Monday, August 12, 2013

Kirtan by Shubalananda at The Buttonwood Tree, 7:30pm Wed Aug 14

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. His band includes Ashley Flagg, a classically trained singer and expert harmonium 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.

Joining them will be Middletown resident Joseph Getter, on bamboo flutes and hand percussion. He is a long-time student, performer and teacher of Indian classical music, and a regular member of Shubalananda's kirtan and blues bands. 

Kirtan by Shubalananda. 730pm, Wed Aug 14.
The Buttonwood Tree, 605 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457 For more info: 
By donation, $10 suggested. The next scheduled kirtan is Wed Sept 4. 

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