Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 10:00a -
Herter Park Amphitheater
1175 Soldiers Field Rd.
Allston, MA 02134
ChantFest: a Chanting & Meditation Festival hosted by Satigata
Sun., August 18, 2019, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
(Rain Date: Sun., August 25 - same time)
FREE! FREE! FREE!
All ages show. No reservations required. Plenty of FREE parking.
The ancient Eastern art of chanting mantras creates an environment of sacred exploration that sets the stage for meditation and profound joy. The Boston area is home to several groups of musician-practitioners who make chanting accessible through music that is both traditional & contemporary. Come and celebrate life, contemplative practice and spiritual wisdom through the power of chanting and music at the Herter Amp - a day-long festival featuring local performers, guided mindfulness meditation, wholesome food… and more! Performance line-up includes Satigata, Saaj, and Swan Kirtan.
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Meditation w/ Chris and Darren
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saaj: Shyam Nepali and Sarangi music from Nepal
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Satigata: Community concert and interactive chanting
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Swan Kirtan: Classical Indian kirtan led by Ashok Nalamalapu, with Chris Berlin and John Felice of Satigata
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Jason Felitto & Friends: Ambient music and sound healing.
Satigata is a unique blend of modern rock, folk and traditional Buddhist-oriented chanting dedicated to opening the heart of devotion, wisdom and practice. Originating in the Harvard Divinity School Buddhist community, Satigata creates an interactive, uplifting contemplative spirit through both traditional and original Buddhist and yogic chants sung in English and Sanskrit, incorporating guitars, wind instruments, hand percussion, and Tibetan bowls and bells.
Saaj features the world renowned Sarangi player, Shyam Nepali, along with musician/producer Joyous Gurung and fiddle player/music teacher/yoga teacher Amy Beshara. Saaj infuses traditional Nepali music and Sanskrit mantras with unique vocal melodies and harmonies, creating a meditative environment with the support of Himalayan singing bowls, guitar, fiddle, percussion and Nepali Sarangi.
Swan Kirtan is a devotional chanting group of global musicians offering chants from multiple faiths in a traditional Indian raga style. The group consists of Robin Jellis on vocals, John Fellis on djembe, Maria Wagner on flute and clarinet, Chris Berlin on guitar and vocals, Rasa Devi Dasi on hand cymbals, tambourine and vocals and Ashok Nalamalapu on harmonium and vocals.
The Herter Park Amphitheater - Boston's best outdoor venue! The Herter Amp is a 350-seat outdoor venue, with an additional 200 lawn seats, located in Christian A. Herter Park along the Charles River in Allston. Venue is wheelchair accessible. Portable restrooms onsite. Pack a picnic/cooler & come enjoy a performance in the trees! All ages welcome! All shows are FREE & no reservations required. Plenty of FREE parking. Dog friendly venue & adjacent to the Owl's Nest Beer Garden.