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Chant with Shiva Lila & Swan Kirtan; Birthday Celebration

The Ranch 1 Halls Hill Road, Falmouth, Maine falmouth, Maine 04105 United States

20 Jan, 2018
20 Jan, 2018

You are welcome to join us for an evening of kirtan/
devotional chanting by Shiva Lila & Swan Kirtan. Celebrate Ashok
Nalamalapu's birthday. No gifts please.

Cake: 600 PM
Swan Kirtan; 6:30 PM
Shiva Lila: 8:00PM

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Shiva Lila:

from the Hridaya Hermitage in Maine, experience what these kirtan
wallahs do every day for devotional practice in their ashram home. With a
powerful combination of energetic drumming and singing, Shiva Lila
changes the energy of every space they enter with their music, bringing
bodies alive and joy to the faces of those who join to sing with them.

From the western mountains of Maine, these Yogis, Bhagavan Das, Gopala and Uma will bring us to a different world of bliss!

Sample chant of Shiva Lila :


Swan Kirtan:

Swan Kirtan is ensemble of musicians from the West and East. We chant multi-faith songs. All are welcome.
No prior experience needed.

Sample chants:



"What a band. Beautiful Kirtan." - Jai Uttal, Grammy Nominee.


Ashok Nalamalapu was born in
India, and has practiced devotion since his childhood. He has been
playing harmonium and leading multi-faith chants since 2011. Ashok’s
teachers include Jai Uttal and other Indian classical musicians. As part
of his spiritual path, he has lead Kirtan at Bhakti Fest of California,
LoveLight Fest of Maryland, Maine Yoga Fest, Devotion Fest of Boston
and New Hampshire Yoga for Peace Yoga, temples and schools. He also sang
at reputed yoga centers such as Integral Yoga Institute of New York and
Kripalu Center. He sings multi-faith chants in traditional Indian Raaga
style. He hosts kirtan and sings at Sadhana in Maine regularly. Ashok
has served as a Master of Ceremonies at Bhakti Fest, Omega Ecstatic
Chant, Boston Yoga and Chant Festival, Denver Chant, LoveLight Festival
and Devotion Fest. FMI-ashok@SadhanaMe.com

Uma Lescault will sing with her angelic and devotional voice and play tambourine.

Grundstrom-Whitney has played in numerous bands spanning diverse
genre's. He currently plays in the recording band Tired Eyes(
alternative rock), and JWhit and friends (rap). He has played with the
Tom Hoffman trio(jazz), the 3 Great Jazz guitarists of Virginia Beach
(jazz), David Klogus band( country), the Old Dominion Symphony
Orchestra, various blues, jazz, rock, reggae bands,etc... He also plays
Native American flute.

Rodney Mashia has been touching people's
hearts and making them smile for decades with his soulful music. He has
entertained many groups nationwide with his sensitive original lyrics,
vocal interpretations, guitar and flute. Born and raised in rural
Louisiana with Gospel roots and educated in New England, Rodney's life
experiences have spanned the black and white American political and
music cultures of the past five decades, all contributing to his unique
style. As a flutist, he has accompanied the Hanumen, Carrie Grossman,
Eddie Nataraj, Devadas and many other kirtan leaders. He will play flute
and chant with his beautiful voice.

Other musicians will be announced.

Ticket : $15

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