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World of Chant Ken Almond
Chanting is a combination of the heartfulness of a sing-a-long with the ecstasy of a rock concert, and the spirituality of meditation. Take a journey from culture to culture, religious tradition to tradition, and experience the sound of universal chanting, some of which is thousands of years old. Chanting is a bridge between the world of spirit and the material world we live in and is good for the mind, body and soul.
This show is currently being produced on a regular basis, and can be heard on the Peach City Radio stream at the following dates & times:
Thursdays @ 1600h
Saturdays @ 2000h
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- Dave Stringer: Ecstatic, Devotional, Innovative! Posted: February 18, 2018 - 58 minutes - 55.7 Mb - playsheet -
Dave Stringer has been leading Kirtan and touring tirelessly since 2000. He is regarded as one of the most innovative artists of the new Kirtan movement in the West. His unique ‘Kirtan Flight School’ has been the catalyst to launching many amateur Kirtan chant leaders.
Episode 12 - Gregorian, Russian and Greek Orthodox and other Christian Chants Posted: February 11, 2018 - 58 minutes - 55.7 Mb - playsheet -
Both Gregorian and Eastern Orthodox chant began well over 1000 years ago. Both forms have evolved over the years but remain an important way for the faithful to offer praise and prayer to God. A collection of these chants and sacred songs in several languages, including latin, is presented in this episode.
There are two languages for chants sung in the Indian tradition: Sanskrit for Hinduism and Gurmukhi for Sikhism. Sikhs pray to the One Divine Creator by chanting which typically involves repeating a mantra or a prayer. “Man” means mind and “tra” means across, so a mantra is something that is repeatedly crossing your mind to control your thoughts for meditation.
Episode 10 - Women in Chant: The Divas Posted: January 28, 2018 - 58 minutes - 55.7 Mb - playsheet -
Divas are defined as successful and famous singers. Our devotional chant Divas, 10 in number for this show, aside for being incredibly talented vocalists, are yoga teachers, writers, choreographers, one is an Interfaith Minister, and each has a spiritual practice that includes chanting to the Divine.
Episode 9 - A Kirtan for those January Blues Posted: January 21, 2018 - 58 minutes - 55.7 Mb - playsheet -
A Kirtan can be ecstatic, slow and heartfelt and everything in between. This episode has a variety of chants including chants in Sanskrit and Hebrew and by artists from Ontario singing under the name HuDost and by Sparrow Grace from Edmonton.
Episode 8 - Buddhism - The Art of Enlightenment Posted: January 14, 2018 - 58 minutes - 55.7 Mb - playsheet -
Having originated 2,500 years ago, the Buddha's teachings have formed the core of the religion known as Buddhism. Over the centuries, Buddhism spread from India into all corners of Asia and eventually into the West. As it spread, it transformed into a wide variety of beliefs and practices including chanting.
Episode 7 - Krishna Das - The King of Kirtan Posted: January 7, 2018 - 58 minutes - 55.7 Mb - playsheet -
Krishna Das has been called the King of Kirtan, bringing devotional Eastern chants from India and afar, to the West. His mix of western musical elements with Sanskrit chants, thousands of years old, results in remarkably soulful, heartfelt offerings that touch the deepest chord in even the most casual listener.
Episode 6 - A Journey to Taizé Monastic Community, France – Part 2 Posted: December 31, 2017 - 58 minutes - 55.7 Mb - playsheet -
Taizé is an ecumenical monastic community in the Burgundy region of France where up to 6,000 young people spend a week, spring, summer and fall, meeting people from all corners of the world and encounter a time of chanting, prayer, fellowship and quiet times. This week a group of 8 teenagers from the UK describe their experiences at Taizé.
Episode 5 - The Sounds of Christmas Posted: December 24, 2017 - 58 minutes - 55.7 Mb - playsheet -
The sounds of Christmas, carols, hymns and chants from New Zealand, Germany, Spain, Sweden, the US and from a number of artists from British Columbia. The finale is Canada’s oldest Christmas song, The Huron Carol, sung by the Elektra Women’s Choir from Vancouver, BC.
Episode 4 - A Conversation with Reverend Ken Jones of Oasis United Church. Penticton, BC Posted: December 17, 2017 - 58 minutes - 55.7 Mb - playsheet -
Reverend Ken Jones has been to numerous spiritual places in the world, from Taizé, the ecumenical monastic community in France, the Findhorn Spiritual Centre in Scotland to ashrams in the Kootenays. We explore his spiritual journey since ordination as a United Church Minister.