Monday, December 14, 2009

Videos from the Parliament of World Religions 2009...

(By my Brother)

Below are two videos from the Parliament of World Religions 2009. The video below is of the Sacred Music Concert on Sunday 6th Dec 2009.

At 21:37mins you can view Sikh Kirtan recited by Bhai Kultar Singh Ji, who is the son of the late Bhai Sahib Avtar Singh Ji, grandson of Bhai Sahib Jwala Singh Ji, and is the scion of one of the most distinguished lineages in the world, Gurmat Sangeet, reaching back to the times of the Gurus. Bhai Kultar Singh Ji gave up a professional career to embrace the tradition of his forefathers, thus continuing the unbroken line of practitioners of Gurmat Sangeet, who have been serving the Panth for 12 generations.

Bhai Sawarn Singh is the percussionist for the group and plays the "Jorree" (set of 2 drums, originally designed by the 5th Guru). He commenced his training at the age of 9 years under the guidance of Bhai Kultar Singh's grandfather, Bhai Jwala Singh Ragi (of Thhatta Tibba, Kapurthala, Punjab). Today, at 73, he is the only musician who has been playing the Jorree for the last 62 years.

Bhai Manmohan Singh joined the group a few years ago as a trainee after receiving vocal training from a music school. Now he serves as an accompanist in the group, playing the harmonium.

Bhai Beant Singh Ji is accompanying the Kirtan with his Dilruba.

Sacred Music Concert 6 Dec from Parliament of Religions on Vimeo.

The video below is of the Youth Plenary, on Monday 7 Dec 2009. After 3mins you can see a presentation from the Faiths Act...

Youth Penary 7 Dec from Parliament of Religions on Vimeo.


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