The Kirtan Jozi team are committed to creating opportunities for Joburgers to experience the power and relevance of this ancient practise, through regular and one off events and accessible resources. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you wish to have us add Kirtan to your event.
Kirtan – call and response chanting – can seem a bit strange initially, but just like yoga, skydiving and falling in love, it’s one of those things you need to experience to truly understand what it does and how good it can feel.
Kirtan refers to chanting – one of the main practices of yoga. Classic Indian instruments, such as the harmonium and drum accompany the chant, while simple Sanskrit mantras are repeated in a call-and-response fashion, from the leader to the group, building in energy and tempo.
There’s no need to be shy as everyone’s voices blend together alongside the rhythm of the drums and the melody from the harmonium.