it seems that since i haven't had the time to compile this month's list of events (with only two days left in the month!), the best thing for me to do at this point is to post upcoming events as i catch wind of them...
~~ since i just got back from a yoga class at cloud nine yoga in huntington beach with erika faith calig featuring music by girish on harmonium and dave allen on percussion, i'll start with girish's upcoming local tour dates:
Monday April 27, 7:30pm Yoga with Erika Faith Calig, Live Music throughout class with Girish Cloud Nine Yoga 18351 Beach Blvd Ste H, Huntington Beach Tickets are $10 in addition to normal class price and can be purchased at Cloud Nine Yoga or online at www.spiritvoyage.com
Saturday May 23, 6pm Yoga with Robin Ramirez, Live Music with Girish Inner Power Yoga 22233 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Inner Power Yoga or online at www.Spiritvoyage.com
Saturday July 25, 6pm Yoga with Robin Ramirez, Live music with Girish Inner Power Yoga 22233 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Inner Power Yoga or online at www.Spiritvoyage.com
~~ these donation-basis jam sessions feature dave stringer, denise kaufman, and a collection of musicians; they need to be experienced to be understood because they're unlike any other chant event you've ever been to:
Radiance Sutra Jam with Dave Stringer and Denise Kaufman Wednesday, April 29, 8:00 PM Wednesday, May 27, 8:00 PM Shaktis Elements 717 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA
The Sutras are a modern translation of the Vijnana Bhairava, a classic tantric text. My friend Lorin Roche has dedicated the last 20 years to bringing them forth, and the language is in credibly vibrant. Denise Kaufman and I began encouraging people to get up and read them over improvised grooves at a yoga retreat in Mexico last November.
The results have been wildly ecstatic, evoking beat poetry, rap and psychedelia simultaneously, with music to match. Every time we've done this it has been a surprising and joyous experience. ~ Dave Stringer
~~ this kirtan celebrates the release of jai uttal's latest album, thunder road:
Jai Uttal is a pioneer in the world music community. His eclectic east meets-west sound has put his music at the forefront of the world fusion movement. "Thunder Love" is his first album since his Grammy nominated "Mondo Rama".
This album has a vast musical sound, with Indian devotional music and Sanskrit mantras sublimely integrated with English lyrics and driving Brazilian rhythms.
~~ and this is from a flyer i recently picked up at exhale venice. strangely enough, i can't seem to find it posted anywhere online:
mellow flow with live music ~ level 2/3 with ashley turner + kyra haglund fridays, 6:00pm - 7:30pm Exhale Center for Sacred Movement 245 South Main Street, Venice, CA
Deepen your yoga with the power of Nada Yoga - the art and science of transformation through sound and tone! Join us every Friday night and melt into the weekend with a mellow flow accompanied by acclaimed guest musicians. Take your practice to another dimension.
April 17: Ashley Turner + Masood Ali Khan April 24: Kyra Haglund + DJ Drez May 1: Kyra Haglund + Joel Long May 8: Ashley Turner + Chris Murphy May 15: Kyra Haglund + Masood Ali Khan May 22: Kyra Haglund + Marla Leigh May 29: Ashley Turner + Masood Ali Khan June 5: Kyra Haglund + Joel Long June 12: Kyra Haglund + Chris Murphy June 19: Ashley Turner + Masood Ali Khan June 26: Ashley Turner + DJ Drez