Musician to perform at Mountain Yoga
Musician Dave Stringer will chant across the U.S. to introduce the new American kirtan movement to yoga studios and galleries along his route. Sponsored by Ascent Magazine, the Yoga Journal conferences and Be Present clothing, the tour began Sept. 2 and will continue through the end of the year. Stringer will tour in support of his third release “Mala,” out now on Ajna Music. He will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mountain Yoga, 3330 Lake Tahoe Blvd., in the Lakeview Plaza. Tickets are $10 per person. For more information call Mountain Yoga at (530) 543-1400.
Profiled in Time and Billboard magazines as a leader of the new American kirtan movement, Stringer fuses kirtan (from the Sanskrit word meaning “to sing”) – an age-old practice of rhythmic call-and-response mantra chanting – with elements of pop music – a practice that has become popular as a live music happening in hundreds of yoga studios across the U.S. As Dave says, participating in a kirtan “You’re not just listening to the music, you are the music.”
Stringer’s sound marries the transcendent mysticism of traditional Indian instruments with the exuberant, groove-oriented sound of American gospel. A spontaneous and articulate public speaker, he probes the dilemmas of the spirit with a sly and unorthodox sense of humor. His work translates the ancient traditions of kirtan and yoga into inspiring and thoroughly modern participatory theater, open to a multiplicity of interpretations, and accessible to all.