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 and is joined by Ashley Flagg, a classically trained singer and expert harmonium player and Kalidasa Joseph Getter, on flute and percussion.
Kirtan also includes a musical aspect, similar to our own American gospel music. It involves singing and chanting; participants are invited to sit on the carpet. Shubalananda 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.