Announcement – Kirtan Classes starting Feb 1, 2018

Kirtan Classes in preparation for the 14th Annual Washington Capital Youth Kirtan Sammelan will begin at GNFA starting February 1. Bhai sahibs will hold classes on MondayTuesday and Thursday evenings. Please contact them for a specific time slot on a specific day of the week for your jatha. Please start forming jathas now with a minimum of three participants and a maximum of eight participants per jatha. The four age groups are:
7-10 yrs, 11-14 yrs, 15-18 yrs and 19-25 yrs
(age on Dec 31, 2017)
The sammelan will be held on Saturday, May 26.
Rules and guidelines, as well as judging criteria will be shared soon.

Special Program at GNFA – Sept 10, 2017

Bhai Baldeep Singh – This Friday & Sunday

GNFA is pleased to announce that Bhai Baldeep Singh will be offering kirtan seva at GNFA this Friday and Sunday.
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Bhai Baldeep Singh descends from a long line of masters of the Gurbāni Kīrtan maryadā and today is its thirteenth generation exponent.  His repertoire includes purātan rīts sung by the Sikh Gurus and Bhagats themselves. Bhai Baldeep Singh is also the khalifā of the Sultanpur Lodhi – Amritsari Bāj of mridang playing, a luthier who has personally revived the making and playing techniques of the tāus, saranda, rabāb, and jorī, and founding chairman of the Anād Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to the promotion and preservation of South Asia’s intangible cultural traditions.

Rein Sabahi Kirtan – Nov 13, 2016

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Bibi Baljit Kaur Khalsa, Talware Wale – Nov 2,3,4 & 6, 2016

Bibi Baljit Kaur Khalsa, Talware Wale
Performing Kirtan at GNFA
Nov 2,3,4 and 6 2016

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Kirtan class announcement

Kirtan Classes starting February 1 at GNFA on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings in preparation for the Washington Capital Kirtan Sammelan to be held at GNFA on Saturday, May 28, 2016, 9:30 am- 6:30 pm. Jathas will compete in four age categories (age on Dec 31, 2015);

Junior: 7-10 years

Intermediate: 11-14 years

Senior: 15-18 years

Advanced: 19-25 years.

Please submit names of participants and the kirtan class time slot you wish for your jatha to Bhai Sahib as soon as possible. A jatha must have a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 8 members.

Bhai Kahan Singh ji ‘Sevapanthi’ at GNFA, Fri, Sept 4.

Sadh Sangat ji,
Please attend kirtan-katha and discussion by Bhai Kahan Singh ji ‘Sevapanthi’ at GNFA on Friday, Sept 4, 8:45pm- 9:30 pm. Bhai sahib ji is associated with an organization called Bhai Kanhaiya Charitable Trust that runs dental and medical hospitals and several schools in Punjab. They are currently involved in building a cancer hospital in Punjab.

Please see flyer for more details.

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Washington Capital Sikh Youth Kitan Sammelan-May 23, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The event will begin at 9:30 am sharp and conclude at 6 pm.

35 Jathas from Texas, New Jersey and the DMV area are participating.
Juniors (7-10 years) will go first, followed by Intermediates (11-14), Seniors (15-18) and Advanced (19-25).

The dress code for GNFA jathas is:
Girls: white salwar-kameez, bright yellow Khalsa School chunni.
Boys: white kurta-pajama, bright yellow Khalsa School dastaar.

If you don’t have that chunni or dastaar, please borrow from a Khalsa School friend or check with Harvinder (Reena) Aneja at hkaneja@yahoo.com if there are extras.

GNFA volunteers:
Women: white salwar-kameez, blue-kesri Khalsa School chunni
Men: white kurta-pajama, navy blue dastaar.

For snack seva, please contact Reena Aneja at hkaneja@yahoo.com or Ravinder Sawhney at ravinder_sawhney @yahoo.com

The schedule is available here 2015 Kirtan Sammelan Schedule.

Special Kirtan Diwan on April 24 at GNFA

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11th Annual Washington Capital Youth Kirtan Sammelan

Updated Kirtan Sammelan Poster

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