Kirtan: The Art and Practice of Ecstatic Chantby Jai Uttal
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"Kirtan is the calling, the crying, the reaching across infinite space—and digging into the heart's deepest well—to touch and be touched by the Divine Presence," teaches world music pioneer Jai Uttal. On Kirtan! The Art and Practice of Ecstatic Chant, Jai guides listeners through the practice of Kirtan—singing the many names of God and Goddess—an essential part of Bhakti yoga, or the yoga of devotion. This sacred music form is for all people; there are no experts, nor beginners, and the practice itself is the teacher, guiding us to ourselves. Listeners join Jai Uttal to explore:
- The power of ancient Sanskrit syllables in chant to invoke the Divine
- How to open the voice and learn to love the sound that comes from our bodies
- More than two hours of music recorded by Jai Uttal to commune with the Divine through sacred chant
- The path of Bhakti and Kirtan, the journey of surrender, and much more
For Jai Uttal's many fans, finally here is a chance not only to hear a new release from this legendary world music artist, but to participate with him in blissful spiritual devotion on Kirtan! The Art and Practice of Ecstatic Chant.
About the Artist:
Jai Uttal is a pioneer in the world music community. His eclectic East-meets-West sound has put his music at the forefront of the world fusion movement. Jai Uttal's musical roots embrace a rich variety of cultures and traditions that span the globe and the centuries. From the hillbilly music of the Appalachian mountains to the passionate strains of Bengali street singers, from the haunting rhythms and melodies of ancient India to contemporary electric rock sounds, Jai's music distills the essence of diverse musical forms.