Location: United Palace, 4140 Broadway
Date: Sunday, February 17 | Time: 3-5pm | $20 Advance/$25 Day Of
The United Palace of Spiritual Arts (UPSA) debuts "Chant UP with Gaura Vani," a monthly world-music experience of kirtan on Sunday, February 17 at 3 p.m.
Join us for a monthly celebration of the ancient, mystical tradition of mantra music. Elevate your spirit and cultivate community through the joyous, sacred sound of kirtan at the all-inclusive UPSA.
Chant UP with Gaura Vani is true spiritual artistry - it’s about connecting to the sacred - whatever that means for you - through participatory performance art and the ancient practice of communal singing. Kirtan is a musical form of storytelling, shared recitation and call-and-response that opens the heart and allows a glimpse of the beauty that lies in our human and spiritual connections.
Come experience a celebration of music, spirit and community led by Gaura Vani. Raise your voice and vibration!
2019 Chant UP schedule:
- Sunday, Feb. 17; 3 p.m.
- Sunday, March 17; 3 p.m.
- Sunday, April 14; 3 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 8; 7 p.m.
- Sunday, June 23; 3 p.m.
Learn more about the United Palace here.
Gaura Vani was given the gift of devotional song from birth, raised with the music of the temple, taught to sing and play beautiful instruments, and dance for love and for God. He shares, “I am one of a group of children called gurukulis or those raised in the village of the guru. Even as children, we were aware that though it felt like we were partying when we played music, we were in the physical presence of God himself, who danced with us.” Gaura Vani travels the world sharing the mystical experience of kirtan and leading devotional music retreats.
Gaura Vani is a multi-disciplinary artist - fluent in music, film and visual arts. He is most known for his Mantra Music performances. Gaura Vani's events are unifying and transporting - a mix of participatory rhythm and song, story and dance. He has traveled in Africa, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia performing both as a solo artist and with his sacred music ensembles “The Hanumen” and “Juggernauts.”
Gaura Vani is also a co-founder of Chant4Change a mantra-music festival that takes place in Washington, DC on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. He lives in suburban DC with his wife and three children.