CK'S FALL EVENTS CALENDAR
There are so many upcoming yoga and India-related events, I thought I'd put them all in one place. Due to time constraints, I've mostly just copied the press releases:
September 12, 8pm, Kirtan with Amy and the Ananda Bliss Tribe at YogaNow Gold Coast. More info here
September 19 and 20, 9-5, Eastern Philosophy and Ancient Texts Workshop with A.G. Mohan at YogaNow.
Eastern Philosophy and Ancient Texts: Upanishads, Samkhya, Yoga, Dhammapada
In this 2-day intensive we will start from the oldest texts—the Upanishads—and the most ancient philosophy—Samkhya. The Upanishads are inspirational insights of sages, recorded in Sanskrit, often in verse, from thousands of years in the past. Samkhya is the first systematic Eastern philosophy from which all others, including the teachings of the Buddha, take their origin.
From here we will move on to yoga psychology, based on the most definitive work on yoga, the Yogasutras of Patanjali. Finally, we will delve into the connections of the Dhammapada, the iconic text encapsulating the teachings of the Buddha, with the Yogasutras and Samkhya. More info here and here.
September 20, 3PM: Freedom Symphony: Dr L. Subramaniam & Kavita K. at Harris Theater'
"The Paganini of the Indian Classical Music” Dr. L. Subramaniam with the Chicago Global Orchestra conducted by Maestro Michael Koehler, and renowned Indian Vocalist Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam will come together to perform the “Freedom Symphony”.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness Dr. Subramaniam’s strong melodic and heroic symphonic composition, which uses text from four different Indian languages and will be sung. The Freedom Symphony will feature music favored by Mahatma Gandhi - “Vaishnavo Janatho” and Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s patriotic “Song of Freedom”, among other moving texts. The concert will start with the “Bach & Mendelssohn Symphony” and “Nada Priya” renderings by the Orchestra and Dr. Subramaniam. Ambi Subramaniam will also be featured in this performance. More info here.
September 23, 12pm, Rhythms of Rajasthan at Millennium Park. Free! More info here.
September 24, 12 and 1pm, Rahim Alhaj and the Aditya Prakash Ensemble at Millennium Park. Free! More info here.
September 26, 7:30pm, Kirtan with Devi 2000 at Moksha River West. More info here.
September 26, 9pm, Qwaali master Imran Aziz Mian at the Ramada Inn, 780 E. North Avenue in Glendale Heights. For more info call 630-942-9500 or 630-674-1771.
October 10, 8pm, Dandiya 2009 featuring Falguni Pathak in Concert at the Odeum Expo Center, 1033 N. Village Avenue in Villa Park. Celebrate the Durga holiday Navratri and dance the Garba with India's most popular Dandiya singer. From my 2006 Reader review: "Of the estimated 125,000 Indian immigrants living in the Chicago area, approximately half hail from the western state of Gujarat. To celebrate the autumn Hindu festivals of Navratri and Dussehra, Gujaratis perform a dandiya raas, or "dance of swords," in which actors use wooden sticks to re-create the battle between goddess Durga and demon Mahishasura. The dance is generally performed to upbeat folk music dominated by traditional percussion instruments like the dhol, but Falguni Pathak has become India's "dandiya queen" by adding Western instruments. She and her band, Ta-Thaiya, perform both dandiya music and pop songs, a mix that has attracted massive crowds to her live shows in Mumbai. Her dandiya events are part concert, part dance party." For more info, call 773-552-6083.