Ancient Harmonic Instruments and Throat Singing/ Kirtan Chants from India Pt. 2: Kirtan Chanting

Presented by Joanne Juskus.

Joanne Juskus of Telesma will teach the history and meaning behind the ancient practice of Kirtan chanting; the Indian tradition of repetitive chanting in a group to achieve profound states of bliss and euphoria. Handouts will be provided for several chants used during Telesma's performances. Translation and pronunciation will be discussed for each one before leading the group in a round of Kirtan chanting. Participants will come away with a deep sense of relaxation and knowledge of some of mankind's earliest methods of meditation. Members of Telesma will accompany the chanting with assorted world music percussion. Participants are invited to bring percussive instruments and to join in the chants in a call and response format. No musical or chanting experience required.

















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