Online Kirtan with Jai Uttal – Live from the mystic living room
Fri, Dec 4, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm| $11.00
I want our community to stay close and connected, via this amazingly healing practice of chanting during these times of challenge.
You’re invited into my ‘mystic living room’ to share songs, instruments and an inspiring musical and spiritual journey. From ecstatic love songs of the Bauls of Bengal, to dark banjo ballads of Appalachia, to Bossa Nova kirtans, I invite you to join me in a heart space of communion, invocation and celebration.
My Friday night concerts have become a refuge, a place of solace, for both myself and my listeners/viewers. The concerts are spontaneous and unplanned, filled with chants, songs, and stories. My hope was to create an online community, a bubble of love and safety, through these regular events. And my great joy is to see that this has actually happened. So please join me, and all of us, in my little temple room for a very unique and intimate gathering of souls. Welcome to my ‘mystic living room’!
Hope to see you there,
“In this mystery, we create a temple inside of our hearts, a place of refuge, a place of love, a place of being, a place of sanctity… whatever we need.” – Jai Uttal
About Jai Uttal
Jai Uttal is a kirtan artist, multi-instrumentalist, and ecstatic vocalist. He is considered a pioneer in the world music community with his combined influences from India and American rock and jazz. Jai has been leading, teaching, and performing World Music and kirtan—the ancient yoga of chanting or singing to God—around the world for close to 50 years, creating a safe environment for people to open their hearts and voices.
He grew up in New York City and lived in a home filled with music. Jai began studying classical piano at the age of seven, and later learned to play old-time banjo, harmonica, and guitar. At age 17, he heard Indian music for the first time, and two years later moved to California and studied under the famous sarod player, Ali Akbar Khan. Jai later began taking regular pilgrimages to India, living among the wandering street musicians of Bengal, and singing with the kirtan wallahs in the temple of his guru, Neem Karoli Baba.
Jai has emerged as a leading influence in the Bhakti tradition. He considers bhakti to be the core of his musical and spiritual life.