Sunday, December 31 at 8:30 PM - 1 AM
New Years Eve Kirtan dance - Matura & Gypsy Moon
September 19, 2017
Nourish your body in the Hot Springs and Brighten your Soul with an uplifting Kirtan Dance!
Celebrate the New Year with the high energy Kirtan of Matura and Bhakti Shakti with special Guests Gypsy Moon featuring Master Musicians- guitarist Deva Priyo and Daniel Paul on Tabla with Books Blanchard Flute and Glenn Falkenberg on bass. Special Guests to be announced…Brighten your soul and rejuvenate your body in the relaxing hot springs and spa!
VIP ACCESS to Pool, Steam, sauna and hot pools with purchase of ticket! $10-20 sliding scale. (Our office and kitchen and spa access will close at 5pm on Dec. 31st)
Daniel Paul is an India Fulbright Award winning tabla drummer and graduate of the Ali Akbar College of Music who for more than two decades has been on the front lines of the international kirtan chanting movement as a singing tabla drummer to many of today’s top kirtan singers. From his long association accompanying Grammy nominee Jai Uttal and the exotic global vocalist Gina Salá, Daniel has also toured South America backing the soft prayers of Snatam Kaur and throughout North America contributing to the rocking chants of Dave Stringer and the Guru Ganesha Band.
Daniel has also maintained a varied eclectic career from music director for the Off-Broadway play "Ghashiram Kotwal" to decades of informal kirtan in the jungles and beaches of Maui. From Carnegie Hall to the Waikiki Bandshell, in a cave under old Jerusalem, to the temples and all night music festivals of India. Whether through kirtan, classical sitar and sarod, Kathak dance and bansuri flute recitals or his "Drumming For Everyone" workshops, Daniel continues to introduce new audiences to the magic of the tabla drums around the world.
Through the vehicle of sacred devotional music and the authoring of inspirational books Matura has been serving and inspiring others throughout the world for over 30 years by carrying forward the Bhakti lineage of his gurus from West Bengal India. He sings a wide variety of upbeat kirtans, original songs, world grooves and Sanskrit chants that heal, inspire and delight the soul. As an Ayurvedic Counselor certified by The American Institute of Vedic Studies, Matura assists others to find clarity and growth through the insight born of self-awareness, Ayurveda and Vedic Devotional Yoga.
Matura has dedicated his life to helping others heal body, mind and spirit in order to assist in the achievement of greater levels of satisfaction and success in all areas of life. He is the author of four books available on Amazon. Matura is an author, recording artist, public speaker, yoga teacher and Ayurvedic counsellor and as a multi-instrumentalist he plays sitar, harmonium, flute, and guitar, and sings a wide variety of original songs and sanskrit chants that heal, inspire and delight the soul. Songs from his three cds Dharma Wheels, Artistic-2-Mystic and Kirtan Gypsy Soul can be found online at amazon, itunes, spotify, cd baby and other outlets.
Multi-talented guitarist Deva Priyo and his band Gypsy Moon create a sound that is quite different, in that, it is not pure flamenco or nuevo flamenco. It has elements of both ,combined with electronic variances in what he describes as "Afro-Mediterranean Gypsy trance music." The blending of all these elements results in a fresh new organic sound. Filled with chants, overdubs, percussion, Arabic influences and Spanish guitar the music is world music at it's finest.The track "Gypsy Trance' best exemplifies the integration of the various styles to create a something totally unique. The song begins with mystical undertoned refrains (in Arabic?), coupled with Spanish guitar riffs and a percussive dance beat mixed between flamenco hand clapping. The exotic sounds of Gypsy Moon can be laid back and sensuous in the style of Sensual Sensual. Such is the case with the track,"Profundo Blanco," where soft female vocals are layered between the nuevo flamenco fret work of Priyo. Other hot tracks include "Lamento" that is a rhumbaesque tune, "Trance 7" which has a aboriginal down under feel to it( the band formed in Australia), there is a certain dream world quality to this mystical song and finally the fiery, inventive energy of " Cool Passion." This is a highly spirited disc that fits comfortably between your flamenco and nuevo flamenco collection.