Friday night Mantra Rock Kirtan: Join Katie Wise + Bhakti Explosion for an uplifting Kirtan concert that will celebrate universal love through devotional call and response singing, fused with conscious English lyrics, and rockin beats. A heart-centered yogi who loves to rock ‘n’ roll, Katie has performed some of the biggest sacred music and arts festivals in the US and internationally. Joining her are Gayan Gregory Long on percussion, Yoshi Aono on guitar, John Hoelle on bass, Noah Rouse Wilson IV on sitar and dilruba, and Makaysha Rain, on vocals. Fueled by warm, east-meets-west grooves, this evening of soulful mantra rock will get your body moving and your spirits soaring. More at www.bhaktiexplosion.com.
Closing Kirtan Jam with DJ Drez and Katie Wise + Bhakti Explosion: Join DJ Drez, and Katie Wise + Bhakti Explosion as they close the yoga tent for Arise 2019. DJ Drez, sound ambassador and master of his craft, cuts and composes profoundly original tracks that facilitate body movement practice of all forms— dance, yoga asana or after-hours intimate/ecstatic. A heart-centered yogi who loves to rock ‘n’ roll, Katie and her band have performed some of the biggest sacred music festivals in the US and internationally. Together this powerhouse duo will explore a musical soundscape, with east-meets-west grooves, hip hop vibes, electronic-meets organic soulful jam to get your body moving and your spirits soaring. More at www.bhaktiexplosion.com, and www.djdrez.com
Heart-centered yogis who love to rock ‘n’ roll have been flocking to Katie Wise + Bhakti Explosion’s live events and at the biggest sacred music festivals in the US and internationally, such as Lovelight, Unify, Arise, Hanuman Festival, Bhakti Fest, Shakti Fest, Festival of Colors USA. Stonehenge Music Festival, and Holistic Manchester.
Based in Boulder, Colorado, this bhakti-infused powerhouse band pulses with rootsy world soul, featuring angelic harmonies that soar over an array of western and Indian instruments, and they are moving into fusion with conscious English lyrics, and a swampy, gritty rock sound.
Their debut album, Lovolution, is praised by Dave Stringer as combining “beautifully nuanced country and Americana influences, inflected with just the right amount of Eastern mysticism.” Produced by Grammy-nominee Ben Leinbach and featuring guest vocals by Jai Uttal, Lovolution has received acclaim in the US (Yoga Journal, Yoga International), UK (Kindred Spirit, Yoga Magazine) and Australia (Soul Traveller Radio, and Australian Yoga Life), and was named “best chant album of the year” by American promoter Lloyde Barde. David Newman calls leader Katie Wise “a solid force and presence for those who look to their music for peace, heart, groove, and spiritual inspiration.”
Katie Wise + Bhakti Explosion are America’s pioneers of mantra-rock music. Their music has the power to heal and inspire the world. More at bhaktiexplosion.com