One of the few Bhakti Yoga - Musical Groups in the Tampa Bay Area,
"KIRTAN MUSIC" -- has been generating
Good Vibes & Sacred
Sounds locally for
more than five years.
Through presentation of Ancient Sanskrit Mantras, Original Songs, & Sacred Chants from World Traditions such Hindu-Vedic, Tibetan, Sikh, Sufi or even Native American... "KIRTAN MUSIC" led by Suzanne Alvarez... is sure to help engender an experience of renewed Love & Communion with the Divine!
Through the medium of sung mantras, ( in which everyone is encouraged to participate) we invite you to join us at a KIRTAN MUSIC event so you too can experience for yourself the beauty and power of this timeless tradition of devotion to God through the medium of musical expression.
"KIRTAN MUSIC" brings to life the Ancient Tradition of Bhakti Yoga, [ in which people come together to sing mantras in devotion to GOD].
"KIRTAN" is a Sanskrit word which means to repeat ( as in repeating the names of God) and implies a celebratory experience. As a musical performing entity -"KIRTAN MUSIC" consists of: Singer/ Songwriter/- Suzanne Alvarez on Harmonium, along with either Shakuntala on percussion or Ellie Daultonon guitar or mandolin.
KIRTAN denotes a session of devotional chanting ( meaning: sung mantras). The chants we lead consist primarily of traditional Sanskrit mantras evolved from the ancient Bhakti devotional tradition of India. The mantras are sung in Sanskrit, (which everyone can easily follow), or in English. We also occasionally include sacred chants and songs from the Native American & Middle Eastern traditions as well as Sanskrit mantras set to original melodies. These traditional and original musical chants and mantras are truly beautiful & powerful! Capable of opening the inner door of the Heart, sincere participation can lead to an experiencing of core connection- and direct communion with Spirit (in any religion. )The result is Peace within and without.
The lead instrument of a kirtan is the harmonium, which was introduced to India in
the 18th century by the British, in the form of a portable pedal operated pump
organ. Although the Indian people eventually threw the British out of their country,
they kept the harmonium because it resonated perfectly with their Sanskrit chants,
and adapted the harmonium into the instrument you see today. This instrument is
actually a mini-keyboard whose ongoing tone is propelled by a bellows which is
activated by the hand that is not playing melody or chords on the keys.
Its continuous drone sound, especially when accompanied by guitar,
mandolin, or drum, can be uniquely hypnotic and thur conducive to the the peaceful state of Bliss that is the goal of a kirtan session.
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MUSIC PLAYING ON THE WEBSITE :
CURRENT K I R T A N SCHEDULE
Suzanne's CURRENT KIRTAN SCHEDULE
*To all events: Bring a Yoga Mat and “Cush for your Tush” to sit on the floor. Chairs provided.
[2nd SUNDAYof each Month]
SUNDAY- August 10, 2014
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
SACRED LANDS, St. Pete, FL
For More Information:
1620 Park Street North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33710-4348
For Parking use:
1700 Park St N
St Petersburg, FL 33710
(Chant & Sing Mantra- Bhakti Yoga Style)
Featuring:Suzanne Alvarez on Harmonium
Be sure to S C R O L L ALL the way down!
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KIRTAN Mantra Lyrics on PDF below:
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N A M A S T E
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See you soon!
Photo of Suzanne playing the Harmonium
Photo credit: Vonhenry.com
Please contact Suzanne if you are interested in scheduling a KIRTAN
EVENT at your Yoga Studio, Church or other Venue. Suzanne can be
reached by calling (813) 785-7993 or by email at:
If you have any comments or requests, or wish to be added to our
email list, please fill out the form on the contact page & send it to us.
H A R M O N I U M HANDBOOK
Click on Harmonium
N A M A S T E
Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha
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NEVER GIVE UP ON
THE POWER OF
SINGLE HUMAN VOICE
to change the World
LISTEN TO: Susan Boyle - Singer - Britains Got Talent 2009
TRANSITIONS TO A HEART CENTERED WORLD
free book excerpt online!
Click on Heart