Nina Rao learned traditional chants from her grandfather in a village in south India when she was nine years old. The chants quietly stayed with her until she rediscovered chanting with Krishna Das in New York in 1996. She is Krishna Das’ assistant and tours with him, playing cymbals and singing. In 2007, she recorded a track “Nina Chalisa” on Krishna Das’ CD, Flow of Grace. In Jan 2013, Nina released her own debut double-CD, Antarayaami – Knower of All Hearts, which includes kirtan, bhajan, a variety of Hanuman Chalisa chants and a brand new duet with Krishna Das. Nina is based in Brooklyn, NY with her daughter, and chants with her friends and satsang in the New York area and beyond.
Nina Rao @ Workshop Hall 1 Fri, Sep 27 8:00am
FRI SAT SUN 8am WORKSHOP HALL 1
Hanuman Chalisa Chant
This an opportunity to dive deep into this 40-verse prayer in praise of Hanuman, together as a group. The prayer is from the Indian tradition with Hanuman invoked as the very breath of the Divine. It is believed that chanting this prayer gives us the strength to get through difficult times with compassion and grace. We will read through the prayer to review pronunciation and translation, and chant the prayer together an auspicious number of repetitions. Word sheets will be provided. Beginners welcome.
Nina Rao @ Fri, Sep 27 12:30pm
SACRED MUSIC NORTH STAGE