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Why do I still sing kirtan?

Greetings Dear Friends, I hope this note finds you all well, happy and healthy. I’m often asked why I still sing kirtan after all these years. It’s a good question, as I’ve been singing these [...]

Happy Holidays!

Dear friends,**H*A*P*P*Y***H*O*L*I*D*A*Y*S**Wow, what a whirlwind year this has been. Last January, three days after we returned home from our amazing Kirtan Camp at Haramara, Mexico, we unpacked our warm weather clothes and packed up our [...]

My first ever solo concert!

Hey friends, Can you believe that I’ve been performing publicly for over 50 years and I’ve never done a completely solo concert? Way too scary!!! But I guess it’s about time!!! I’ve been super excited [...]

International Day of Yoga

Dear friends,Finally, after well over 500,000 years, Yoga has made it into the modern calendar! International Yoga Day is a celebration of the dedication and commitment of countless seekers, from time immemorial, who have discovered [...]

Supersonic Rescue Intervention

Many eons ago, in an age long forgotten, the Lord of Compassion took birth as an effulgent blue baby boy named Sri Ramachandra, in order to intervene in the affairs of men and Gods, and [...]

The Ramayana According to Jai

Dear Friends, Since I joined about a year ago, Patreon has been a total joy. If you haven’t heard, it’s a new web platform based upon the ancient principle of patronage, wherein fans can [...]

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Become my patron on Patreon

My musical Guru, Ali Akbar Khan, used to speak so sweetly about his time in the Rajasthani court, playing for the king who became his patron and benefactor. Khansahib, as we lovingly called him, claimed he would never have become the maestro that he was without having had that patronage. And the same is true for so many of the greatest artists, playwrights, scientists and musicians of history – they all had patrons helping them to achieve their life’s vision.

Well, it’s 2016 and times have changed. The days of royal patronage are long gone. But now, with crowdfunding and other miracles, we’re relearning the art of giving in a new and very modern way. As we rediscover our interconnectedness and interdependence, we find the awareness that we all need to become patrons of each other.

Jai Uttal Kirtan