Kirtan with Shubalananda
Shubalananda Saraswati (Larry Kopp) is bringing his spiritual musical performance called kirtan to The Buttonwood Tree. He has been performing kirtan, a form of yoga, for many years. Kirtan also includes a musical aspect, similar to our own American gospel music. He has pioneered the practice through his magazine “Time & Space, a Kirtan Journal” and his book, Kirtan Wallah. Both the practice and his band have become extremely popular.
His band includes Ashley Flagg, a classically trained singer and expert harmonium player, Anna Sobel, one of the most outstanding American female tabla artists, and Bob, an excellent bass player. Their kirtan is not only unique, but they rock! They are based in Northampton, MA, and travel up and down the coast leading kirtan at yoga centers five nights a week, from Portland ME to NYC to Boston and beyond. http://www.shubalananda.com/
Ashley Flagg is a 200- hour certified yoga teacher, musician singer and artist. She has been playing harmonium and singing with Shubal since winter 2008, and supports and colors kirtan with the divine light of Sarveshwari, the smashan Mother. Her voice lifts the bhava to celestial heights.
$10 suggested donation