Sean Johnson’s Wild Lotus Yoga Center in New Orleans, LA is expanding with a new location downtown!
Come and celebrate with Sean and Sistashree on Saturday, May 28th – more details below from the studio website:
Maha Double Header Mantra Music Celebration & Blessing of our new Downtown Studio!
Saturday, May 28th | 8pm – 11pm With Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band
and Visiting Artist from NYC/India Sistashree and her Band
Held at Wild Lotus Yoga – Downtown At The New Orleans Healing Center
About Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band
New Orleans world music trio Sean Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band (Alvin Young and Gwendolyn Colman) is celebrated as one of the leading voices in Western kirtan music. Their music has been sold in Whole Foods stores nationwide. The band appears on Putumayo World Music’s recently released compilation Yoga and is signed to Nettwerk/Nutone Records, home of Sarah McLaughin, Barenaked Ladies, Krishna Das, and Jai Uttal. They headline festivals and conferences worldwide and are the first kirtan band to ever play The New Orleans Jazz Festival. Don’t miss this rare hometown concert.
For many years, Sistashree (Regina) has studied and practiced mantra meditation with her guru. The chants that she performs are time honored at the ashram in her guru’s village. In fact, these sounds are common to most of India. The chants have seen many incarnations, both in and out of meditation.
Although Sistashree’s chants have traditional origins, her style is unique. The musical instrumentation and arrangements add sounds, textures and flavors that define the African-American musical heritage. In a true organic way, her albums “High Places” and “Sacred Sounds” weave the music of the Mississippi Delta region, the black gospel church, the blues, jazz, funk, folk soul, rock, rhytm and blues, and the wisdom, of ancient Africa with the tonal energies of Sanskrit and Vedic chants.