Santa Cruz & Soquel, CA February 4, 7-10pm Shakti Music Festival Featuring Girish, David Newman (Durga Das), & Mira, and Phillipo Franchini Inner Light Center 5630 Soquel Drive Soquel, CA 95073 Tickets are $15 in advance, and $20 at the door Kids 12 and under free, Students over 12 $3 discount with ID Bake Sale, Chai, Silent Auction, bodywork All festival proceeds to benefit Save Santa Cruz Schools
David Newman or Durga Das, as he is also known, is a Kirtan Chant Artist, sacred singer songwriter and a practitioner and educator of Bhakti Yoga - the Yoga of Love. David travels extensively sharing Kirtan, devotional music and the spiritual, meditative and musical aspects of Yoga. David's music embodies a devotional mysticism, distinctive musicality, poetic intimacy and a deep respect for India's ancient chant tradition. David records for the Nutone Music Label. His CDs include Lotus Feet: A Kirtan Revolution, Soul Freedom, Leap of Grace: The Hanuman Chalisa, Love Peace Chant, a CD/DVD set entitled Into the Bliss and his latest release To Be Home. His live Kirtans are joyous, ecstatic, uplifting and exploding with energy. A dedicated Chant Troubadour, David tours throughout the world with his wife Mira, a celebrated devotional singer, recording artist and percussionist. He is also the author of Merging with Grace and the founder of Yoga On Main in Philadelphia. Hear his music at http://davidnewmanmusic.com
Girish, an accomplished musician of many genres, former monk infused in spiritual practice, loving wordsmith linking lyrics and rhythm in a blissful musical event, will be performing live at Inner Light Center for a sacred music concert of call and response chanting and dancing.
Girish sings traditional Sanskrit mantras with a modern, funky, yet deeply devotional twist. Accompanied by his amazing band, Girish invites his audience at his concert to participate by singing along, call and response chanting, and dancing. Girish invites students in the live music and yoga class to let go and let their yoga flow through the beats and rhythms of his soul stirring tunes.
"Possessing a deeply soothing, almost sensual voice Girish sings Sanskrit with palpable devotion and tenderness" ~ Jeremy Lehrer, Yoga Journal
Girish is currently on tour to support Remixed (Mondolaya, December 2011) and Yoga Music Union (Mondolaya, September 2011). His widely acclaimed Diamonds in the Sun (Mondolaya, April 2010), Yoga Vision (Mondolaya, January 2008), Shiva Machine (Spirit Voyage, October 2005) and Reveal (Mondolaya, May 2004) cds, dvds, and tours popularized his original music in yoga studios, churches, and music festivals all over the world. Hear his music at http://www.GirishMusic.com
Inner Light Center
5630 Soquel Drive
Soquel, CA 95073