Hebrew Mystical Chant with The Kirtan Rabbi
Advance $20 / At the door $25
The practice of Kirtan originated in India. Its intention was to bring sacred chanting out of the temple precincts and into the streets for everyone to experience. Its form is nearly always in the call-and-response format. Rabbi Hahn himself characterizes Hebrew Kirtan as, “fully participatory call-and-response chant where short, sacred phrases from the Jewish tradition are treated as powerful, universal meditations. It is at once contemplative, ecstatic, and ...simply fun.” Many religious experts feel that Kirtan is particularly suited to these times, when so many people seek to participate in uplifting, communal experiences.
Kirtan Rabbi (Rabbi Andrew Hahn) is one of a new breed of cutting-edge, artist-rabbis whose joyful music and teachings address the deepest longings of the 21st century. He unites celebration of Torah and song in a way that allows people of all ages to discover renewed energy within their Jewish or spiritual practice. A long time martial arts instructor, and ordained rabbi with a doctorate in Jewish philosophy, Rabbi Hahn laces his simple, alluring chants with meditation techniques and traditional learning. He has two musical CDs: the widely-praised Kirtan Rabbi: Live and the recently released, studio production, Achat Sha'alti (one thing I seek).
For more information on Kirtan Rabbi and Hebrew Kirtan (including a video), go to www.KirtanRabbi.com