Kirtan Is A Joyous Celebration
A Living, Moving Meditation
 

"Spirit Soul And Friends" - A Musical Peace Troupe are the 2017 Global Music Awards Bronze Medal Winners for their "Music Video", "Kirtan Peace Vibrations With Spirit Soul and Friends.  They also received the 2017 Global Music Awards Bronze Medal for "World Music" for the beautiful mantra, "Om Hari Om", one of the tracks which is also featured in the documentary musical film. 

"Spirit Soul And Friends" are also Award Recipients of the 2010 Los Angeles Music Awards for World Music Artists of the Year and Showcase Artists of the Year. Their music video, "A Song of Peace" (Nityananda Chaitanya) received the 2009 Producer's Choice Award and was featured at the Los Angeles Music Awards Gala Event. Their music video, "Loving Thoughts" also received the 2008 Los Angeles Music Awards Producer's Choice Award.

"Spirit Soul And Friends" provides a family-friendly interactive program designed for any private, corporate or public event. This multi-talented versatile ensemble brings forth their common goal of taking music and dance to a higher level with inspiring original compositions, peaceful transcendental mantras and uplifting Kirtan accompanied by graceful Yoga Dancers.  Every audience at each event is invited to joyously interact with songs and sounds of peace filled with messages of love and harmony.

"Spirit Soul And Friends" has over 15 years of experience in sharing the spiritual activity of Kirtan within the counties of Southern California to provide spiritual nourishment and help spread peace, harmony, and love to every community.

Come and engage in the spiritual activity of Kirtan, a nondenominational practice that has been passed down since time immemorial and a constant in all paths and religions.  

Getting together as a group is a fun way to do this!  It is a great activity for families and communities at large.  We can sing mantras using all kinds of instruments and genres of music.  Oftentimes, people will get up and move to the beautiful transcendental sounds or groove to a rock out Kirtan.  There are no hard and fast rules to singing Holy Names!

We invite you to come share our goal of utilizing music, peaceful mantras, yoga and dance to  help create a more peaceful society.  Our main goal is to give a gift of peace that you can take with you.  You will be hearing and singing beautiful mantras and transcendental sounds that create peace and harmony by their spiritual potency wherever you go!

MEMBERS OF SPIRIT SOUL AND FRIENDS-A MUSICAL PEACE TROUPE:

Patita Pavana: Community Entertainment Project Coordinator/Vocalist, Electric Acoustic Guitar, Harmonium, Ukelele, Keyboard, Djembe, Hand Percussion

Harinama: Project Coordinator; Vocalist, Keyboard, Guitar, Djembe, Hand Percussion

Dee Kiana Laborte: Vocalist, Congas, Djembe, Doumbek, Hand Percussion, Guitar

Madhavaya: Vocalist, Cajun, Guitar

Karuna Sundari - Yoga Dance, Vocals, Harmonium

Jyoti Jennings-Roth:  Vocals, Guitar, Yoga Asana Demonstration

Ivy Jennings Roth - Yoga Dance

Jhulana Jennings:  Vocals, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Yoga Dance, Yoga Asanas, Ballet

Janaki Jennings:  Vocals, Electric guitar, guitar, mandolin, bass guitar

Mahamantra - Assistant Project Coordinator

Elijah Bustos: Vocalist, Electric Acoustic Guitar, Ukelele, Bass, Djembe, Drums

Sankirtan:  Emcee


ACHIEVEMENTS:

"Kirtan Peace Vibrations With Spirit Soul And Friends" (documentary musical feature film) - Bronze Medal Winner for "Music Video" - 2017 Global Music Awards

"Om Hari Om" (song from our DVD, "Kirtan Peace Vibrations") - Bronze Medal Winner for "World Music" - 2017 Global Music Awards 

Showcase Artists Of The Year  ~ 2010 Los Angeles Music Awards

World Music Artists Of The Year ~ 2008 through 2010 Los Angeles Music Awards.

