Sacred Music Concert
with Shantala and Mikey Pauker
accompanied by Greg Barnett on bass
Sunday, June 23 | 7:30pm
This ShalOM tour is a synthesis of sacred chanting in the languages of Sanskrit and Hebrew and uplifting songs in the style of world folk music. The music is a blend of East and West, meditative and ecstatic, ancient and contemporary. Everyone is welcome, and there will be a lot of audience participation and invitation for all to sing.
The roots of religion all have their origins in the same soil. We believe in building bridges across the lines of different faiths, trusting in the ground that anchors those bridges. When we move deeply enough into sacred space, we find common truths and shared experiences. We want to sing to God in many different languages. We believe in honoring the sacredness of spirit and nature. One sun is shining down upon us all.
Tickets: $20 advance, $25 at door. Purchase tickets here
About the Artists...
MIKEY PAUKER (pronounced pow-ker) is a folk/world artist from
Growing up in
This past year Mikey has supported Rebelution, Stephen Marley, Matisyahu, Dovavon Frankenreiter, The Polish Ambassador, Mike Love, and Stop Light Observations. Notable performance highlights include Reggae On The Rocks, Suwanne Hullaween,
SHANTALA (BENJY and HEATHER WERTHEIMER) have been leading kirtan (sacred chanting) worldwide since 2001 as the duo SHANTALA. They are known for their special gift of bringing the audience into a vast and loving experience through their unique blend of exquisite voices with instruments of
HEATHER WERTHEIMER is a kirtan artist, singer, songwriter, and guitarist who combines her special love of both music and yoga to lead devotional chanting internationally. With a rare ability to sing directly from the heart, she infuses sacred chanting with a powerful sense of peace and depth. Heather has toured in the
Master musician BENJY WERTHEIMER is an award-winning songwriter, vocalist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist (playing tabla, congas, percussion, esraj, guitar, and keyboards). His extraordinary and unique musical gifts from East and West create a sense of wonder and awe in the listener. In addition to touring with Shantala, Benjy is a founding member of the sacred music ensemble The Hanumen (including Gaura Vani, John De Kadt, and Visvambhar Sheth of the Mayapuris) and has toured and produced two CDs with them since 2009. Benjy has toured and recorded with such artists as Krishna Das, Deva Premal & Miten, Jai Uttal, Walter Becker (Steely Dan), and virtuoso guitarist Michael Mandrell. He has opened for such artists as Carlos Santana, Paul Winter, and Narada Michael Walden. A founding member of the internationally acclaimed Ancient Future world fusion music ensemble, Benjy also toured the
Watch the video, "Mahadeva"
GREG BARNETT plays music that expresses love, joy, gratitude, and the Divine as beautifully as he can in the hope that we will all benefit.
Greg plays guitar and bass for Tao Theory, Mukti, Ananda Rasa Kirtan, Jens Jarvie and the Heart Wide Open, Peter Alexander, and Acharya Mangalananda. He has also recently performed with Jai Uttal, Prema Hara, Shantala, Gina Sala, Kirtan Soul Revival, Sirgun Kaur, Adam Bauer, and Ben Leinbach.
Greg composes and performs as a solo guitarist. He has a Master of Music degree from
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