Kirtan Concert: Mantras Merge with Rock, World, Funk, & Trance Grooves
with Sean Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band
Friday, November 18th, 8:00pm
Downtown / 2372 Saint Claude Ave
Cost: $15 — or $10 Early Bird Special online
A rare hometown concert!
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.
“Perhaps the most powerful version of “I’ll Fly Away” at Jazz Fest came from Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band. As he droned it as a private dirge in the Lagniappe Stage, his intensity silenced the talkers.” – Alex Rawls, Offbeat Magazine
“Sean Johnson And The Wild Lotus Band’s music will ignite the world! A hybrid of East and West that will bring joy to your heart and get your body boogieing!” – Yoga Chicago Magazine
“They have reinvented the ancient tradition of kirtan into an undoubtedly American sound.”- Elephant Journal
“A joy to listen to whether you’re a yogi or anyone who appreciates wildly creative music.”- Yoga Journal