A Conversation With Mike Cohen

 July 1, 2013
Posted by Kitzie

I met Mike Cohen a few years ago when he was house sitting in Portland — we had lunch at a local food cart & spent a lovely afternoon together. He has since settled down in Grand Rapids, MI and has become one of the pillars of  Midwest kirtan. We talked about the growing kirtan scene in the Midwest and about his new Dattatreya Kirtan Institute, a resource for upcoming kirtan wallahs. Performing kirtan is simultaneously a musical performance and a spiritual practice, so things can sometimes get tricky. Mike is all about training future kirtan leaders, and we talk about a few of the exciting talent he’s working with. Hear Mike perform at this week’s Midwest Bhakti Fest, see the ad in the sidebar on the right for discounted tickets — and here’s the link to a poll to let us know what artists you’d like us to record live at the festival, if you’re a regular listener there are also a few questions about podcast direction. Next time from the Bhav my friends! Namaste.

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Om Mercury Max The Eternal Om
Shree Ram Michael H. Cohen Om Dattatreya: Journey to the West
Sai Isha Sharanam (Dance Of Ganesh) Michael H. Cohen Soul Contact
Shakti Gayatri Michael H. Cohen Soul Contact
Om Dattatreya Michael H. Cohen Om Dattatreya: Journey to the West
Hare Om Shivaya Michael H. Cohen Om Dattatreya: Journey to the West
Om Namoh Bhagavate Vasudevaya Michael H. Cohen Om Dattatreya: Journey to the West

 

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