zaterdag 3 augustus 2013

Searching new location in Utrecht for Kirtan

In Utrecht I'm searching vor a new location for the Kirtan singing, as the yogacentrum Utrecht (YCU) ceased to be.
There are some options already, but suggestionas are always welcome.
Obviously, making music and singing must be allowed there :-)
Kirtans in Utrecht are on sunday-evenings.

In Utrecht we will start again in Spetember.
In Groesbeek and Nijmegen in August.

SitaRam SitaRam


woensdag 24 april 2013, kirtan podcasts

on you can find podcast on western kirtan, krishna das, jai uttal, deva premal etc for free!
Give it a try!

SitaRam SitaRam

What is Kirtan?

quoted from

Kirtan is a very different kind of music.  Based on ancient chants, it has the ability to quiet the mind if listened to with intention.  Everyone experiences kirtan differently, and it doesn’t have to be a religious experience.  You can think of it as a sing-along.  A kirtan concert is not your typical concert either.  Everyone sits on the floor, although chairs are usually available.  The performers are accessible, in fact there’s not much of a distinction between performers & audience.  The wallah (leader) sings the mantra, and the audience sings it back.  A single chant can go on for up to forty minutes.  As you sing with each other you experience a deep connection with the musicians, the other audience members and yourself.  And when the music stops, your mind is quiet.

Because kirtan has roots in India, many of the songs are sung in Sanskrit.  Some I choose for the New World Kirtan podcast are also in Punjabi, the language of the Sikhs.  If you’ve ever chanted responses in Latin or Hebrew in your religious tradition, then you know how powerful singing in an ancient, holy language can be.  You can be completely immersed in the sound, with no words to distract the mind.  The magic of the chants can then carry you within.

Kirtan is non-denominational, the Universal language of Spirit, the song of the Soul.

SitaRam SitaRam

dinsdag 16 april 2013

KRISHNA DAS in CONCERT 2013, 2 and 3 july, Amsterdam

Mozes en Aaronkerk, Waterlooplein 207,hartje Amsterdam, 1011PG
Concerten op 2 en 3 juli. Concerts on july 2 & 3
Toegang, voorverkoop/admission 27,50 euro.
Kaarten aan de deur Door € 30,-.
Korting voor CJP, 65+, Stadspas, studentenkaart €2,50
Doors open/De zaal gaat om 19.00 open en het concert begint om 19.30. End 22.15

meer informatie en kaartverkoop op

SitaRam SitaRam

dinsdag 9 april 2013

10-11 juni 2013, Concert Deva Premal & Mitten

Concert Deva Premal & Mitten
Schouwburg Almere, 10 en 11 juni 2013: 19.30 - 22.30 u
Deur open om 19.00 uur. Schouwburg Almere, Esplanade 10, 1315 TA Almere
Vlakbij het station Almere-Centrum, 10 min. lopen.
(20 min. per intercity vanaf A'dam CS)

Kaarten zijn te koop via de website:
het bespreekbureau van de schouwburg, tel. 036-84 55 555
en aan de kassa.
Meer info op en op

SitaRam SitaRam

woensdag 20 maart 2013

24 maart feestelijke Kirtan-Happening in Utrecht

Zondagavond 24 mrt is er in het yogacentrum Utrecht een extra feestelijke Kirtan-Happening. Dan vier ik namelijk ook meteen mijn verjaardag (25maart). Het wordt een mix van "gewoon" Kirtan-zingen, "stembevrijdend Kirtan-zingen" en "Dansen met de Goden" : zeg maar "Kirtan-Anders" of "Kirtan-Happening".
Er zal in ieder geval gedanst, bewogen, en gezongen worden (zitten mag ook:-), er zijn extra percussie-instrumentjes, wellicht en harmonium, en het wordt gezellig.

meer info over deze avond

Voorbeeldfilmpjes Dansen met de Goden

meer info over stembevrijdend kirtan-zingen

Locatie: YCU, Lange Nieuwstraat 3, Utrecht (10 minuten lopen van Utrecht CS)
Route en kaartje
Tijd: 19.30-21.30 uur
Deur open: 19.10
nababbelen met thee en lekkers tot ± 22.00 uur
entree vrij, bijdrage mag
En of iedereen wat lekkers mee wil nemen voor een paar personen,dan is er altijd genoeg voor iedereen, hoeveel er ook komen.

SitaRam SitaRam

woensdag 6 februari 2013

Kirtan-Mantra -Carnival, febr 9, Den Bosch

Kirtan-Mantra -Carnival saturday, February 9, 2013, 13-15.00 , Den Bosch (nice if you dress up). All ages are welcome, so feel free to bring your children, parents, uncles and aunts, or grandfather's and grandmother's life. Sign Up via an email or the contact form on the contact page of

Again in 2013 there is a "Dancing with the Gods" in Den Bosch with Carnival. Kirtan and Mantra's singing Kirtan-style call-response form (question-and-answer) with the possibility to clap-allong, move, dance and what else comes to you. Extacy alternates with serenity. Movement alternates with silence. Afterwards the already-famous vegetarian dutch peasoup, pancakes, and chai.
A Dutch version of this message at

SitaRam SitaRam