Los Angeles Music Awards Producer's Choice - 2008 through 2010 World Music Artists Of The Year

Los Angeles Music Awards Producer's Choice - 2010 Music Video (Featured at Main Event) "A Song of Peace/Nityananda Chaitanya"

Los Angeles Music Awards Producer's Choice - 2008 Music Video / "Loving Thoughts"

Music Ambassadors for the Supercut's Rock The Cut program

Music Team/Music Directors for the Art Miles Mural Project

Official Hosts of The Moon Stage for the San Diego Earth Fair/Balboa Park (2009 through 2015)

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PERFORMANCE VENUES:

Oxnard Women's Festival, Heritage Square, Oxnard, CA                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles Music Awards Gala Event - Paramount Pictures Studios
Los Angeles Music Awards Showcase Series - Whiskey A Go Go
Los Angeles Music Awards Gala Event - Avalon Theatre (Producer's Choice Award/Presentation of "A Song of Peace" - Nityananda Chaitanya Music Video)
Los Angeles Music Awards Showcase Series - Life at Wilshire
Orange County Fair, Costa Mesa, CA
San Diego Earth Fair, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
SOKA International Cultural Festival, Aliso Viejo, CA
San Diego Veg Fest, North Park, San Diego, CA
Green Festival – LA Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
Mom Expo & Health Fair, Agoura Hills, CA
Dharma and Yoga Fest, Norwalk, CA
Tustin Tiller Days, Tustin, CA
Cal State Long Beach - Children’s' Day, Long Beach, CA
Irvine Global Festival - International Cultural Festival, Irvine, CA
One Earth, One Dream - Festival of the Arts - Endangered Planet Foundation, Laguna Beach, CA
Art Miles Mural Project - Muralthon, Anaheim, CA
Art Miles Mural Project - Chatsworth University event, Mission Viejo, CA
Across The Street - Mueller College of the Healing Arts, San Diego, CA
Green Valentine Festival - Laguna Beach, CA
Montage-Laguna Resort, Laguna Beach
"Passport to the World" - Valencia Elementary School, Mission Viejo, CA
Beyond Hot Yoga - Kirtan event, Dana Point, CA
Ocean Beach Kite Festival, San Diego, CA
Oceanside Festival of the Arts, Oceanside, CA
Thousand Oaks Street Fair, Conejo Valley, CA
Anaheim Fall Festival, Anaheim CA
Laguna Nursery, Laguna Beach, CA
Lotus Festival - Echo Park - City of Los Angeles Parks and Recreation, Los Angeles, CA
Holistic Healing and Wellness Festival - Ventura, CA

KIRTAN VENUES:
Unitarian Universalist Church – San Diego, CA (Currently every 2nd Saturday of the month)
A Place Of Peace - Ventura, CA (Currently every 3rd Saturday of the month)
Au Lac Vegetarian Cuisine - Fountain Valley, CA
Common Ground Spiritual Center - Tustin, CA
Unitarian Universalist Church – Costa Mesa, CA
Unitarian Universalist Church - Ventura, CA
The WAV (Working Artists of Ventura/Arts & Performance Center) - Ventura, CA
My Om Yoga Home - Huntington Beach, CA
Yoga Sanctuary and Wellness Center - Tustin, CA
RiseYogaHB - Huntington Beach, CA


MESSAGE OF PEACE:

Oftentimes in modern society, there is a tendency to look to an organization or politician to establish World Peace.

Too few of us consider that PEACE starts with each separate individual as Spinoza did when he said, “PEACE” is not an absence of war; it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence and justice.

And as E.F. Schumacher wrote:
 
We can say today that man is far too clever to be able to survive without wisdom.  No one is really working for PEACE unless he is primarily working for the restoration of WISDOM.

SPECIAL FOOD FOR THOUGHT:

In Hawaii, we have something called "Aloha Spirit" which is the foundation to World Peace. "Aloha" is a word we use not only in parting, but also in greeting and to express love. It is appropriate in all these situations. The word "ALOHA" is made up of three Hawaiian root words: a - lo - and ha. "A" means that which enables one to see. "Lo" means of the earth, and "Ha" means the life force. When I say "Aloha" to you, I am saying "I can see the life force within your earthly form." And when you say "Aloha" to me, you are saying, "I can see the life force in your earthly form." This is a gift that Hawaii can give to the World.

ALOHA & NAMASTE

PEACEFUL INDIVIDUALS CREATE A PEACEFUL SOCIETY