Krishna Das is coming to Toronto!!! July 4 & 5, 2015

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Recently, we received a message from Krishna Das”s manager:
“Dear Friends,
As you heard, it’s time for some rest and rejuvenation and so beginning around February/March 2016 KD will take a sabbatical for 6 months to a year.
He will take a break from touring and traveling (as he has done intensely and extensively for the last 20 years) for healthful recharging.”
He spoke of his future plans in this video:

What does this mean? It’s been 6 years since KD last came to chant in Torontol He has an eastern Canada tour planned for this summer, starting in Toronto on July 4 & 5. Yes, it’s the start of summer vacation. KD is the king of kirtan, don’t miss this opportunity to chant with him and the Toronto kirtan community – it’s going to be amazing!!

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Saturday July 4 @ 7:30pm – 10pm TORONTO Kirtan with Krishna Das: Kirtan Wallah Tour 2015
@ Metropolitan United Church
56 Queen Street East  Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5C 2Z3
(east of Yonge St, close to the Queen St station on the Yonge subway – between Bond and Church St)
Ticket Price:
$53 in advance (+ $2.05 ticketing fee) CAD / https://www.eventbrite.com/e/toronto-kirtan-with-krishna-das-kirtan-wallah-tour-2015-tickets-16383808412
$65 CAD Day of Show – CASH PLS  (and cash for purchasing any merchandise pls)
Get information and tickets:
Telephone: 416-716-1402
Email: events@thewellnesspath.ca
Website: thewellnesspath.ca
Remarks:
Advance tickets are available here via Eventbrite until July 3th at 7pm. There is a $2.05 service charge for each ticket purchased online.
You will receive an email confirmation from Eventbrite which you should print out or have ready to show on your mobile device to be scanned as your ticket for entry. NO paper tickets will be mailed.
Once checked-in you will receive a wristband/ticket/stamp for entry into the event.
It’s a General Admission event. Seating on churches pews.
Doors open at 7pm.
*****Note that tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE
http://www.krishnadas.com/tour_schedule.cfm

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Sunday July 5 @ 4-7pm TORONTO Heart of Devotion Workshop with Krishna Das: Kirtan Wallah Tour 2015
@ Church of the Holy Trinity
10 Trinity Square Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1B1
Ticket Price:
$69 CAD in advance (+ $2.37 ticketing fee) / https://www.eventbrite.com/e/toronto-heart-of-devotion-workshop-with-krishna-das-kirtan-wallah-tour-2015-tickets-16385203585
$75 CAD Day of Show  CASH PLS ( and cash for purchasing any merchandise pls)
Get information and tickets:
Telephone: 416-716-1402
Email: events@thewellnesspath.ca
Website: thewellnesspath.ca
Remarks:
Advance tickets are available here via Eventbrite until July 4th at 7pm. There is a $2.37 service charge for each ticket purchased online.
You will receive an email confirmation from Eventbrite which you should print out or have ready to show on your mobile device to be scanned as your ticket for entry. NO paper tickets will be mailed.
Once checked-in you will receive a wristband/ticket/stamp for entry into the event.
It’s a General Admission event. Pews and chairs and some floor seating available, please bring your own cushion. Doors open at 3:30pm.
****** Note that tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE
http://www.krishnadas.com/tour_schedule.cfm

 

 

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Who is Krishna Das?

Krishna Das is the leading chant artist in the Western world. Armed with his trusty harmonium, he leads kirtans, where his chants create a rhythm that guides a group meditation. The chants, typically sung in Sanskrit, are based on mantras from the Hindu tradition – “Namah Shivaya” or “Hare Krishna” (as heard in the George Harrison song “My Sweet Lord”) for example.

In 1970, KD’s spiritual journey took him to India, where he studied under the guru Maharaj-ji (aka Neem Karoli Baba). In 1973, just six months after returning to the States, KD learned that his guru had died, and he went into a prolonged depression. It wasn’t until the mid-’90s that he had an epiphany and was moved to chant with others. Turned out, he was really good at it, with a deep, resonant voice and a knack for making these ancient, Eastern traditions palatable to a Western audience.

His first album, One Track Heart, was released in 1996. It is a landmark, merging Hindu chants with modern production. Yoga teachers built routines around the songs; Sting practiced to it (and appeared on the next Krishna Das album). His following grew to include Rick Rubin, who produced two of KDs albums in the ’00s. In 2013, he brought kirtan to the Grammy Awards for the first time, performing at the pre-show when he was nominated for Best New Age Album.

Humility keeps him from calling it a “Greatest Hits” album, but in 2015, Krishna Das released Laughing At The Moon, a collection of favorites. It’s a great place to start if you’re new to KD or Kirtan.
Read the rest of the interview here:

http://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/krishna_das/