‘Magical musical kirtan concert’ at Black Mountain Yoga, June 17

Press release:

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 Black Mountain Yoga, Saturday June 17, 5:30-6:30 pm for LIVE Music and Yoga w/Martia Rachman and 8-9:30pm for a Magical Musical Kirtan Concert; and Sunday, June 18, 12-2pm for a Chanting Workshop.

Join Girish and his eclectic band on Saturday for an ecstatic event that features songs, hymns, and chants from Girish’s new album “Sky of the Heart” along with some old favorites.

Girish sings traditional ancient 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 “Diamonds in the Sun” was recommended and featured in O, The Oprah magazine, and has been instrumental in the growing popularity of chant and kirtan music in the United States.

“Girish’s tender crooning and transcendent melodies are so delightfully restyled that Girish: Remixed is the perfect soundtrack for a fast-paced asana practice – and the dance floor.” ~ Yoga Journal

“Possessing a deeply soothing, almost sensual voice Girish sings Sanskrit with palpable devotion and tenderness” ~ Jeremy Lehrer, Yoga Journal

“Girish has found the perfect blend of musical styles, pure inspiration, tender ballads, and that awesome combining of chant form and English lyrics.” ~ Lloyd Barde, Common Ground Magazine

“We are honored to host world-class musician and spiritual devotee, Girish for a weekend of chanting, chant teaching, yoga and community. Girish’s music touches us in a way that no other spiritual musician does. We are excited to have him (and his family) at Black Mountain Yoga!”
~Martia Rachman, Black Mountain Yoga owner

Girish is an internationally touring world music artist, author and teacher, currently on tour to support his new album “Sky of the Heart” His widely acclaimed seven previous releases and tours popularized his original music in yoga studios, churches, and music festivals all over the world.  Girish’s book, “Music and Mantras” (Atria/Enliven/Simon and Schuster) continues his work to teach the art of meditation through music to the world. www.GirishMusic.com

The kirtan concert will be held at Black Mountain Yoga, 116 Montreat Rd., Black Mountain, NC 28711, 828-669-2939, www.BlackMountainYoga, Tickets are $25 for each of the Saturday events & $45 for Sunday.


About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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