An Evening Of Mantra Music
with Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band
Friday, December 1st at 8pm
$20 suggested donation
Join Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band for a soul-stirring evening of ancient mantras given new voice through dynamic songs that merge New Orleans roots, rock, gospel, and world grooves. The trio's latest album Unity debuted #1 on the iTunes World Music Chart and #3 on Billboard. Their music has appeared on several Putumayo World Music compilations, and they are the first kirtan-based band to ever play The New Orleans Jazz Festival.
When most people see the words ‘yoga’ and ‘music’ in the same sentence they might think of wind chimes, crystal bowls, synth pads, and dolphin sounds. But for the last decade New Orleans-based Sean Johnson And The Wild Lotus Band (Alvin Young and Gwendolyn Colman) have been changing this perception– reinventing the yoga soundtrack and putting a New Orleans and American stamp on kirtan by merging ancient mantras, rock, funk, gospel and world grooves. Brought together in September 2005 initially as a creative, philanthropic touring music project in response to the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, they have become one of the guiding voices of kirtan music in America- a genre of spiritual music that originates in the yoga traditions of India, and is being reinvented by a growing number of western artists. Their dynamic music has opened peoples’ ears and hearts within and beyond the yoga world.
Their latest album Unity debuted #1 on the iTunes World Music Chart and #3 on Billboard’s Chart. Their songs have also appeared on three Putumayo World Music compilations. They are a favorite headliner at yoga and music festivals nationwide and are the only kirtan band to ever play The New Orleans Jazz Festival. This year will be their third trip to the Jazz Fest stage, where last year GoNOLA.com named them a top pick of the day, along with Robert Plant and Phish.