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Kirtan! Come share in the joyful act of singing together. Back by popular demand! San Francisco Kirtan artist. Joss Jaffe, brings his reggae infused mantras back to the Still & Moving Center for an intimate and acoustic performance. Joss will be accompanied by local favorite, the talented percussionist Michael Wall of Kirtan Hawaii.
Joss Jaffe released Dub Mantra In 2012, an album merging Sanskrit Mantras with reggae rhythms to critical acclaim. Since then he has toured Dub Mantra in California, Hawaii, Japan, and Italy to positive reception. Joss is currently working on a second Dub Mantra album featuring the voices of many artists including Jai Uttal, Donna DeLory, Suzanne Sterling, Wah, Shimshai and others. dubmantra.com
Joss first began studying music with Maestro Ali Akbar Khan the world authority on the sarode, the Indian 25 stringed lute, in 1997. Joss immersed himself in the study of vocal, tabla and instrumental music for many years, studying with the Maestro until his passing in 2009, and studying tabla with Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri and Ustad Zakir Hussain.
A multi-instrumentalist, Joss performs on vocal, tabla, guitar, bass, percussion and sarode and has accompanied many Kirtan artists including Jaya Lakshmi, Dave Stringer, Girish, Karnamrita Dasi, CC White, Tahir Qawwal. josstunes.com
“It feels like a natural marriage: Mesmerizing and uplifting aspects of Sanskrit chant laid over hypnotic beats and bass lines that comprise dub reggae rhythms … it seems obvious now that this unique musical combination works tremendously well” – LA YOGA