The Kirtan Band : An Evening of Devotion

The Kirtan Band welcome you to the Study Society in London for an exciting evening of live devotional songs, kirtan and mantra

FEB 25th: doors at 7pm

Top Studio @ Colet House

Welcome to a special evening of live devotional songs with The Kirtan Band. The band are a passionate and dedicated group of musicians who perform Kirtan in a style that is authentic and traditional, blending the singing of intricate melodies of the Eastern subcontinent with subtle guitar solos and inventive hand drumming.

The pieces will be led by Sulekh Ruparell, a professional Indian musician with over 20 years of experience and an expert in devotional singing. The songs and ‘Mantra’ are based on beautiful Raga (Indian scales) in the ancient language of Sanscrit where external syallbles become internal vibrations.

In Kirtan singing, listeners are encouraged to join in as the artists present a unique style that creates a wonderful energy and elevates the consciousness.

If can’t make it in person, live too far away or would simply like to watch the Kirtan in the comfort of your own home, you can do so directly on zoom. If you are purchasing a zoom ticket, meeting details and password will be sent to you on the day of the event via email.

You’ll be able to enjoy the event at many levels from simply appreciating the artform to participating in the songs as each line is repeated by the artists. Simple and easy-to-follow, Kirtan is a wonderful source of relaxation.

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You can get a taste of sample tracks by The Kirtan Band here.

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Tickets:

  • £10.00 (zoom)
  • £12.00 (study Society members and U16)
  • £15.00 (advance booking)
  • £20.00 (door)

Reviews:

Thanks for a fantastic evening of Kirtan. The songs were beautiful and everyone had a great time joining in. (Janice, Organiser, The Light Yoga Space, Islington)

A Big Thank You for your wonderful Kirtan session at the Space this evening. We look forward to the next one. (Ginny, Organiser, The Space Yoga and Healing Studio, Oxfordshire)

An exceptionally well delivered program of Kirtan with great music and simple explanations that made for a very special and memorable evening at our centre! (Lizzy, Owner Matspace, Framlingham)

About The Band

The Kirtan Band is a group of musicians dedicated to singing authentic devotional songs. They are made up of Vocals, Harmonium (Indian Accordion), Tabla (Indian drums) and acoustic Guitar.

The live Kirtan Band experience is inspiring, relaxing and uplifting.helping listeners to find their inner voice.

What to expect

Invigorating music, spiritual anecdotes and tasty ‘prasad’
Traditional singing
Authentic ‘masala chai’ (Indian spice tea) throughout the evening.
– Relax with everyone- Feel the devotional vibe – Experience Kirtan in a beautiful setting- Enjoy the explanations of all the pieces on Song sheets provided

Line-Up

Sulekh(Harmonium/Vocals), Verena (Vocals), Dhanraj (Tabla), Boris (Guitar)

See you there!

The Kirtan Band

Kirtan London with Šárka Elias at The Study Society

Sulekh Ruparell

Sulekh Ruparell, founder of The Kirtan Band (www.kirtanband.co.uk) is a Vocalist, Harmonium accompanist and Tabla player with over 20 years of experience specialising in the art of Indian Classical Music. He learnt the style of Kirtan in India and this inspired him to establish the band in late 2013. Sulekh’s style is to combine a deep knowledge of Indian scales (Ragas) with a passionate and purposeful approach. This gives his Kirtan an authentic feel but without losing any of its true essence, which is the union of artist and audience in pure voice.

As well as Kirtan, Sulekh sings Bhajans, Ghazal, Sufi and Bollywood music with his Mehfil Band (www.mehfilband.co.uk), produces his own music at www.nirakar.com and is the creator of Tabla Works which provides downloadable lessons to anyone in the world wanting to learn Tabla or Harmonium. The courses are available for download at www.tabla.co.uk.

Frequetly Asked Questions

Can anyone attend?

Yes. This event is open to everyone.

Do I need to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Email on your phone is fine.

Can I purchase a ticket on the day?

Yes. You may purchase your ticket at the venue on door prior to the event for a cost of £20.00. Advance bookings are £15.00 and will only be available until the day before the event.

Can I purchase a ticket in advance from anywhere other than Eventbrite?

Eventbrite is the only place where a ticket may be purchsed other than at the venue on the day of the event although the Study Society website will also have the eventbrite ticket link.

What is the refund policy?

Unfortunately, all tickets to this event are non-refundable.

The name on the ticket does not match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes. You may transfer your ticket to a friend if for any reason you cannot make it to the event. Please kindly let us know at easternmusic@gmail.com with details so we can update our attendee list.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact Sulekh Ruparell at easternmusic@gmail.com