SPRING MUSIC AND MEDITATION CONCERT
Join Sahaja Yoga BC and Transformational Theatre for a FREE concert featuring music, meditation and dance in celebration of the first days of spring, Saturday, March 18 at 7pm at Surrey Arts Centre Mainstage. For this occasion, world renowned vocalist, Anandita Basu will perform with local tabla player Akaaljot Dhadda and the Sahaj Qawwali Group.
The concert will commence with a guided meditation followed by an opening dance performance by Chitra Chettiar and Eishita Rajeev, students of Nrityanjali Kathak Dance Academy. Then Kalina, a newly formed Slavic music ensemble will play traditional folk music, accompanied by VSO violinist, Jeanette-Bernal Singh. Kalina consists of both Ukranian and Russian members– symbolizing hope for peace during these troubled times. After intermission, Anandita will take the stage to deliver her signature soul satisfying songs, culminating in high energy qawwali.
This concert is part of a worldwide celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the birth of the Founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation, Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi. Shri Mataji was born on the Spring Equinox, March 21, 1923 in Chhindwara, India and started Sahaja Yoga in 1970. For over 50 years the method of meditation she devised has helped thousands of people create peace and balance in their lives. This concert is a tribute to her life, in appreciation for the work she did in establishing Sahaja Yoga in over 70 countries.
To save your seat, register at: www.sahajayogabc.ca/events
Anandita’s website is www.ananditabasu.com
Transformational Theatre thanks The City of Surrey for their support of the music and dance performances featured at this event.
TRANSFORMATIONAL THEATRE AND SAHAJA YOGA BC
Music and Meditation Festival 2022
August 6 & 7
Surrey City Hall Atrium, Centre Stage and Surrey Civic Plaza
This FREE event starts at noon on Saturday, August 6th, at Surrey City Hall. The festival features flute music by Edgar Muenala, indigenous dance by the Wild Moccasin Dancers, Kathak dance performance by Ahana Bhattacharya, meditation workshops with Rani Thompson of Raaga with Rani and multi-instrumentalists The Nair Brothers, activities for children and moms and more!
The evening concert features sarodist Stephen Day with Amarjeet Singh on tabla and finally, the Sahaj Qawwali group will take the stage to leave the audience full of joy!
Sunday, members of Sahaja Yoga BC will provide outdoor music at the Surrey Civic Plaza and free meditation classes at the Surrey Central Library.
Don't miss this unique event!
The City of Surrey is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Salish Peoples, including the q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), and Semiahma (Semiahmoo) land-based nations.
AND SURREY YUVA SHAKTI PRESENT
MUSIC AND MEDITATION ONLINE CONCERT MAY 1, 2021
Starting with a First Nations welcome ceremony by Kevin Kelly and Michael Kelly Gabriel, audiences will be taken on a journey opening the heart and mind through joyful, spiritual music. The event will open with a dance by Surrey Yuva Shakti member, Eishitaa Rajeev followed by an introduction to meditation and the Surrey Yuva Shakti Choir. This opportunity to experience deeper joy through the meditative qualities of Western and Indian classical music will continue with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Violinist Jeanette Bernal-Singh accompanied by her daughter Nandini Singh on cello, followed by the Sahaja Yoga Upon All Shores Ensemble and finally sitarist Sharanjeet Singh Mand with Sunny Matharu on tabla. Filmed at Surrey Arts Centre with support from the City of Surrey.
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At Transformational Theatre, we have witnessed powerful transformation in individuals achieved through expressive arts.
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