Kirtan with Love, Light & Harmony is an enchanting elixir of ancient Sanskrit mantra steeped in modern folk melodies and expressive harmonies. Gabe Wilson forges a rhythmic crucible with tabla and drums within which Penny Paiser-Wilson weaves guitar, harmonium and woodwinds. LL&H's alchemy creates a sacred space for everyone to purify their soul’s unique potion.
Love, Light & Harmony’s debut album “The Dance of Life” assays the Lila - the divine play of our lives. Within the mercurial nature of our physical existence, the recording offers mantras bringing us to our truest essence.
On their forthcoming album, “Letting Go,” the goddess Kali calcines motifs from the first album, empowering the listener to sift through the residual ash and pyrite of their own personal experiences in order to reveal the karats of gold already within them.
During the pandemic, Love, Light & Harmony has been leading virtual kirtans on Facebook. We're hoping to return to regular live events soon. Please check our calendar and our fb event page for more information.
What is Kirtan?
Kirtan is a very simple and powerful way to meditate. It’s effortless and joyful; the music does the work for you as you flow with the melody and rhythm. The performers & the concert-goers create the experience together. You can sing, dance, play shakers, sit and listen...anyway that you feel moved to partake in it. While singing is the heart of kirtan, no one cares what you sound like. In fact, the practice of kirtan is meant to connect you with your own unique voice. At a kirtan concert all voices merge together to become One Voice.
Most chants are sung in Sanskrit or English. The ancient chants contain powerful renewing and transformative energy that helps us find balance and reconnect with the Divinity that resides within all of us. Kirtan is NOT a religion but a way of finding our way back to the core of our being and our connection to each other.
Kirtan began in India centuries ago. In the last twenty five years, it has become a phenomenon across the United States, and has transformed musically to appeal to the ears of American audiences.
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