Kirtan & Social Justice, Vocal Workshop/Singing
Kirtan Soul Revival (KSR) is New York City’s funkiest devotional mantra music experience. Since 2011 they have been fusing traditional Sanskrit mantras, original music, and music from around the world to create a unique, dynamic sound that merges guitar-driven funk, rock, gospel, rhythm and blues, world grooves, and chants. Soul-stirring vocals and three part harmony add fullness and depth to their sound. Calia Marshall, Helen Styring Tocci, Todd Keller, and drummer, Terrence Pompey, are all longtime yoga practitioners and musicians. They have created a singular sound in the growing genre of mantra music. KSR brings the connecting power of harmony and a fusion of Eastern and Western sounds to a public craving more positivity, love and community in its music and life.
KSR has led kirtans, workshops and yoga classes in and around New York City (including Integral Yoga Institute, Jivamukti Yoga and Laughing Lotus Yoga Center). With many successful tours on the East and West coasts, they have played numerous times at Kripalu and Omega Institute and at festivals such as Wanderlust, BhaktiFest, Unifier Festival, Hamptons Yoga Fest, Philly Shakti Fest, Ahimsa Yoga & Music Festival, VerMantra, and Berwick Yoga Festival in Nova Scotia. They have recorded with Krishna Das, The Hanumen, John de Kadt, Prema Hara, Saul David Raye and Devadas.
Check out Kirtan Soul Revival on:
1. Mantra Music Concert, 2. Divine Harmony: Singing & Social Justice
Mantra Music Concert
Sing, dance, and revive your soul with an evening of healing call and response chanting, funky devotional music, and heart-felt sacred song. Through KSR’s simple presentation, even non-singers can easily experience the joy of being surrounded by harmony in a space that encourages improvisation and exploration. Join us for a heart-opening, uplifting celebration of life!
Divine Harmony: Singing & Social Justice
Bhakti yoga has the potential to create deep transformation, both inside of ourselves and in the world around us. This practice can help us to love ourselves and to love one another as we recognize sameness and difference, shadow and light. In this workshop we will use chanting, discussion and journaling to release judgement of ourselves and others, to explore ways to open our voices and sing in harmony, and to find our individual voice inside of the collective voice. When we sing from the heart we open to our divine potential. We tune our voices and hearts to that which is sacred, so we may use our voices as a tool for empowerment and social change.