Dave Stringer is igniting chant scenes all over the globe. In this interview, he shares his music and musings on the ancient art of kirtan as a spiritual path of awakening.
Originating in India, kirtan (pronounced keer-tahn) is a form of meditation through sacred chanting, in which the performers and audience sing to one another in an ongoing call and response fashion. Kirtans are rapidly becoming a phenomenon in the U.S, with thousands flocking to events and festivals from coast to coast.
Dave Stringer is profiled as one of the most innovative artists of the new American kirtan movement by publications as diverse as Time, Billboard, Yoga Journal and In Style. He frequently works in tandem with internationally celebrated yoga teachers, creating music for workshops led by John Friend, Shiva Rea, Ram Dass, Gurmukh, and many others. Stringer has produced recordings with Azam Ali, Vas, Axiom of Choice, Rasa, Suzanne Teng, Shaman’s Dream and the Open Door Orchestra. His voice also appears on numerous soundtracks, including the blockbuster film Matrix Revolutions and the video game Myst. Stringer has also served as a volunteer, teaching meditation and chanting to inmates at a number of correctional facilities in the United States.
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