Corvallis Kirtan Live with Mike Cohen and Johanna Beekman

November 20, 2015
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis
Corvallis, OR

December 7, 2018

Best of the Midwest Yoga & Kirtan Fest

In his edition of the New World Kirtan Podcast, we feature live cuts from a few of the artists who played at the Midwest Yoga & Kirtan Fest. What an incred […]

May 8, 2018

David Newman Live at Bhakti Fest Midwest 2013

April was quite the month for sacred music here in Corvallis! It began with a great weekend with David Newman — on Saturday night the Unitarian Church was ful […]

March 18, 2015

HuDost Live at Chantlanta 2015

HuDost, a Neo Folk World Rock Ensemble from Montreal and Nashville, is a unique band. I first saw them at Bhakti Fest West last year where the […]

September 30, 2014

Donna De Lory Live at Bhakti Fest West 2014

This week we have the second of the sets recorded at Bhakti Fest West 2014 — Donna De Lory’s Sunday evening dance party that ended the festival. The […]

September 19, 2014

Memories of Bhakti Fest West 2014

This week’s podcast is very different from our usual Bhakti Fest wrap-up, and it’s because this year I had a very different experience at the festiv […]

July 16, 2014

Namaste Nation: Club Divine with DJ Taz LIVE at Bhakti Fest Midwest

If you like to dance but can’t stay up for the late night dance parties, this week’s show is for you. It’s a Club Divine dance set played by […]

July 9, 2014

Bhakti Fest Midwest 2014 Wrap-Up

This one should be titled “The Year We Moved Inside.” Because of heavy wind & thunderstorms the decision was made on Wednesday to move the entir […]

June 27, 2014

Krishna Das LIVE at Bhakti Fest Midwest 2014

Any time is a good time to sing with Krishna Das, but singing with him live is the best. This is the set he and his great band played for us last Saturday nig […]

March 7, 2014

Jai Uttal LIVE at the Denver Chant Fest 2014

Since starting down the path of Bhakti Yoga I’ve been blessed with many magical moments, and Jai Uttal’s kirtan Saturday night at the Denver Chant Fest […]

March 2, 2014

The Pushpams LIVE at the Denver Chant Fest 2014

The Pushpams (Sanskrit for a ceremonial offering of flowers) are a kirtan group local to Denver, and they played a great set two weeks ago at the Denver Chant F […]

February 28, 2014

Deepak & the Breath of Life Tribe LIVE at the Denver Chant Fest 2014

The Denver Chant Fest followed by Dave Stringer’s Flight School was a warm blast of mid-winter Bhakti in grey, cold February. Both were incredible experie […]

January 28, 2014

Denver Chant Fest 2014!

We had such a stellar time at the Denver Chant Fest last year. The festival is held in a Masonic temple built in 1906 — the Sherman Street Event Center. I […]

October 8, 2013

Sean Johnson & the Wild Lotus Band at Bhakti Fest 2013

Sean Johnson & the Wild Lotus Band played a beautifully moving set at Bhakti Fest West this year. Their music was colored by a terrible family tragedy &#82 […]

October 1, 2013

Bhakti Fest 2013 Wrap Up — The Year It Rained

Every Bhakti Fest I’ve attended has been special, and each has been unique. Bhakti Fest 2013 was the 5th year celebration, and Mother Nature celebrated wi […]

July 30, 2013

Mantra Alchemy with Vijay Krsna of the Kirtaniyas

On Sunday afternoon at Bhakti Fest Midwest, Vijay Krsna of the Kirtaniyas gave a wonderful workshop on Mantra Alchemy, this week we bring it to you as the last […]

July 26, 2013

Bhakti Fest Midwest Wrap-Up

This week we have more from a beautiful summer weekend in Madison, WI with musical selections from local kirtan bands Maashakti Das & Kirtan Path. Enjoy my […]

July 15, 2013

David Newman Live at Bhakti Fest Midwest

It was a perfect Saturday afternoon in Madison, WI. The crowd at Bhakti Fest Midwest was high with the joy of dancing, singing & celebrating together as a […]

July 13, 2013

GuruGanesha Band Live at Bhakti Fest Midwest

The GuruGanesha Band was the breakout for me at this year’s  Bhakti Fest Midwest — and from the comments I heard & read I think it’s tru […]

July 13, 2013

Bhakti Fest Celebrates Five Years of Festivals

Getting ready for the big 5th year Celebration!
By Beth Shaw      LA Yoga
This year, Bhakti Fest will be lighting five candles on its birthday cake. The ins […]

June 25, 2013

Blue Spirit Wheel Live In Corvallis

Here in Corvallis we just had a Solstice weekend jam-packed full of great kirtan. Atlanta-based Blue Spirit Wheel played a Yoga class & a kirtan concert as […]

