Events

New York, NY: Kirtan with Nina Rao

Join us in the practice of chanting the Divine Names.

Life In Motion
2744 Broadway
2nd Floor

New York, NY 10025

Suggested donation $10-$20 at the door.

Nina Rao offers the practice of chanting born from her South Indian roots and influenced by her many years of chanting in the USA. Her debut album, “Antarayaami – Knower of All Hearts" blends the sacred sounds of traditional eastern tabla, dholak, harmonium, kartals, bansuri flute, esraj, and sarod with Western electric bass, violin, guitar and banjo, and soulful vocals. Come join her for an evening of devotional call-and-response music accessible for all to sing along with!

Nina Rao learned traditional chants (bhajans) from her grandfather in a village in south India when she nine years old. The chants quietly stayed with her until she rediscovered chanting with Krishna Das in New York in 1996. For many years Nina has been Krishna Das' business manager and assistant, often touring with him playing cymbals and singing. In 2007, she recorded the track 'Nina Chalisa' on Krishna Das' CD "Flow of Grace " and in January 2013, she released her debut album, "Antarayaami - Knower of All Hearts". Nina regularly leads kirtan, chanting of the Hanuman Chalisa, and sings for yoga classes in her hometown of Brooklyn, NY and beyond.