Saturday, January 03, 2009

Chant 4 Change

From my friend Jai Uttal.

Celebrate the Inauguration of Barack Obama with sacred activist Shiva Rea, world-renowned kirtan/chant artists Jai Uttal, Dave Stringer, Gaura Vani & As Kindred Spirits and 400 other conscious revolutionaries. Join us for a full night of chant, dance, expression and teaching within sight of the White House and the Washington Monument. This is the place to be on the night before the Inauguration. Millions are converging on the nation's capital to witness this once-in-a-lifetime event. Be here now at the heart of the movement! Breathe! Chant! Move! Dance! We will lift our hearts and voices to empower ourselves, our new leaders, our city, our country and our world in this revolutionary gathering of sacred sound and movement.

Note: Register in advance. This event will sell out.

Jai Uttal, Shiva Rea and more

Church of the Holy City

1611 NW 16th Street

Washington, DC 20009

Tel: 202-316-2472

DuPont Circle Metro accessible. Street parking is very limited. All ages welcome. Children on laps are free. Drinks and light fare available for purchase.

7:00pm - 11:00pm

After Obama's victory, I had written to Jai:

I thought about the music that should inaugurate President Obama's swearing in. The attached picture - the music would convey the expression of grief of the mother, and touch of consolation of her child, and finally a rousing call to the people to make them aware of the gravity and complexity and challenge of what lies ahead and yet give them faith and conviction in their own capability to achieve this, and energise them in every way for that.

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