Join us for a special Mother’s Day weekend kirtan with the Solar Dynasty Band and Satya Franche!
Saturday May 13th at 7pm.
Suggested donation $10.00-$25.00. Kids FREE!!
Together we will chant, sing, dance to honor the divine feminine. This practice is for anyone who wants a heart opening community musical experience – all ages, all levels.
Special Guest Satya Franche of New York on vocals, harmonium, kartals
Ravi on vocals, harmonium, guitar
Lisa Lalita Desrosiers on vocals, harmonium, kartals
RJ Arjun on flamenco guitar
Robert Meyers on flute, percussion
What is Kirtan?
About the Solar Dynasty Band
The Solar Dynasty Band offers a traditional style kirtan that is deeply meditative and devotional. Infused with love & devotion, sanskrit mantra, traditional Indian classical music & rhythms, and personal expression – their kirtan creates an uplifting, healing and sacred space to celebrate and honor the divine presence in us all. Ravi and Lisa view it as their dharma or sacred path to bring the powerful practices of mantra and kirtan to others. Whether playing solo, as a duo or accompanied by other talented musicians, their goal is to uplift and bring people to deeper states of bliss and meditation. Their kirtan is influenced by Ma Chetan Jyoti, Sadguru Sant Keshavadas, Namadeva Acharya, Devadas, Krishna Das and the divine shakti that flows through us all.
Satya Franche began her singing career as a child in Montreal. She holds two degrees in music and has worked extensively both in live performance and in the studio. In the 80’s, she recorded a pop album entitled “As We Were” with her group, So Sudden. Her kirtan journey began in 2006, when she formed Ma Kirtan, inspired by the divine feminine and guided by the divine play of her guru, Sri Neem Karoli Maharaj. Satya-Franchedraws her no-holds-barred style of leading from the influences of the Western kirtan wallahs as well as her experiences of kirtan in India. She incorporates her vocal skills with a sense of enthusiasm, and clear love for the practice, that today makes her a popular chant leader. Satya has recorded and performed with many of today’s kirtan leaders including, Krishna Das, Shyamdas, David Newman and Mira, and Sruti Ram and Ishwari, and toured in India, Canada and the Northeastern States with the late Ma Chetan Jyoti, one of kirtan’s great voices.