Jai Jai!!! National kirtan touring artist Johanna Beekman returns to Kansas City with a new CD Release «Beyond Love» and reprisal of her popular «Heart Beats One» kirtan music! HeartSong Kirtan, KC's own beloved kirtan band, is honored to once again open the evening from 7-7:30 with the singing bowls and Shamno Mitra Chant for Peace and a few of your favorite HeartSong chants and then Johanna Beekman will take the stage backed up by HeartSong Kirtan. Last year's kirtan with Johanna and HeartSong was Ommmmm-azing, ecstatic and heart expanding and this year's is sure to take us there and Beyond Love and into the infinity of Divine Source and One Heart. Don't Miss!
Chair seating will be available and some open space in front of the stage for floor seating. Bring your own mat and/or cushion and creature comforts if you prefer traditional floor seating.
Love donation of $20 is suggested for the kirtan. We thank you in advance for your support, generosity and giving in the spirit of receiving. This year's kirtan with Johanna & HeartSong is sponsored by Heart of The Dove KC. Let's continue to support them in all they bring to our community and urban vision for upliftment, harmony and peace.
About Johanna Beekman:
Johanna Beekman is a kirtan artist and songstress loved for her rich, soulful voice, her radiant spirit, and her inspiring chants and songs that tap deep into the collective soul. Heart Beats One, Johanna’s long-awaited kirtan album, has been described by reviewers, musicians, kirtan artists, and yoga enthusiasts as stellar… stunning… gorgeous… magical… mystical… sweet… healing… haunting… amazing… extraordinary… and more.
Heart Beats One, Johanna’s first album of original kirtan music from the traditions of yoga, features guest appearances by Ben Leinbach, Benjy Wertheimer, Girish, Jaya Lakshmi, Ananda, Gina Sala, Daniel Paul, Hans Christian, Bibi McGill, and other esteemed members of the global kirtan community. The album, which was nominated as one of the top Conscious Music Albums of 2015 by Soul Traveler Radio, has been described by reviewers, musicians, and kirtan enthusiasts as stellar… stunning… gorgeous… beautiful… magical… mystical… sweet… healing… haunting… amazing… extraordinary…. It shines from beginning to end.
Her brand new album Beyond Love: Soothing Songs for the Soul ventures even deeper into the heart space beyond love. Inspired by her beloved Lullaby Yoga classes, the album creates a sacred soundscape that’s ideal for gentle yoga, quiet chanting, meditation, deep rest, massage, acupuncture, therapeutic movement, and other healing modalities. Beyond Love was produced by award-winning producer Ben Leinbach and features gorgeous guest appearances by Donna DeLory, Girish, Hans Christian, Lee Mirabal Harrington, Jared May, and Gawain Matthews.
For more about Johanna, visit johannasings.com.
About HeartSong Kirtan:
HeartSong Kirtan bridges the ancient traditions of kirtan with western infused music and language. Our intention is this: «One Voice, One Heart, One Spirit» as «Kirtan Calls You Back to Your Heart»!
Accomplished, professional musicians and vocalists of many years, Jeri Nirbhao Kaur Birdsall, Victor James Dougherty, and Clark Jamison share a heart-centered vision through their love, passion and gift of song and music and Bhakti yoga to support the healing and transformation of humanity through communal song and dance. HeartSong Kirtan has been blessed with numerous opportunities to perform with several acclaimed kirtan artists including Dave Stringer, Saul David Raye, and Yvette Om. heartsongkirtan.weebly.com