It would seem that kirtan is making it to the mainstream. Usually hidden in yoga studios with devotees, it seems the love of spiritual music has spread with audiences worldwide turning on to a very different sound.
Benjy and Heather Wertheimer lead kirtan worldwide as the duo Shantala, with soul-stirring vocals, sacred lyrics and exotic instrumentation.
The weaving of Benjy’s Indian classical singing and instrumentation with Heather’s soaring vocals is freshly original and profoundly moving. Together they create music with beauty, passion, and reverence.
Shantala have performed and recorded internationally with such sacred music luminaries as Krishna Das, Deva Premal & Miten, and Jai Uttal.
They perform at the Byron Theatre and will be joined by the very popular and much-loved local kirtan group, Lucknow Sankirtan, on Friday. You can also catch them tonight at 6pm for a workshop at Ananta Yoga in Byron – $25 with pre-bookings essential: www.ananta.com.au.
For the show go to byroncentre.com.au or kupromotions.com.au.