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Ojai, CA - An Evening of Kirtan with Nina Rao

Join us a for a blissful evening of kirtan with Nina Rao
Saturday, April 27th
Sattvic Indian dinner served at 5:30pm
Kirtan 7-9pm
Suggested donation at the door

Hanuman Gardens
1190 El Toro Rd., Ojai,
California 93023

Nina Rao learned traditional chants (bhajans) from her grandfather in a village in south India when she was nine years old. The chants quietly stayed with her until she rediscovered chanting with Krishna Das in New York in 1996. Her childhood was spent living in and moving between many countries around the world and when she settled in New York her working life began in the banking world, switched to organizing and leading photographic wildlife safaris in Africa and India, and now for many years, is Krishna Das' business manager and assistant.

Nina tours with Krishna Das, playing cymbals and singing with him, and was honored in 2013 to accompany him at the Grammy Awards webcast performance. In 2007, she recorded the track 'Nina Chalisa' on Krishna Das' CD"Flow of Grace - Chanting the Hanuman Chalisa". In January 2013, she released her debut album, "Antarayaami - Knower of All Hearts". The double CD includes devotional kirtan, bhajan, and a variety of Hanuman Chalisa melodies including a duet with Krishna Das. In 2018, Nina recorded released her second album “Anubhav". Nina regularly leads kirtan, chanting of the Hanuman Chalisa, and sings for yoga classes in her hometown of Brooklyn, NY and beyond

Suggested donations $40 for both workshop and kirtan
$25 for one event either workshop or kirtan. Cash only.

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