Acclaimed vocalist Gina Salá to perform in “Bhaktifest,” a concert of Indian devotional music, October 6, 2015

Internationally known vocalist Gina Salá will perform a concert of North Indian devotional music on Tuesday, October 6, 7:30pm, in the Villard Room of Main Building. This event, “Bhaktifest,” is free and open to the public.

Salá will be accompanied by Grammy Award winner Steve Gorn on Indian bansuri flute and clarinet and Rob Morrison on tablas. The program will feature Kirtan chanting and songs.

A teacher, performer, and healer, Salá began learning and practicing cross-cultural sacred sound, mantra and chant at the age of 3 while living in a Hindu ashram. She has lived and studied in a Buddhist monastery in Nepal, studied with shamans and teachers from Africa, Russia, North America, Peru and more. Salá has also studied therapeutic aspects of sound was also one of the first musicians to complete the "Music for Healing in Transition" Program (working with people in hospice and hospital settings). Salá has a repertoire spanning 23 languages. Her performance credits include Cirque du Soleil, the United Nations, and more.


This concert is sponsored by the Asian Studies Program with co-sponsorship from the the Office of the Dean of the Faculty and the Carolyn Grant ’36 Endowment Fund.

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Posted by Office of Communications Friday, September 18, 2015