“This film fed my soul” (Ram Dass, author of Be Here Now)
With a history dating back centuries in India, kirtan (call-and-response yogic chanting) began to catch on in the West during the ’60s and is now all around us. Kirtan stars win Grammy Awards and pack theaters, with artists blending traditional melodies and words with rock, R&B, hip hop, and electronica. Join Krishna Das, Snatam Kaur, Jai Uttal, Deva Premal & Miten, and other kirtan luminaries, as they perform and talk about how they came to this practice and have been themselves transformed. Mantra is a perfect introduction to this world, but experienced chanters will also appreciate the stories of people who find a sense of inner peace, reconnecting with their true selves and with others as they sing together.