ONLINE ONLY: ChantLanta 2020
Namaste friends of ChantLanta!
It is with a heavy heart that we must formally announce that the ChantLanta 2020 Sacred Music Festival is officially cancelled. This has been a very difficult decision process for us, but in light of the evolving public health crisis, and the sentiments of a growing number of people against any large gatherings, it feels to us like this is the responsible thing to do.
However, ChantLanta is not dead! Rather than a big, in-person event, we will be transitioning to an online-only format. The Main Stage will be streaming live on ChantLanta’s Facebook page, from noon to midnight on Saturday, March 14th! Our live-streamed, virtual festival will include most of the sacred music bands that were scheduled to perform, including John Stringer and Shift: the Collective, Ian Boccio and the Spirit Messengers, Flying Mystics, Shonali Banerjee and the Goddess Choir, Narayani, Flavia Krishna and Gershone, Douglas Johnson Kirtan Experience, and possibly more! This way you will be able to enjoy a lot of the ChantLanta experience from the comfort and safety of your own home. More information about the ChantLanta live stream will be coming out very soon.
Unfortunately, this change of format does mean that we have had to close all of the workshops, the vendor market, and the silent auction. There will not be any activities open to the public at the Church at Ponce and Highland this weekend, so please do not go there.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. The pandemic situation has been so chaotic, and just trying to keep up with the best information out there has been one of the greatest challenges we have faced. We are aware that there are lots of loose ends to clean up, and we hope to do that in the coming weeks. For the time being, we want to focus on getting the live stream up and running, and continue our mission of bringing more light and love into the world.
Thank you for reading this, and we hope you will tune in on Saturday and add your beautiful voices to the chorus from wherever you are.
SATURDAY: ChantLanta's Main Stage will be streaming live on the ChantLanta Facebook page, from 12 noon to 12 midnight on Saturday, March 14th! Almost all of the sacred music bands that were scheduled to perform will be joining us for a marathon of high vibration goodness!
This way you will be able to enjoy a ChantLanta experience from the comfort and safety of your own home.
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Workshop Registration Is Now Open!
We've put together a fantastic schedule of inspiring workshops, and for the first time workshops will continue through the afternoon on Sunday! Seating for workshops is limited! Register and donate $10 to The Learning Tea through ChantLanta's website to reserve your space before they sell out! Check out this list:
Saturday: 5Rhythms, Chakra Vocal Toning, Symphony of Serenity, Dances of Universal Peace, (Y)in Tune, Hanuman Chalisa, Kundalini Yoga, Shamanic Journey, Sufi Trance Drumming, Vedic Chanting.
Sunday: Journey to Bliss, Chanting the MahaMantra, Aramaic Toning/Pyradym Sound Immersion, Suksma Music Journey, Drumming Playshop.
You will need to register in advance for the workshops you wish to attend. This is a 2-step process:
1. Read through the workshop descriptions on the ChantLanta website. If you already know which workshop you are looking for, there is a handy "Quick Links" section at the top of the page so you don't have to scroll down.
2. When you find a workshop that you are interested in, click the "Register Now" button to go to our Square Store where you can donate your $10 to The Learning Tea and reserve your space in that workshop.
On Square, follow the prompts for registration. Please keep in mind:
~ Workshops are for ages 12+.
~ Feel free to register for multiple workshops, but please register ONLY for yourself. (On the Square form, that means keep the QTY as 1.) Reservations for more than 1 space in the same workshop will be refunded for the additional spaces. The only exception is registration for your child. In that case, add the name in the "Additional Note" box.
~ Your donation is going directly to The Learning Tea, our charity partner. In fact, when you donate ChantLanta never actually handles the money, your donation is deposited directly into The Learning Tea's bank account. As usual, ChantLanta organizers, staff, musicians, and workshop facilitators are volunteers. Your donation does NOT go towards any operating costs of the event; it supports the mission of The Learning Tea.
For further info, see the workshop page on our website. It also has an FAQ!
If you still have questions, please contact:
Karen Dorfman, Workshops Coordinator:
Ian Boccio, Director:
Feel free to forward this to friends you want to join you at the workshops! You can also help us out in a big way by mentioning the registration step when you post on social media. For example, you'll soon be seeing posts from us like "I just registered for a ChantLanta workshop! Will I see you there?" and "I just donated to The Learning Tea and I'm going to a ChantLanta workshop!"
Abi, Andrea, Christine, Don, Ian, Jai Ram, Jennifer, Karen, Margo, Quinton, & Sophia