MIKE COHEN Kirtan:
Chant Your Heart Open
featuring vocalists BRENDA MCMORROW, Allie Stringer and tabla wiz Tripp Dudley.
Sat May 29 @ 8:00pm
Join us at the Downward Dog Yoga Centre: 735 Queen St. West, 2nd Floor. Toronto, ONT
TICKETS: $ 20 in advance, $ 25 at door. Advance tickets available at Downward Dog Yoga Studio, by calling 416-703-8805 or purchased online!
This is a Sacred Chant Benefit Event hosted by Toronto Kirtan Community. Proceeds collected will go towards developing a Bhakti Outreach programme, which will explore taking kirtan into shelters for the homeless. If chanting brings you joy and peacefulness, let’s reach out and share this bliss with the under-privileged. As a community we have the opportunity to raise funds to change the lives. Come on out and support this wonderful cause.
Kirtan with Mike is an invitation to sing, clap, meditate and dance together to create deep connection to the secret places of your soul.
Mike Cohen sings and plays harmonium to lead Kirtan in a manner that blends Eastern spirituality and Western musical influences. Eastern spirituality is represented by Sanskrit mantras that calm minds and opens hearts for the sake of cultivating Divine energy that generates love, freedom and creativity. Western musical sensibilities are represented by typically American/Western musical influences such as funk, soul, rhythm and blues, jazz and rock.
ABOUT MIKE COHEN: Mike’s music is an expression of the Dattatreya lineage of Swami Kaleshwar and Shirdi Sai Baba as transmitted through the teachings of Philip Lipetz, author and one of Sri Kaleshwar’s most senior Western students. Mike currently tours internationally with vocalists Joni Allen and Allie Stringer, tabla wizards Jim Feist and Andy Skellenger, bassists Mark Gorman and Patrick Hammond, as well as many other top musicians from today’s Kirtan scene. His debut album, Om Dattatreya: Journey to the West was released August 2009 and has garnered rave reviews in Chicago Yoga and LA Yoga Magazines. Mike currently tours the US and beyond, offering Kirtan events and workshops to open hearted souls!
For more information about Mike Cohen visit www.mikecohenkirtan.com