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Kirtan with Dave Stringer: November 9th

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Kirtan with Dave Stringer: November 9th

Time: November 9, 2012 from 7:30pm to 11pm
Location: Presence Studio
Street: 1412 Cornwall Ave
City/Town: Bellingham
Website or Map: http://goo.gl/maps/4zncB
Event Type: international, artist/folk-gospel-jazz, music/kirtan
Organized By: Jenni Clara
Latest Activity: Nov 6, 2012

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Getting to "Know" STRINGER:
Dave Stringer has been widely profiled all over the world as one of the most innovative artists of the new Kirtan movement. Stringer’s sound marries the transcendent mysticism of traditional Indian instruments with the exuberant, groove-oriented sound of American gospel and funk. He is regarded as one of the most gifted and innovative artists of the new American Kirtan movement. He is an engaging speaker with an unorthodox perspective, a wry sense of humor and has a special ability for making the Sanskrit chants come alive, inspiring people to sing and making Kirtan accessible to all.

Check out Dave's Flight School to learn more about
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tpPCfMCePkc

Buy tickets for NOVEMBER 9th: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/277858 or at the Bellingham Food Coops for $20, $25 @ the door and $15 with current student ID.

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More about Kirtan:

"Kirtan is a folk musical form that arose from the devotional Bhakti yoga movement of 15th century India. The primary musical feature of kirtan is the use of call and response, a figure that also deeply informs Western bluegrass, gospel music and jazz. The form is simple: a lead group calls out the melodies and the mantras. The crowd responds, clapping and dancing as the rhythms build and accelerate.
The intention of Kirtan is consciousness-transformative, directing the singers to vanish into the song as drops merge into the ocean. Sanskrit is the mother tongue of many modern languages, and a kind of periodic table of elemental sound meaning. The mantras are primarily recitations of names given to the divine. But perhaps the true understanding of the mantras can be found in the sense of unity, well-being and timelessness that they elicit. The mantras quiet the mind, and the music frees the heart. Ecstasy is both the process and the product.
The Bhaktis wrote ecstatic love poems, and went around singing all the time. They saw the expression and form of the divine in every direction they looked. Their message was simple: Cultivate joy. See the divine in one another." ~source unknown

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Comment by Heather K on November 6, 2012 at 12:03pm

Presence Studeo http://presence-studio.com/ continues to offer community space for many different events!  Thank you Jenny!  Thank you JC Spicer for posting this interactive musical event!

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