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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012 11:14 AM

Join us at Radha Kalachandji Hare Krishna Temple for a blissful weekend of 3 kirtan music concerts with Bada Haridas.Be transported to another realm by the devotion in his singing.

Fri,Jan 4th - Kirtan 6pm-9pm
Sat,Jan 5th - Kirtan Workshop 10:00am until 1:00pm;Evening Kirtan 4-9pm
Sun,Jan 6th - Class & Kirtan 6:30-9pm

Kirtan is the ancient call & response practice from India where rhythmic singing of mantra’s or names of God are sung.These ancient Vedic hymns,powerful and alive opens up the heart letting the Divine invade us with true love.

For more info re the kirtan workshop please contact Nrtya Kisori at neighbors.noa at

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Known for his inspiring and soulful chants, Bada Haridas has studied and performed Indian devotional music, including Indian classical music and raga since 1975.

Originally trained in classical music and jazz, he earned his degree from the University of Southern California (USC) in music composition, and a scholarship for his graduate studies at the Institute for Advanced Musical Studies in Montreau, Switzerland.

Bada Haridas artistically blends his many influences to create unique music in celebration of the divine. A sincere practitioner of bhakti yoga, there is a depth to Bada Haridas' music and quality of singing that is simply captivating.

He travels internationally, presenting seminars on Vaisnava songs and devotional practices. He is also a celebrated Kirtan singer and performs at festivals around the world.

Bada Haridas, his wife and two children currently live in Gainesville, Florida, where he teaches mridanga, harmonium, voice, and music theory and composition. In his home studio he composes, arranges and records devotional music in traditional and contemporary styles. In addition to producing his own original music, he produces recordings for many other artists.

Bada Haridas will be the first to tell you he’s not a performer or a professional musician. He left that life behind him in ’75 when he chose to follow the path of his spiritual teacher, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Living as a monk in the Los Angeles ashram, accepting vows of austerity and sense control, his musician life and its trappings quickly became a past life, devoid of maya’s glitter. In its place, Kirtan, the devotional singing of Krishna’s names, became his music and his personal connection to the divine. Learning the Sanskrit and Bengali songs and prayers, studying the ancient melodies and ragas, and teaching himself eastern instruments to accompany kirtan, Bada Haridas became a sought after kirtan leader and teacher.

His teaching expanded beyond the local ashrams to high schools, colleges, and universities. With his knowledge and training in both western and eastern music, and his experience in composition and arrangement, he began assisting kirtan singers in recording and producing.

In his studio an amazing array of artists and projects are immortalized in digital sound: young kirtan artist’s first albums, known kirtan artist’s albums, children’s plays and narrations, fusion music, hip-hop, jazz, pop, and more. It is also in this studio Bada Haridas produces his albums and kirtan courses.

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