One of New England's newest devotional music groups, Heart Centered Kirtan is an eclectic collection of Pioneer Valley, MA, folks dedicated to offering an accessible pathway into the mysteries of the heart. In our modern adaptation of this traditional practice, we weave Sanskrit and Buddhist mantras into our own original blend of rock, folk, blues, and reggae. The band is wallah Libby Volckening (harmonium/vox) with James Robinson (guitar/vox), Thomas Matherly (bass), and Amanda Turk (percussion).
Kirtan is a meditative and energizing practice of devotional call-and-response singing. The repetition of the phrases combined with the back-and-forth nature of this group song relaxes body and mind, creates connection, and fosters an awareness of something greater than one's individual self.
Everyone is welcome, including beginners and kids of all ages. Come sing, dance, or just listen -- and let the music clear your mind and soothe your heart.
> Saturday Feb 16 @ 7:30 - 9 pm
... Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness, 22 North St., Suite 301, Pittsfield, MA
> Tuesday Feb 19 @ 8 - 10 pm
... Contact Kirtan/ABCD Contact Improv Dance Jam
... Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman Street, Greenfield, MA
> Second Fridays @ 7:30 - 9 pm (Feb 8, Mar 8, Apr 12, etc.)