We warmly invite you to join us for an afternoon of chanting with kirtan musicians Harb Gill and Phil Gunter. Chanting is a quick and joyful way to quieten the mind and drop deeply into the heart space. This is an inclusive practice. Everybody is welcome! The chants combine deep skill and craft with raw heart-felt devotion. We do not subscribe to any tradition while remaining deeply respectful of all.
When: Saturday, May 17th, 2-4pm
Where: St Kilda Studio
About the kirtanis:
Harbant Gill - Harb, by day a journalist, grew up in the Sikh tradition and has been chanting since she could speak. She is also a musician who has been playing the harmonium and leading chants for 17 years. Singing and leading chants have been an essential part of her spiritual journey.
Philip Gunter - Phil, who started meditating at 17, has been leading chants as a merdang player and percussionist for nearly 20 years. He is one of the in-demand drummers for kirtan in Melbourne and has a sensitivity and groove that's truly sublime.
Phil is also a professional oud player, and has been recording music for the past 22 years as a solo artist and an ensemble member. He has performed everywhere from the Melbourne Recital Centre to intimate venues since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts and Monash University, where he did his masters. Phil's first recording was as a 28-year-old lute player in the medieval group Cantigas, of which he was the founding member. He has toured extensively in Australia and New Zealand and recorded three CDs under the Move Records label. He is in the process of recording his 10th CD.
At our St Kilda Studio.