Jai Uttal

| September 25, 2013

Two events!

Saturday, Nov. 9

Grammy-nominated Jai Uttal is a pioneer in the world music community with his eclectic “East meets West” sound. A childhood in New York City’s music scene gave way to studies with the legendary musician Ravi Shankar and pilgrimages to India, singing ancient call-and-response kirtan in the temples of the revered saint Neem Karoli Baba. He now makes music to unite hearts and cultures and bring peace. Originating in devotional Bhakti yoga, his concerts of kirtan create spiritual connection and compassionate community for young and old. His recordings include “Queen of Hearts,” “Kirtan Kids,” “Shiva Station” and “Mondo Rama.”

Kirtan Kids Songs and Stories with Jai Uttal at 2 p.m.

This is Jai Uttal’s invitation for young children and parents to sing, laugh, dance and celebrate life together. This mix of such playful stories as the Elephant, the Monkey and the Little Butter Thief and simple, back-and-forth chants in Sanskrit and English will open our hearts to the mysteries, miracles and love that surround us.

Produced by Grace Productions and Willow Street Yoga in partnership with Circle Yoga, Lil Omm Yoga and the Oneness-Family School to nourish the well-being of young children and their families.

Location: Willow Street Yoga at 8561 Fenton St., second floor, Silver Spring, Md. (Free parking in Silver Spring garages on weekends.)

Tickets: One child + adult $20 / One child + two adults $30 / Each additional child $5 / One adult $20 / Kids and Evening Kirtan combo $40

Purchase online or by phone at 1-800-838-3006

Kirtan! Evening of Ecstatic Chant with Jai Uttal, Gaura Vani & Friends at 7:30 p.m.

This event led by Jai Uttal is a collaboration with Gaura Vani and other virtuosic kirtan musicians. Expect your spirit to be lifted and inspire you to dance and sing with the performers. This sacred music form is for all people: There are no experts, no beginners, and the practice itself guides us home to ourselves and into a sense of divine presence or simply: joy.

Though hailing from the DC area, Gaura Vani began learning sacred music as a child in a temple school in Vrindavan, India. Chanting ancient prayers in Sanskrit and Bengali and playing harmonium and mrdanga, he now shares the magic he received there with audiences around the world.

Produced by Grace Productions in partnership with Oneness-Family School and cosponsors Willow Street Yoga, Circle Yoga, Lil Omm Yoga, Beloved Yoga and Flow Yoga Center.

Location: Sanctuary of St. John’s Episcopal Church Norwood/Oneness-Family School, 6701 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, Md. (10 minute walk south from Bethesda Metro, Red Line)

Tickets: Advance $25 / At the door $30 / Kids 8 and under free / 9–17 years of age $10 / Group of four $18.75 per person / Kids and Evening Kirtan combo $40

Purchase online or by phone at 1-800-838-3006

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