Friday, February 19, 2010

Jai Uttal concert in Byron

I came back from India a bit earlier than planned especially because I was invited to accompany kirtan singer Jai Uttal in his first ever Australian concert. The Byron Bay Community Centre was sold out as Jai Uttal and his "Shire Love Orchestra" led the audience through a couple of hours of singalong kirtans mixed up with Jai's original solo songs on devotional themes. Jai is one of the biggest names in the field of Westernised kirtans and it was a big honour and great opportunity for me to play with him and the musicians he gathered. The atmosphere on the night was thick with love and joy. Many thanks to tour organiser Amir Paiss for all his work in bringing Jai Uttal to Australia.

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