Kirtan with Satya Lee Harrington & Friends

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Start Date: Jan 21 2010
Location: 222 Arts & Wellness Center



Kirtan at 222 Arts and Wellness Center

Gloucester

KIRTAN WITH SATYA LEE HARRINGTON AND FRIENDS

Thursday, January 21, 2010

6:30 _ 8:00 pm

222 Arts and Wellness Center, 222 Eastern Avenue, Gloucester MA

978 281 6222

http://222artsandwellness.com

Join acclaimed vocalist Satya Lee Harrington for her Cape Ann kirtan

debut as she leads us through an evening of devotional chant and sacred

song.

Kirtan is a joyous form of devotional, call-and-response chanting that

originated in India centuries ago. At kirtan, we sing the Names of the

Divine from many traditions (Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Christian). The

repetition of these names brings us into a state of collective bliss.

The practice of Kirtan can quiet the mind, heal the body and enrich the

spirit. Scientists have proven that certain sounds can calm the nervous

system, realign the chakras, and remove blockages’both physical and

emotional. And singing is a great way to beat the winter blues, by

opening our hearts and kindling the light within.

Kirtan is a wonderful practice for those who feel they ‘cannot

meditate.’ The quieting effect of chanting is immediate’the mind is

stilled, the heart is opened, and the spirit is set free.

The rhythmic sounds of the tablas (Indian drums) and the drones of the

tamboura, sitar and other Indian instruments also add to the bliss of

kirtan, by inducing deep meditative states.

No singing experience is necessary to join a kirtan. There is no such

thing as a ‘wrong note’ in kirtan because all sounds are sacred. You

become one with the song and with the music.

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ADMISSION IS FREE, with donations gratefully accepted. All ages are

welcome (kirtan is a great way to calm your children down! 🙂

ALSO, IT IS OKAY TO LEAVE EARLY OR ARRIVE LATE

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Lee Harrington is a vocalist, kirtan walli, best-selling author,

Kundalini yoga instructor and sound healer from Woodstock, New York. She

used to be terrified of singing in public, until she discovered the

practice of kirtan. Then, as she puts it, ‘her heart cracked open and

her true voice sprang out.’ She has been studying sacred chant (in the

Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh, Sufi, and Native American traditions) for many

years, and has sung in a wide variety of musical groups, ranging from a

gospel choir in Harlem to an acapella ensemble in Woodstock to an

all-female rock and roll band in New York City. Her kirtan vocal style

has been compared to that of Snatam Kaur and Deva Premal, and she was

recently selected the ‘Best New Female Vocalist’ in the kirtan category

by Eastern Sun magazine.

Tonight Lee Will be accompanied by acclaimed bassist Adam Bauer (who has

played with both Krishna Das and Shyam Das) and drummer Dani Danalian’a

violinist and percussionist (who has played with famed Indian dohlak

master Nandlal Nayak and has made an independent recording, Raga For

Peace, with Anupama (Tabla) and Shailendra Mishra (sitar).

ABOUT THE 222 ARTS AND WELLNESS CENTER:

222 Arts and Wellness Center was founded by healer Lin Chandler in YEAR,

with the aim of bringing more peace, balance, and healing into the

blossoming Cape Ann Community. At the Center, we offer ancient healing

services such as Reiki, yoga, massage, spiritual counseling, polarity,

Angel readings, etc. We are now happy to offer sound healing as well, in

the form of toning and kirtan (devotional chant).