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Grammy-Nominated Artist Jai Uttal Performs in Kids and Evening Concert

Oct 27, 2013 06:36AM

California-based, world music pioneer Jai Uttal returns to the D.C., area with two concerts on Saturday, November 9, featuring his eclectic East-meets-West sound. His call-and-response musical performances unite hearts and bring peace. The visit is a special collaboration of the D.C., and suburban Maryland based yoga studios that offer major children’s yoga programs and the Oneness-Family School (OFS), an international Montessori peace academy. “I’m so happy to share with D.C. folks the joy and energy that permeate this music,” says Uttal.

“Kirtan Kids Songs and Stories” will take place at 2 p.m., at Silver Spring’s Willow Street Yoga studio and feature such stories as The Elephant, the Monkey and the Little Butter Thief. Children and parents can expect to sing, laugh, dance and celebrate life together. “Kirtan! An Evening of Ecstatic Chant”, accompanied by Gaura Vani and Friends, will be at 7:30 p.m., in St. John’s Church sanctuary at OFS and feature dance-inspiring, call-and-response music for all ages.

After growing up in New York City’s music scene, Uttal studied with the legendary musician Ravi Shankar and made pilgrimages to India, singing ancient call-and-response kirtan in the temples of the revered Hindu teacher Neem Karoli Baba, whose students include Ram Dass and Krishna Das. Uttal’s recordings include “Queen of Hearts”, “Kirtan Kids”, “Shiva Station” and “Mondo Rama”.

The programs are presented by Grace Productions in partnership with Oneness-Family School, Willow Street Yoga, Circle Yoga and Lil Omm. Additional co-sponsors are Flow Yoga and Beloved Yoga.

To purchase tickets, call 800-838-3006 or visit



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