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Kirtan Soul Revival featured at Sunday Service.

Kirtan Soul Revival (KSR) is New York City’s funkiest devotional mantra music experience. Since 2011 they have been fusing traditional Sanskrit mantras, original music, and music from around the world to create a unique, dynamic sound that merges guitar-driven funk, rock, gospel, rhythm and blues, world grooves, and chants. Soul-stirring vocals and three part harmony add fullness and depth to their sound. Calia Marshall, Helen Styring Tocci, and Todd Keller with drummer Terrence Pompey, are all longtime yoga practitioners and musicians. They have created a singular sound in the growing genre of mantra music. KSR brings the connecting power of harmony and a fusion of Eastern and Western sounds to a public craving more positivity, love and community in its music and life. 


Kirtan is a celebration of spirit through the chanting of sacred names. KSR invites their audiences to participate fully through call-and-response chanting. Through their simple presentation, even non-singers can easily experience the joy of being surrounded by harmony in a space that encourages improvisation and exploration. The Kirtan Soul Revival experience invites participants to open their hearts to Spirit and to life!

‘Here for Love,’ Kirtan Soul Revival’s first full-length album, has received wide acclaim for it’s fresh and uplifting voice in the world of mantra music. KSR has been profiled in publications worldwide, including Yoga Magazine UK, Australian Yoga Life Magazine and Yoga City NYC. Their music has been featured on radio stations both internationally and here at home, and are in regular rotation on Krishna Das’ SiriusXM station. Their song “Kali Ma” was also selected for the Kripalu Seva Cd 6 alongside tracks from diverse artists including CC White and Sean Johnson. “Remix” is KSR’s newest full-length album, a collection of chants remixed by well-known conscious music producers/DJ’s, including Srikalogy, Duke Mushroom, and tm.pOMpey, that David Newman/Durga Das calls “an absolutely energizing and inspiring listening experience.”
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KSR has led kirtans in and around New York City (including Integral Yoga Institute, Jivamukti Yoga and Laughing Lotus Yoga Center). With many successful tours on the East and West coasts, they have played numerous times at Kripalu and Omega Institute and at festivals such as Wanderlust, Bhakti Fest, Love Light Festival, Unifier Festival, Hamptons Yoga Fest, Philly Shakti Fest, Ahimsa Yoga & Music Festival, VerMantra, and Berwick Yoga Festival in Nova Scotia. They have recorded with Krishna Das, The Hanumen, John de Kadt, Prema Hara, Saul David Raye and Devadas.

KSR’s chant workshops have been offered to groups as large as 120 people. They also teach heart-centered yoga classes infusing flowing vinyasa and breath-centered movement with live music and chanting. Helen is a certified yoga teacher through the Nosara Yoga Institute. She is also a CircusYoga leader and teaches workshops, retreats and teacher trainings nationally. Calia is a certified yoga instructor (E-RYT 200, RYT 500) who trained at Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in NYC and with Saul David Raye through Ritam Healing Arts. She co-leads Yoga in Action trainings, a program of Off the Mat, Into the World, which supports participants in embarking on a journey of self-inquiry, leading to action within communities & the outside world.

Website: http://kirtansoulrevival.com/
Direct link to buy our music:http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/kirtansoulrevival
Facebook: http://facebook.com/kirtansoulrevival
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KirtanSoul
Instagram: http://instagram.com/kirtansoulrevival
YouTube videos:
Maha Mantra – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xjuajb2Sm8Q
Only Here For Love – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ao2UIrlt9wc
Imagine – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhGsrSFo_zI

“Kirtan Soul Revival is a fresh and uplifting voice in the world of kirtan music. Vibrant, soul-stirring singing with stellar harmonies and groovin’ guitar — KSR will make your heart smile.”
– Sean Johnson, kirtan artist

“I played Ganesha Sharanam by Kirtan Soul Revival for about 2 months straight in my car. I just couldn’t get enough of it. What great energy and fresh melodies, I just love these three! They have great voices and lots of bhakti to share.”
– Wah!, kirtan artist

“Kirtan Soul Revival is a fresh and exuberant addition to the world of Kirtan. This NYC based trio mixes heart drenched melodies, lush harmonies and infectious grooves, serving up a sultry and dreamy passion that works it’s way into every corner of your heart. In person or on CD, their original chants will get your hands clapping and feet stomping. This group is not to be missed!”
– Mike Cohen, kirtan artist

“KSR has a unique sound – beautiful vocals and harmonies, earthy arrangements, and juicy electric guitar. They’re sweet, funky and fun. As young Mantra Musicians, they bring a special energy to their chanting and a great blend of traditional and modern sounds. They are undoubtedly part of the Mantra Revolution and share my passion of bringing kirtan and sacred music to the masses.”
– Gaura Vani, kirtan artist

“Where many bands, of any genre, may have one outstanding vocalist who carries the weight of the singing, KSR has three. And they don’t hold back. In between solos showcasing their individual vocal prowess, they were belting out three-part harmonies like the best acapella barbershop trio. You couldn’t help but sit up and take notice.”
– The Bhakti Beat

“What a JOY to hear the beautiful melodies and sweet harmonies of Kirtan Soul Revival on “Remix” envisioned to shine in a new and exciting way. Great music coupled with great grooves brings an absolutely energizing and inspiring listening experience. You won’t be able to sit still, guaranteed!”
– David Newman aka Durga Das, kirtan artist

“For every gathering Kirtan Soul Revival has hosted with us, our studio is truly blessed. KSR offers inspirational vibrations that not only resonate deep within the hearts of all who sing with them, but to all who move and breathe their practice here at Shambhala. Their voices bathe the walls of our studio with pure beauty.”
– Sarah Schumann, owner of Shambhala Yoga & Dance Center

“Kirtan Soul Revival blends angelic harmonizing voices and sounds to awaken the heart to sing. Their upbeat energy inspire us all to raise the vibration. All of us at Awaken Yoga and Meditation Center are blessed to share our hearts with KSR each time they visit.”
– Michael Aronoff, owner and founder of Awaken Yoga and Meditation Center

“’Sea of Love’ is the perfect blend of velvet pop and gut-check bhakti melding together into a sweet authentic sound. Last week Calia, Helen & Todd catapulted me into ecstasy with their kirtan. Check ’em out! Kirtan Soul Revival is the real deal.”
– Peter Sklivas, Creator: HotCore Yoga & Novelist: ‘The Secret of Enduring Love’

“Thank you for sharing your hearts with our home and community!! Your voices and synergy transformed our living room into a temple of devotion and love. We are so blessed to be basking in the aftermath!”
– Shakti Rowan, curator for Kitchari Kirtan

“What a treat to experience your beautiful magic, uplifting Spirits, and the inclusive, sacred space that you create. LOVE!!!”
– Lauren Snead, kirtan participant

“Kirtan last evening was uplifting and powerful! From the sweetness of the opening OM, to the determined closing call to create what we want in this world, you are always able, inspired guides unifying the community and filling the space with tangible energy. Your hearts and musicianship are pure beauty! You each bring a unique, vital voice to infuse positivity, purpose, and passion to your kirtans and it is a gift to all who bathe in the light and the love that you share.”
– Kristen Ambrosi, kirtan participant

To contact Kirtan Soul Revival, please email kirtansoulrevival@gmail.com