Edo and Jö's story began four years ago when they fell in
love in Bali upon hearing each other sing. Since then, magical
adventures of music, yoga and humanitarian service (seva) have ensued in
India, Australia, Bali and around the world.
Featured in Australian Yoga Journal and Indian Link (2011), Edo and
Jo are acclaimed Australian kirtan artists and singer-songwriters. Their
music takes the listener on a journey of Eastern mystical mantras and
joyous melodies, with the marriage of lush vocal harmonies, rapturous
rhythms and gentle devotion acting as honey droplets for the soul.
Their live kirtan events organically infuse audiences with divine connection, emotional release and inner transformation.
Kirtan (Chant Music)
(‘to repeat’) is the ancient yoga practice of call and response singing
and chanting of the many Divine names (Namasmaranam). There are no
beginners or experts in Kirtan. It is an easy and joyous way to express
our voice, release our emotions, connect with our hearts and each other.
Also known as Bhajans (devotional songs) and mantra (sacred sound
formulas), the practice of Kirtan is universal and ultimately designed
to help us attain the purpose of yoga, which is union with our eternal
nature (call it Self, Spirit, Soul, Atman, God, Reality or any other
name). Kirtan works on many levels, from relaxation of physical tensions
in the body to deeper states of awareness beyond mind and the
unconscious patterns that block us from feeling deeply connected to
ourselves, world and nature. This sacred sound yoga is a universal
practice that transcends any religious, cultural or racial differences
and can be practiced and enjoyed by all.
The chants we sing are mostly in Sanskrit, although we also incorporate Tamil, Hindi and Hebrew.
Location: Qi Freshwater, 2 Moore Rd (opposite Harbord Growers Market)
Time: 7.00 - 9.00pm (doors open 6.30pm)
Cost: $25 on the door
Booking: Strongly recommended.