Time & Location
26 jul 2023 18:00 – 27 jul 2023 01:00
Amsterdam, T.T. Neveritaweg 59, 1033 WB Amsterdam, Netherlands
About the event
We will open this beautiful evening with a heart opening Cacao Ceremony:
Dance of Devotion is a contemporary mantra concert that you don’t want to miss! The Kirtaniyas are coming to Amsterdam to infuse you with the elevating vibes of ecstatic kirtan, cacao ceremony with Shaz & The Medicine Man, world beats and visuals by DJ/VJ Rakesh, a live kirtan DJ set by Vijay Krsna and a kirtan jam with any of you that feels ready to jam with the band.
18:00-19:00 Doors open with Music & Visuals by DJ/VJ Rakesh 19:00-19:30 Sacred Songs by Lucid Yin 19:30-20:30 Cacao Ceremony with Shaz & the Medicine Man (powered by Pure Kakaw) 20:30-22:00 Ecstatic Kirtan with the KIRTANIYAS; Vijay Krsna & Vraj Mohan 22:00-23:00 Live Kirtan DJ Set by Vijay Krsna 23:00-00:00 Music & Visuals by DJ/VJ Rakesh 00:00-01:00 Kirtan Jam (mantra musicians invited)
All of this in an intimate setting where you can feel at ease and enjoy. We’ll set up a nice ambiance with carpets on the floor, an altar, fresh flowers and candles to get a glimpse of the sacred vibes of India. You are warmly invited to come and sing along and/or bring your instruments for the final kirtan jam. This event is family friendly; there will be food and drinks available at the bar.
Vijay Krsna’s upbringing was a multicultural and multi-faith banquet of arts, music and meditation, where East converged with West in a sensory explosion of musical exploration. The son of a sound engineer, Vijay Krsna grew up with the rhythms of dub, reggae, Sufi qawwali, West African music, Bollywood, and kirtan emanating from his father’s home-engineered vinyl sound system. At the age of 17, Vijay Krsna left home to begin his worldwide journey as a traveling kirtan performer. His rich ethnic and musical childhood traveled with him and over the years has grown into a vibrant, heartfelt expression of self that can only be described as the romance between urban hip-hop and a profound devotional inner world. Vijay Krsna’s creations – be they his kirtans, his Bhakti-Yoga workshops, his self-designed clothes, or his hybridized unions of enchanting, ancient mantras with electronic dance music and subsonic bass – are all marked by an unmistakable artistic flare that celebrates the beauty of the paradoxical.
Our mission is to spread seeds of love & hope through music, teachings & ceremony. ‘𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘋𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮, 𝘗𝘶𝘳𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘦 & 𝘋𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘺? 𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘗𝘭𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘎𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘓𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘣𝘺 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘙𝘶𝘭𝘦𝘴? 𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘜𝘱, 𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘛𝘳𝘶𝘵𝘩 & 𝘭𝘦𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘝𝘰𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘣𝘦 𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘥?’ We invite you On the 26th of July for a sacred ceremony with the heart opening master plant of raw cacao. Celebrating Life together with our voices & Medicine music. Playing dancing, healing & sharing. Remembering we are all One.
As a well known VJ Rakesh has been at the forefront of the conscious scene, blending visuals and images at conscious and barefoot dancing events since 2006. He likes to inspire people visually and uplift energy by creating an heart atmosphere in sync with music. His images often take you to new realms and dimensions inside yourself.
Online ticket: €25
At the door: €30
Group (4 tickets): €80
Kids under 15: €12.50