363 St Asaph St, Christchurch Central, Christchurch
Thursday, 6:30PM to 8:00PM
September 26, 2019
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Come along for an evening of world music with Monk Party, internationally performing father and son duo who have shared the stage with such musicians as Krishna Das and Purushottama Boris Grebenshikov.
The music of Monk Party is a captivating soulful experience, peacefully uplifting the listener with the rich music and mantra’s of spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy. Using instruments from around the globe including northern African and Arabic drums, flute, harmonium, oud, darbuka, riq, frame drums, badhran, cajón, guitar, gongs and bansuri flute you will hear influences from Turkish, Middle Eastern, Indian and Jazz.
When they play, they both consciously try to offer their hearts of love and oneness to each individual through their path of music and love for humanity. This music takes us away from the restless mind, awakens inner aspiration, and inundates us with a heightened sense of inner tranquility and well-being.
Sri Chinmoy once said “Music will play a most important role in bringing about world oneness, for music embodies the Universal Heart, the Oneness-Heart. Music transcends the barriers of nations, nationalities and religions. Music embodies universal Light and universal Truth, and music also embodies the oneness-reality which we see in universal Love, universal Light, universal Awareness and universal Wakefulness. Universal Wakefulness we see inside all music. Music has to play a most important role in bringing about world oneness, for music is the connecting link between the One and the many and between the many and the One.”
“You don’t need to subscribe to any particular philosophy to enjoy or participate in this music. It may be devotional, “ancient”, “haunting Middle Eastern” and involve mantras, but ultimately it is timeless and true world music. Recommended if you’re trying to lead a better and calmer life.”
~New Zealand Musician Magazine
Free admission. All welcome.