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Kirtan Beats

  • KOSA Arts 386 19th Street Oakland, CA, 94612 United States (map)

Come, enter a world of mystery and free your spirit through song, dance, and community at Kirtan Beats. Rachel Dugas, Marlee-I Mystic, and Fountainetta Coleman will lead a 90-minute kirtan bumping with drum machines, bass, freestyle melodies, and live drumming.

As we sing ancient chants alongside fresh rhythms and beats, we invite you to lose yourself and find each other in the music. We will alter our consciousness with repeated mantras; entrain our body and brain with the beats; and cultivate compassion through sound and song.

A traditional "Kirtan" is a participatory concert where the division between the audience and performers dissolves through the call-and-response repeitition of chants and mantras. We are modernizing the sounds, but the main goal remains the same - to become one through sound. This is a co-created experience and a safe space for spontaneous creative expression. After the Kirtan ends, we will open up the space for further connection and expression so we can keep vibing together.

Bring an instrument (if you want), and an open heart (always)!