Special Guest Sada Sat Simran Singh of the Chardi Kala Jatha. We will discuss Raag Kirtan from his experience and perspective as a highly accomplished musician who plays traditional, classical Sikh kirtan internationally…and often. He and the Chardi Kala Jatha are specifically honored to play at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
Raag is the classical form of music of India. North Indian Classical Music – Raag Kirtan – is based off of a system of scales or modes which have certain rules to their movement, the mood they inspire, the time of day that they are sung, and vocal techniques used.
We will talk about the experience and transformative power of listening to and playing Raag Kirtan. In Kundalini Yoga, we chant mantras in monotone, simple melodies, and sometimes quite complex melodies, but seldom in Raag. From Sada Sat Simran Singh’s perspective and training, what is it about Raag that takes the experience deeper? What is it about Raag Kirtan that ‘grabs’ him and compels him to devote so much of his life to it?
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