Amal Kirtan Das
Amal Kirtan Das (Amit More) is a promising young Hindustani Shastreeya Sangeet Vocalist from the Lineage of Musicians. He is born in pious Maharashtrian family who have always been the lovers of music. He is the great grandson of Kirtankar buva Late Sri Dhondiba More and son of Sri Gajendra More. He is fortunate to have been born in the family of eminent musicians and in the direct parampara of Saint Tukaram. His father is lover of music and bhajans. His mother, Sharada More, is one who actually put lot of efforts in making him learn Shastreeya Sangeet right from the age of 5 yrs.
At the age of 8, he started singing in public performances and was appreciated by many a senior vidwan. He participated in numerous competitions and has won many prizes. To name a few – 1st prize in the music competitions held by Sakal, by Kannada sangah for purandardas award He has participated in inter school competitions and inter college and state level competitions and has won several prizes. He had been accompanying his Guru late Pandit Suresh Gurav and currently Pandit Suresh Patki in his music concerts in India and has given solo music concerts and has participated in television programmes.
He has the blessings of Pujyasri Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Asha tai Bhosale, Usha tai Mangeshkar, Sureshji Wadkar, Ravindraji Sathe and many others, before whom he has sung and received appreciations and blessings for his music career. Apart from being a Hindustani Classical Vocalist, he as well holds a Credit Grade certification in Ayurveda from the Tilak Vidyapeeth Pune and BE Electronics engg, Post Graduate in computers, 10 yrs of extensive training and education in Vedic Texts and Kirtan & Bhajan Philosophy.
He coaches people in application of the same in the current generation and context. He has given many presentations to reputed colleges like NIITs and International Schools of India on Music and Kirtans. He says, “Music is very easy tool for everyone to connect to The Supreme and is the universal language of love. Even a child can connect to it”
Presented by – Amal Kirtan Das
Date: 28th to 29th July 2018
Location: Govardhan Ecovillage, P.O. Box Hamrapur, Tal: Wada, Dist: Palghar
4 in an AC Room – charges Rs. 3000 per head
2 In a Non-AC Room Common toilet / bath – Rs. 2600 per head
*No Prior Experience necessary. Age Group 18+, for Children below 18 separate workshop available
Kirtan is about expressing how much you feel for God. It opens our heart and make love of God flow with us.
This Kirtan workshop will equip the student in two ways.
First is the excellence and the second is mood & consciousness in which to do this kirtans. Just like a child is given sugar coated pill, similarly kirtan along with its sweet music is the medicine for healing all the pain in our hearts.
Kirtan means glorification of the Lord and purification of heart.
Since time immemorial this kirtan has been propagated by many acaryas like Madhvacarya, Ramanujacarya and 500 years ago Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu inundated the whole of India with kirtans. 50 years ago, Srila Prabhupada spread this kirtan movement worldwide making it accessible for anyone on the planet. Today, kirtan has become a buzz word for spiritual healing in western countries.
This kirtan workshop will not only help one to equip with the basic essential skill set but will also help a student to develop control over the mind and transform one’s consciousness.
Regarding excellence, a student will learn basic alankaras, how to culture the voice, lessons from the basics of classical and how to compose different Hare Krishna kirtans & Bhajans in different ragas. They will also learn in what mood to sing a kirtan. We hope you will find this curriculum interesting and helpful for your personal growth. We invite you to join us and be a part of this musical journey.
DAY 1 – 7 hrs
11 am to 11:35 am “Role of music in Spirituality” – Short Talk Basic definitions of the Classical music& Imp of Raaga
11:35 am to 01:00 pm Riyaz Methodology & 5 VOICE culturing (increase your vocal range and quality)
01:00 pm to 03:00 pm Lunch Break
03:00 pm to 05:00 pm Learn HKMM in different Raagas – Experience the transformational effect and healing power of Raaga based Hare Krishna Kirtans
05:00 pm to 05:45 pm Practice sessions for Group Performances
05:45 pm to 07:00 pm followed by Herbal drinks like herbal tea or hot lemon grass tea etc… Refresh + Yamuna Arati
07:00 pm to 07:30 pm Gaura Arati + Narshimha Arati In tmple hall
07:30 pm to 08:30 pm Group Performance by teams – GO LIVE!!
DAY 2 – 5hrs
09:00 am to 09:45 am Mood of Kirtans – Short Talk
09:45 am to 10:45 am Morning Prog Prayers
10:45 am to 11:45 am Morning Prog Prayers Practice sessions and Group evaluation.
11:45 am to 12:45 am Bhajans Ras Learning – Evolve in our Consciousness with the Consciousness of acharayas prayerful hearts
01:00 pm to 03:00 pm Lunch Break
03:00 pm to 03:30pm Bhajans Ras Learning – Evolve in our Consciousness with the Consciousness of acharayas prayerful hearts
03:30 pm to 03:45 pm Hot herbal tea or any other herbal drinks suitable for throat
03:45 pm to 04:45 pm Group Performance of Bhajans By the teams – Go LIVE !!!
04:45 pm to 05:00 pm Group Photo, Feedback Form and Sankalpa and certificate distribution – Become a member of KSH family …
The schedule is tentative. The registration and farewell time of the workshop will remain fixed.