Kirtan with Narayani, Amah Devi, and friends
Join local Narayani (Noelle Whittington), E-RYT500 and Asheville Yoga teacher and musician Amah Devi and their amazing band for a night of music called Kirtan. This is not a performance, but an opportunity to co-create with a group meditation of call-and response chanting. Feel free to just enjoy without singing, and enjoy in any way you like.
Type of Event
In the side building at McKay Healing Arts
Friday, March 17, 7-9pm: Kirtan with Narayani, Amah Devi, Stephen Bellm, Kim Henry, and Perry Smith.
$10 suggested love donation, donate what you can.
Join us in a musical celebration of an interactive music meditation called Kirtan. The word Kirtan means "to glorify", and traditionally the ancient, sacred practice of Bhakti (devotion) Yoga was used as a form of worship by singing the divine names in a call and response fashion. In our modern society, Kirtan has evolved into the World music genre with many different interpretations, calling upon many different spiritual traditions and many styles of music. No experience or a "singing voice" is necessary. You'll be invited to listen and enjoy, or sing your heart out as you like! All are welcome to experience this powerful form of sound meditation in your own way. Narayani is a sacred music artist from Wilmington, NC who frequently accompanies other recording artists, and is currently recording her own album.
Listen to Narayani on Soundcloud:
view this short video from a live Kirtan:
Meet Amah Devi:
Amah Devi is a staple in the Asheville, NC Bhakti Yoga community. She combines musical presence with an uncanny ability to connect with the heart of her students and musical companions. With a background in classical piano and West African Drumming,
her chanting style expresses a diverse range of engaging flavors. Amah Devi’s passion for the Divine names drives her ability to bring together a room full of chanting and dancing yogis, losing themselves in expression of pure bliss. She tends and nurtures her garden of LOVE by teaching yoga asana, organizing regular
kirtans, and by teaching others to incorporate chanting and playing the harmonium into their daily practice.