Let's get the new year started joining our vibrations and voices in sacred song. Open Heart Kirtan is a coming together. We will sing together and in call & response style in order to drop our fears and open ourselves to one another and our higher purpose.
No experience needed, ALL are welcome.
I am excited to be joined by master tabla player Daniel Paul and other local musicians. I invite you all to come and raise your voice in love and devotion, as we collectively set intentions for the new year.
Kavita Kat Macmillan - harmoinum & vocals
Daniel Paul - tabla & vocals
Samantha Keller - response vocals + other musician TBD
and YOU! Come out and support bhakti music with your presence and voice.
@ Shanti Om Yoga 7334 N Chicago Ave, Portland, OR
$10-$20 suggested donation / no one turned away. A portion of the proceeds supports 'Families for Children Orphanage' in Comibatore, India.
About Daniel Paul:
is an India Fulbright Award winning tabla drummer and graduate of the Ali Akbar College of Music who for more than two decades has been on the front lines of the international kirtan chanting movement as a singing tabla drummer to many of today’s top kirtan singers. From his long association accompanying Grammy nominee Jai Uttal and the exotic global vocalist Gina Salá, Daniel has also toured South America backing the soft prayers of Snatam Kaur and throughout North America contributing to the rocking chants of Dave Stringer and the Guru Ganesha Band.
Daniel has also maintained a varied eclectic career from music director for the Off-Broadway play "Ghashiram Kotwal" to decades of informal kirtan in the jungles and beaches of Maui. From Carnegie Hall to the Waikiki Bandshell, in a cave under old Jerusalem, to the temples and all night music festivals of India. Whether through kirtan, classical sitar and sarod, Kathak dance and bansuri flute recitals or his "Drumming For Everyone" workshops, Daniel continues to introduce new audiences to the magic of the tabla drums around the world.