


"Just beautiful… You offer such deeply soothing space and sound… your heart is woven throughout… so clear… so sweet" – Lynn
 


"That was so much more than I had imagined it could be – your words and music together make a powerful prayer. Thank-you." – Rusty

 



Manose’s hometown, Boudha, Nepal, stands on the ancient route leading from the Himalayan mountains down into the Kathmandu valley.

It is just upriver from Nepal’s most holy Hindu temple, and is home itself to an important Buddhist shrine. An influx of Tibetan refugees who congregated around the great Boudhanath shrine, and the outward growth of Kathmandu city has created there a nexus where everyone from religious pilgrims, to enclaves of traders, and Western adventurers converged to meet, mingle, haggle, and gawk. It is dusty and colourful, a Babylon of languages and traditions.

Here eight-year-old Manose fell in love with the bamboo flute one night when a fortuitous breeze wafted its song through his bedroom window.

Manose’s real relationship with music began when Manose heard about an old man who played the shenai. That man, Madan Dev Bhatta, a disciple of Ustad Bishmillah Khan, initiated Manose into the study of classical raga music, often known as North Indian classical music.

From the demanding study of raga music, Manose has acquired technical mastery and an astonishing ability to improvise. At the same time, we find him wonderfully free to draw inspiration from wherever he finds it, be it the swaying sweetness of a samba, or the lightening fast lines of Celtic masters.

When asked what or who has had the greatest musical influence on his playing, he thinks for a moment and says “this very moment of existence and silence”.

Manose has released four solo CDs and is ever-more popular as a contributing artist for work by everyone from Deva Premal & Miten, and Grammy-nominated Jai Uttal to bluegrass great, Peter Rowan. He has also collaborated with the Chicago Children’s Choir, tabla maestro Swapan Chowdhury, John Densmore of the Doors, and The New Maihar Band, an ensemble created by Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.

Even while living in the United States, he still manages to be a vital part of the music scene back home.

He is a founding member of the classical raga group Sukarma, his music videos air regularly on Nepali TV, he performs annually in Nepal’s jazz festival where he has shared the stage with Australian maestro Don Burrows, and as a member of the nation’s most popular rock band, 1974AD, it has been his privilege to re-popularize his traditional flute in his country where he was the first to introduce it as a rock instrument.

Manose has toured all over the world it is his ongoing pleasure to be Nepal’s musical ambassador to the world. More at ManoseMusic.com

 

Mixing original compositions with inspired improvisations, RCNQ features R. Carlos Nakai on Native American flutes, concert flute, trumpet and voice; Will Clipman on drums, pan-global percussion and voice; AmoChip Dabney on saxophones, keyboards and voice; and Johnny Walker on bass and voice. The music of RCNQ spans the sonic spectrum from quietly contemplative to highly combustible and from soothingly meditative to irresistibly danceable, always delivered with an impeccable blend of rhythm, melody and harmony and a positive vibration.  
R. Carlos Nakai’s flowing flute melodies are enhanced by the restlessly creative imagination of saxophonist-keyboardist AmoChip Dabney and anchored by the nimble rhythms of ethno-world drummer Will Clipman and bassist Johnny Walker. Irresistible global-ethnic-fusion grooves propel the signature sound of Nakai’s Native American flute into newly explored sonic territory.