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The new church choir: Why agnostics and Christians are taking up ‘the music of yoga’

The new church choir: Why agnostics and Christians are taking up ‘the music of yoga’

In the 1990s, American musician Dave Stringer went to India for a pay cheque and came back with a calling.

Hired by an Indian guru to make videos, he was tasked with translating the philosophy of yoga and the music of yoga, known as kirtan, into film.

“I was dropped right into this whole ashram world without any knowledge about it at all,” recalls the Grammy-nominated producer, a leading figure in introducing “new kirtan” to mainstream music audiences.

“I was not invested in something happening … but the experience of sitting to meditate for the first time was powerful. Read more…

The new church choir: Why agnostics and Christians are taking up ‘the music of yoga’

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