AN EVENING OF KIRTAN with Matthew Marsolek and Drum Brothers In these evenings of joyful expression, Matthew will sing bhajans and chants gathered from his travels to India and studies in World Music. At each performance, audiences are encouraged to sing along with the heart moving East Indian melodies. Many chants are in a call-and-response form. Everyone is welcome. Come open your heart and voice! If you can breathe you can sing!
RHYTHM, MUSIC, AND CONSCIOUSNESS As a practicing musician and a music educator, Matthew has a unique perspective on music and consciousness. His knowledge is grounded in the deep experience of music as well as the latest thinking on harmonic theory and music therapy. Topics covered include: the musical nature of the world, harmonics and the overtone series, entrainment and resonance, and group dynamics in the practice of music. He'll also present some musical examples and lead those attending through a few simple practices. An overview of this vast topic can be presented as an evening talk or class, or the material can be explored in depth with a series of classes or a weekend workshop.
"Montana's Guru of World Music... The pied piper of OM..." -Great Falls Tribune
"Our heartfelt gratitude goes to Matthew and Nathan (of Drum Brothers) for an outstanding and transforming evening of music and chanting at the Kelowna Yoga House. The feedback from the eighty plus people who attended has been nothing short of sensational and all want to know how soon we can do this again. Thank you for sharing with us the talent and the love that the two of you bring to your music." -Sheryl Theessen, Kelowna Yoga House Society