Such Joy! The RelaxPansion Outdoor Concert Series for Summer 2021 is now underway! Our second offering is an exquisite, modern day Kirtan experience! Three established, beloved artists will each offer their own sacred, spacious sets with collaboration of the highest order! Jens Jarvie, Joss Jaffe, and Prema Mayi fully "Live" as we gather together to get there... * * * * ========= Tickets at The Music Coop downtown Ashland or online via BrightStar Live Events: $25 adv, $30 at the door!
*** Jens Jarvie is a passionate musician who brings his craft to life through Kirtan (devotional call and response chanting of sanskrit mantras) and conscious music. His chanting and original lyrics will inspire you to take flight in the vastness of the heart. His songs invoke healing and transformation, inviting you on a journey of depth and transcendence. Offering inspirational kirtan and conscious music for the mind, body and soul. Jens Jarvie's music is about celebration, embodiment and remembrance. Through positive affirmations, healing mantras, engaging melodies and driving rhythms, Jens Jarvie and The Heart Wide Open offers a spirit of strength and upliftment that invites you to soar into gratitude for this life we are living! “I feel a deep and profound resonance to the power and practice of Mantra. When we come together to sing Kirtan, we take refuge in the temple of the heart. It’s like coming home." — Jens Jarvie ========= *** Joss Jaffe’s music is rooted in his desire to unite people through spirit, love, joy, community and consciousness. Joss creates innovative songs that bring international artists from different cultures and languages into a nexus where new music is discovered. His music invites the audience into a space of spontaneous joy. Joss’ earliest memories include mantra chanting, listening to 60’s-70’s era vinyl records, and experiencing the sounds of the world through travel. By age 9 he could play guitar and began writing and producing his own songs. Drawn in by the music of India, at 16 he studied tabla, sarode, and vocal music from Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri. His studies with them continued for the next 10 years.
“Dub Mantra music by Joss Jaffe. Talk about a world of sound” --Community Idea Stations (PBS)
“Joss Jaffe’s music is an insightful exploration into the many ways musical worlds can overlap.” --LA Yoga Magazine Today, Joss continues to share his gifts with the world through his albums and live performances. He has toured throughout multiple continents, bringing his music to an international audience. Joss’ work as a producer and composer has been critically acclaimed by LA Yoga Magazine, No Depression, Vents, Top Shelf, the UK’s Om Magazine, Yoga Journal and other prominent publications.
“It’s surprising in the degree to which Jaffe and company get the cultures to mix and not clash." --WVIA Public Radio & Media ========= *** Prema Mayi is a native of Chile, and lived there until the age of ten. Her parents and three brothers migrated to Spain and France, where their spiritual journey took a significant turn. Coming in contact with a Bhakti yoga ashram in France, they decided to leave behind their lives and embrace a new way of love and dedication that harmonized the journey of the soul in this human experience. She studied some of the arts of Vedic culture, such as drama, dance, Kirtan, mantra meditation, and the philosophy of Bhakti. Through extensive years of practice, she developed a strong relationship with Kirtan: Chanting mantras as a musical expression, a way of glorifying God and Goddess and our existence in this divine love affair. The practice began at 4:00 AM, dancing and chanting; entering the day as a sacred offering. she studied for many years under the guidance of her spiritual master, Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayan Maharaj, and traveling to India on Pilgrimage for many years, while deepening in the realms of love and devotion. Discovering the power this sacred sound vibration, kirtan, offers, she now travels around the world with her sons, sharing a transformational experience and connection to divine source. ========= *** Such a gift to bring this trio to RELAXPANSION CONCERT — A Gala Kirtan Summer Sunday Evening! for info or ??s call Lloyd: 415.847.1144