Kirtan Soul Revival (KSR) is New York City’s funkiest devotional mantra music experience. They use traditional Sanskrit mantras, original music, spirituals and music from around the world to create a unique, dynamic sound that merges funk, rock, rhythm and blues, world grooves, and chants. Lush three-part harmonies add fullness and depth to their sound. Kirtan is a celebration of spirit through the chanting of sacred names. KSR invites their audiences to participate fully through call-and-response chanting. Through KSR’s simple presentation, even non-singers can easily experience the joy of being surrounded by harmony in a space that encourages improvisation and exploration. The Kirtan Soul Revival experience invites participants to open their hearts to Spirit and to life!
KSR has led kirtans in and around New York City (including Integral Yoga Institute and Jivamukti Yoga). With 3 successful New England tours, including stops at Kripalu, they have played festivals such as BhaktiFest, Wanderlust, VerMantra, and Berwick Yoga Festival in Nova Scotia. Their chant workshops have been offered to groups as large as 120 people. They also teach heart-centered yoga classes infusing flowing vinyasa and breath-centered movement with live music, chanting, and storytelling. Helen is a certified yoga teacher through Don and Amba Stapleton’s Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica. She is also a CircusYoga leader and teaches workshops, retreats and teacher trainings nationally. Calia is a certified yoga instructor who received her 200 hour certification through Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in NYC and is currently doing a 300 hour training with Saul David Raye through Ritam Healing Arts in Ojai, CA.
“Kirtan Soul Revival is a fresh and uplifting voice in the world of kirtan music. Vibrant, soul-stirring singing with stellar harmonies and groovin’ guitar– KSR will make your heart smile.” Sean Johnson, kirtan artist
“I played Ganesha Sharanam by Kirtan Soul Revival for about 2 months straight in my car. I just couldn’t get enough of it. What great energy and fresh melodies, I just love these three! They have great voices and lots of bhakti to share.” Wah!, kirtan artist
“Kirtan Soul Revival is a fresh and exuberant addition to the world of Kirtan. This NYC based trio mixes heart drenched melodies, lush harmonies and infectious grooves, serving up a sultry and dreamy passion that works it’s way into every corner of your heart. In person or on CD, their original chants will get your hands clapping and feet stomping. This group is not to be missed!” Mike Cohen, kirtan artist
“KSR has a unique sound – beautiful vocals and harmonies, earthy arrangements, and juicy electric guitar. They’re sweet, funky and fun. As young Mantra Musicians, they bring a special energy to their chanting and a great blend of traditional and modern sounds. They are undoubtedly part of the Mantra Revolution and share my passion of bringing kirtan and sacred music to the masses.” Gaura Vani, kirtan artist
“Where many bands, of any genre, may have one outstanding vocalist who carries the weight of the singing, KSR has three. And they don’t hold back. In between solos showcasing their individual vocal prowess, they were belting out three-part harmonies like the best acapella barbershop trio. You couldn’t help but sit up and take notice.” The Bhakti Beat
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