“Traditionally kirtan is a form of participatory sacred music from India. As yoga has spread beyond India, a growing group of international musicians are creating kirtan music that integrates mantras with instrumentation from a variety of cultures and genres. For example, we express kirtan from our own American and New Orleans roots merging mantras with rock, funk, and soulful grooves.

More universally, I believe kirtan is just another word for a transcendent musical experience where a crowd of people is invited to actually participate and sing, rather than just be a spectator. I’ve experienced this kind of interaction in many genres of music including gospel services, rock concerts, Irish pubs, and more.” Read the full article here.