Shubalananda Saraswati (Larry Kopp) brings his spiritual music called Kirtan to The Buttonwood Tree. He has been performing this musical form of meditation and yoga for many years. Kirtan also includes ecstatic call-and-response, similar to gospel music. The band includes Ashley Flagg, a classically trained singer and expert harmonium player. Their kirtan is not only unique, but they rock! Based in Northampton, Mass., they lead kirtan at yoga centers around New England.
Joining them will be Middletown resident Kalidasa 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. March 5. By donation, $10 suggested.
The Buttonwood Tree, 605 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457
For more info: http://www.buttonwood.org/event/
(The next scheduled kirtan after this will be Wed April 2.)