Kirtan Concert with Brenda McMorrow
Join Brenda in opening our hearts with the melodic sounds of ancient chants, modern melodies and the heart-opening participatory music making of Kirtan!
Brenda McMorrow is known for her unique and warmly embracing style of mantra music, in which she blends elements of acoustic folk, world rhythms and ancient Indian chants with a sweetly introspective singer-songwriter’s sensibility. Yoga Journal describes Brenda as having “a knack for expressing the deepest realizations in the sparsest lyrics”. As the spiritual teacher, Ram Dass has said: “Brenda has a gift” and her music has been touching people’s hearts worldwide. With 4 celebrated devotional chant albums, Brenda is a featured artist on the White Swan Records roster, a Colorado label well known for its high-profile yoga-inspired artists like Deva Premal. Brenda has been invited to Festivals and events across North and South America, Europe and Asia as part of her most recent tour schedule.
Kirtan (pronounced keer-tahn) is a practice of Bhakti Yoga (the Yoga of Devotion). It is a call and response form of singing which is expanding throughout North America as westerners discover it’s uplifting, healing and joyous effects. Open to everyone, of all religions or no religion at all, Kirtan is easy to learn and participate in.
Brenda weaves English and Spanish lyrics with ancient mantras, singing simple and beautiful melodies to the crowd and the crowd responds by singing back. Kirtan is a beautiful opportunity for people to come together to open their hearts and chant the many names of the Divine. In Kirtan, the lines between musician and audience are blurred. The audience members play a vital role in the music through their singing, clapping, dancing and the transformative devotional energy that they each bring to the experience.
Brenda explains, “Singing together– chanting the Divine names – encourages our hearts to open and the beauty of our true beings to shine!”
$20.00 in advance
$25.00 at the door
Class size is limited. Please enroll early to secure your place.
95 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4K 1N2
95 danforth ave, toronto