EVENTS – FROME | Kirtan
MUSIC AS MEDICINE
A heart-centred journey of Kirtan, Poetry, Sound and Silence
with Sivani Mata and Friends
20 December 2021 (Solstice Special)
19:30 – 21:30
at Christchurch Parish Hall,
Park Road, Frome, BA11 1EU
The doors are open,
come step into this space.
Remove the layers.
You are welcome here just as you are.
This space is yours,
and you are held in the arms of the Great Mother.
Let Her nourish you.
Let Her inspire you.
Our own unique resonance,
joined together in this circle.
We rise as one.
This is the voice of the heart
and the voice of truth.
Come sing, come dance. Be free.
You are invited for an evening exploration of Kirtan, a deep dive into the heart through co-created song. It is a conversation with that inner place in each one of us that is ever unified with everything in creation; it is a practice of communion with all that is. In our gathered community we mainly sing together in the ancient powerful language of Sanskrit. Each Kirtan repeats simple mantras which invoke a trance-like state within, as well as evoking the spirit of Bhakti: the mood of love. As well as Sanskrit Kirtan we will explore simple songs in other languages, the poetry of the mystics and moments of silence.
Sivani Mata plays the harmonium, leading our journey, accompanied by musicians who support with heartfelt instrumentation and rootsy rhythms as a foundation for our practice. Every time we gather it is unique, as everyone in the space adds their voice, and in doing so contributes their special spice to flavour the collective soup we brew together. All are invited to be at home here to express the truth of themselves, through these songs of freedom. We co-create healing sounds, music as medicine, kindling the process of transformation which can move through us as ecstatic or cathartic dancing, sweet tears, deep peaceful stillness, the warmth of an inner joy, or other expressions.
No experience necessary – All are welcome
All ages, all genders, all ethnicities are welcome, and all are encouraged to treat each other with respect and compassion in our shared space.
Please bring your own cushion/sheepskin/blanket so you are comfortable and warm during our time together. Please respect other people’s space, and do not come if you are feeling unwell.
Investment: Community Price £8, Supporter Price £10, plus On the door Price £13 (if there is space) – you are invited to pay the rate you can afford, click button below to book (check out Reservie Booking System and Stripe payment processor).
Kali Shakti Mandala drawn by Sivani Mata Francis.
Below photo of London Kirtan with Sivani Mata thanks to Murray Ballard.