Singing in the Bhakti Tradition – a 5 class series at Loyola Marymount University’s Yoga Studies program (open to the public)
Taught by Sheela Bringi
An immersion into the exuberant, joyful, rasa-filled devotional songs of the Bhakti Tradition, from its roots in Indian classical and folk music, through its modern-day expression in the West. Devotional songs by famous Indian poet-saints such as Mirabai and Kabir will be taught, as well as kirtan/bhajan (call-and-response chants) to Hindu deities. A selection of songs from Guru lineages will also be explored. In addition, participants will be introduced to the Indian classical melodic framework of raaga through vocal exercises and guided improvisation, and also to rasa, the emotive aesthetic framework of Indian arts. Each participant will be trained to lead the class in call-and-response chants, culminating in an evening of devotional music open to the community. Those who own a tanpura, harmonium, or percussion instrument (cajon, djembe, etc), are welcome to bring instruments to class and receive basic instruction on how to accompany the singing.
Feb. 2 – March 1 (5 classes) | $195
Loyola Marymount University
presented by LMU Extension Yoga Studies & Loyola Marymount University