June 11, 2013

Dave Stringer Live at Shakti Fest 2013

I’ve heard Dave Stringer perform live numerous times, and several things continue to impress me —  his energy (off the charts), his sharp wit,  […]

June 4, 2013

Shakti Fest 2013 Wrap-Up

After a festival like Shakti Fest, returning to the world takes a while. Always I feel as though the cells in my body have been shaken up & put back togeth […]

April 10, 2013

C.C.White LIVE at the Denver Chant Fest

This week’s set brings us back to the magic of the Denver Chant Fest. C.C. White was the picture of grace & beauty that night — she had just lost se […]

March 5, 2013

Jai Uttal LIVE at the Denver Chant Fest

Listening to this podcast took me right back to the magic of the Denver Chant Fest. I recorded a lot of great material — C.C. White rocked the house, the […]

February 19, 2013

Dave Stringer LIVE at the Denver Chant Fest

Dave Stringer’s set on Friday night opened the Denver Chant Fest, and is the first of the live podcasts I’ll be posting from last weekend. Live sou […]

September 25, 2012

Bhakti Fest 2012 Wrap-Up

We’re finally settling in at home after a very full two weeks. This week’s podcast was recorded last week in Cape Cod, and will give you a wrap-up o […]

September 17, 2012

Bhakti Fest 2012 Day 4 Sampler

Sunday at Bhakti Fest, starting at 9:30AM with Saul David Raye & a BIG coffee. Bhakti Messenger next, then Govindas & Radha, Shantala & the beginnin […]

September 13, 2012

Girish, Bhakti Fest 2012

A sweet & funky set by Girish, in the late Sunday morning slot at Bhakti Fest — the last song never fails to bring me to tears. Sunday was pretty coo […]

September 13, 2012

Bhakti Fest 2012 Day 3 Sampler

Saturday at Bhakti Fest! There were so many artists to see, the Hanuman stage (smaller) was just rockin’ as was the main stage. Here is the set in order o […]

September 8, 2012

Deepak & the Breath of Life Tribe, Bhakti Fest 2012

They were great, enjoy!
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September 7, 2012

Bhakti Fest 2012 Day 2 Sampler

Bhakti Fest Day 2, another Bhav-filled day in the desert of Joshua Tree. I’m happy to say the new sound equipment is sounding stellar, and the music today […]

September 7, 2012

Jaya Lakshmi & Ananda, Bhakti Fest 2012

I’m trying something new with this live podcast, as it’s Jaya Lakshmi & Ananda’s entire set from Bhakti Fest. If you like this format plea […]

September 6, 2012

Bhakti Fest 2012 Day 1 Sampler

Bhakti Fest Day 1. Vendors setting up, people arriving, the energy starting to ramp up. It always feels like I’m coming home when I come to Bhakti Fest. H […]

July 2, 2012

Midwest Bhav, Sunday

What a day here in Madison! A stellar kirtan lineup, some wonderful fellowship within the community, and a rockin’, funky “Hey Shiva Shankara” […]

June 30, 2012

Midwest Bhav, Saturday

Saturday at the very first Bhakti Fest in the Midwest! In this special edition of the podcast we have an interview with Sridhar Silberfein, a fun chant from Dav […]

June 2, 2012

Back To Earth: Shakti Fest Wrap-Up

Festivals like Shakti Fest have a curious effect on those who go — after every festival it feels as though we’ve been somehow re-wired, and it&#8217 […]

May 12, 2012

Back In The Bhav: Saturday At Shakti Fest 2

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May 12, 2012

Back In The Bhav: Saturday at Shakti Fest

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May 11, 2012

Back In The Bhav: Friday at Shakti Fest

Friday at Shakti Fest.
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November 8, 2011

Wish I Was There

This week I got a hankering for some of the live stuff. I missed my fix at Bhakti Fest this year, and OMmersion in April was just too long to wait. So, an all l […]

April 19, 2011

Bhakti Fest OMmersion: Sunday

Another beautiful, perfect day in the desert. Sunday was Hanuman’s birthday, and there were so many magical, synchronistic moments.  Here were the stando […]

April 16, 2011

Bhakti Fest OMmersion: Saturday

Back at the B&B, but my head is still filled with music. Here’s who I saw today; Joey Lugassy, with a break-out set. Amritakripa, homies to Joshua Tre […]

April 15, 2011

There’s No Place Like OM

Sorry for the corny title, but Saul David Raye said it tonight and it’s so true. Imagine a place where everyone you meet is a friend, where everyone you m […]

April 15, 2011

Bhakti Fest OMmersion: Friday

It is a perfect day here in Joshua Tree. Warm — but not hot — clear and sunny. It is an indescribable feeling to be back, with the desert sand betwe […]

September 23, 2010


I read the word “BhaktiFestified” somewhere recently, and it so perfectly describes how I feel—I’ve had a taste of the Bhav, and now there’s n […]