International Kirtan Artists

Ashley Wynn
sings with an authentic warmth and truth behind each breath that induces an intimate folk music quality and setting for deep healing.
Krishna Das
If one artist is synonymous with kirtan in the Western world, it’s Krishna Das. He has been recording since 1996, but has been on a spiritual journey his entire life.
David Newman
David Newman took the bar exam in 1992, but less than two months later opened Yoga On Main in Philadelphia. He thought he would wait a year, and if the yoga studio failed he would practice law.
Jai Uttal
Jai Uttal grew up in Manhattan and began studying classical piano at the age of seven. He went on to learn old-time banjo, harmonica, and guitar; He was a musical experimenter from the beginning.
Dave Stringer
Dave Stringer went to India in 1990 as a film editor and was transformed by the kirtan he heard at the ashram in Ganeshpuri. “The experience of chanting, which was at first total nonsense to me, was strangely compelling, not only musically but in terms of how I felt—completely ecstatic,” says Stringer.
Mirabai Moon
Mirabai Moon, is known in the Northeast, USA, for her immensely versatile and powerfully expressive voice which veers from ethereal dreaminess to soulful blues & jazz. She honed her craft studying vocal improvisation with Jazz legend Bobby McFerrin and Rhiannon of Voicestra.
Snatam Kaur
Snatam Kaur Khalsa, is an American singer, songwriter and author. Kaur performs new age Indian devotional music, kirtan, and tours the world as a peace activist. The surname “Kaur”, meaning “princess”, is shared by all female Sikhs.
Bhagavan Das
Bhagavan Das is a Western yogi who lived for six years in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. He is a singer and teacher.
Deva Premal
Deva Premal is a musician known for her meditative spiritual new-age music, which puts ancient Buddhist and Sanskrit mantras—as well as chants in other languages—into atmospheric contemporary settings.
Donna De Lory
Donna De Lory is an American singer, dancer and songwriter. Part of a musical family, De Lory has been performing since a young age.
Lana Sugarman
“Lana Sugarman is a Canadian yoga teacher, kirtan artist, and facilitator in yoga teacher training programs. She specializes in Yin, Jivamukti, Meditation, and Mantra.
Lana is currently based in Northeast Ohio.”
An award-winning artist and producer with over 30 years of live events in the U.S. and abroad, Ragani leads Milwaukee’s renowned Kirtan with Ragani, one of the largest independent and ongoing kirtan scenes in the U.S. She appeals to audiences around the world and is known for her heartlfelt vocals, inspiring stories and her down-to-earth sense of humor.
Spring Groove
is an internationally recognized World Folk Performer & Voice Teacher delivering Musical Medicine.
Vaiyasaki Dasa
Internationally recognized for his musical abilities to perform the ancient art form of Kirtan & Bhajan, Vaiyasaki Das provides a rare opportunity to experience a taste of authentic devotional music from the Vedic tradition.
Sat Kartar
Sat Kartar Kaur Khalsa’s offerings of music synthesize Eastern and Western influences, but are centered in her life study and practice of Sikh Kirtan and Kundalini and Naad Yoga (the yoga to access the inner Sound).
Girish is an eclectic artist with roots in jazz, world, and sacred music. His musical talents find
expression in a wide array of instruments – including tablas, world percussion, guitar, harmonium, and voice.
Jahnavih Harrison
Jahnavi Harrison was raised in a family of bhakti yoga practitioners at Bhaktivedanta Manor in Hertfordshire, England. She is a writer, musician and artist who aims to channel her creative expression as a path to self-realisation and service.
Manish Vyas
Sat Kartar Kaur Khalsa’s offerings of music synthesize Eastern and Western influences, but are centered in her life study and practice of Sikh Kirtan and Kundalini and Naad Yoga (the yoga to access the inner Sound).
Dara Mclean

Musical depth and Christian joy have rarely come
together as compellingly as they do in the music of
Dara Maclean. Hers is a joyful mix of pop idioms and
eternal truths, danceable beats and the good news.

Amrit Kirtan
At a very young age, Amrit Kirtan was already composing her own songs on the piano to play before audiences. “”I loved to sing”” she says, “”it gave me a sense of peace and
connection to those around me.”
Ajeet Kaur

Ajeet Kaur is a sacred chant artist + yoga teacher + healer. Her three albums have been featured on Billboard Top 10 New Age and #1 on ITunes World Music.

Rabbi Andrew Hahn
Rabbi Andrew Hahn (Reb Drew) combines a variety of tools to introduce Jewish Wisdom to an increasingly global, religious village.

He holds a Ph.D. in Jewish Thought from the Jewish Theological Seminary (Conservative) and received rabbinic ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (Reform).

Jennifer Richard
Originally from East Hartford, the 39-year-old Richard lives with her husband, Peter Marotto, in South Windsor. She sings Kirtan as well as several other genres of music at the Unitarian Universalist Society: East in Manchester.

She has a master’s degree in medieval studies from the University of Connecticut and gives private voice and guitar lessons.

International Kirtan Groups

Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda
Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda are Oregon based musical artists in the genre of mantra music and heart songs. As inspired singer/songwriters, they are best known for their English devotional lyrics infused with vedic mantras but are also well known for their enchanting acoustic kirtans. They also offer Mantra/Kirtan based electronic dance music they call “Kirtronica”.
Benjy and Heather Wertheimer have been leading kirtan (sacred chanting) worldwide since 2001 as the duo Shantala. They are known for their special gift of bringing the audience into a vast and loving experience through their unique blend of exquisite voices with instruments of India and the West.
The Kirtaniyas
California based Kirtaniyas are a global collective of musicians, producers and dancers. These energetic, multitalented artists grew up in a Vedic culture of song, dance, philosophy and devotion between ashrams and temples both in India and the western world.