About TampaKirtan

Tampa Kirtan was created with the intention of providing a space to connect Kirtan Lovers with Kirtan Artists in the Tampa Bay area (and everywhere!).

This is a labor of love, we do the best to keep track of all the Kirtans in Tampa Bay, and a little bit of Sarasota and Orlando thrown in.

Here is a partial listing of some of the local Kirtan artists featured here, not in any particular order:

Steve Blom

Steve Blom

Atmospheric Guitarist and Synthesist, member of Bhaav & Red Tailed Experience

Catherine Dana Costa

Catherine Dana Costa

Voice, Guitar, Ukelele, Flute, and Hurdy-Gurdy, Member of Bhaav & Red Tailed Experience

Barry Skeete

Barry Skeete

Percussionist with the Kirtan group BHAAV, Co-owner of OOB Custom made Cajon Drums, and member of the Red Tailed Experience.

Christine Ghezzo

Christine Ghezzo

Singer, Harmonium, Traditional Indian Classical Student, Member of Bhaav & Red Tailed Experience

Cheryl Chaffee

Cheryl Chaffee

Yoga Teacher, Voice, Harmonium, Teacher Trainer, Kirtan Leader, Lover of Life!

Shankh Lahiri

Shankh Lahiri

Voice, Tabla, Harmonium

Heather Derigo

Heather Derigo

Vocals, Djembe, Full Drum Kit, Architect of the Divine Invisible, Universal Unifier, Radical Transformer, Music & Arts Enthusiast

Joel Jadus

Joel Jadus

Voice, Guitar, Kirtan leader, yoga & mindfulness teacher

Eluv

Eluv

Voice, Singing Bowls, Healing Music, Kirtan

Suzanne Alverez

Suzanne Alverez

Singer, songwriter, artist

Missy Balsam

Missy Balsam

Vocals, Harmonium, Yoga Instructor

Rick Franz

Rick Franz

Composer, Voice, Guitar, Bass, also plays with numerous other Kirtan Artists all over the US

Dana Kaplan

Dana Kaplan

Voice, Harmonium, Yoga Teacher, and member of TBD (To Bring Devotion) Kirtan Group in Orlando

Jim Beckwith

Jim Beckwith

Sitar, Guitar, Voice, an accomplished musician, photographer, songwriter, composer & music producer.

Sarasota Joe

Sarasota Joe

Kirtan Leader, Guitar, Voice

And many more. We will be getting some links together soon so that you can connect with these Kirtan artists and also find more places that Kirtans are held.

We want this to be a shared space where we can come together and announce each others events and discuss all things Kirtan!

What Is KIRTAN?

Kirtan is a form of devotional chanting whose roots go back over 500 years to India. It is a form of Bhakti Yoga (yoga of devotion) and has the power to open the heart and connect us to the divine. The call and response singing is accompanied by musical instruments and percussion. The audience is encouraged to participate by chanting, clapping and dancing. Kirtan is not a performance as we know it, it is a shared musical and spiritual experience which draws people together in joy and unity. In its heartfelt expression Kirtan can induce profound states of meditation and bliss.

As Kirtan came to the United States, the musical aspect changed to not only focus on Indian traditions of music, but to incorporate various American and World traditions. Each Kirtan singer and group has their own wonderful blend of influences, and modes of expressing bliss.

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