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.
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


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


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










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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Special Kirtan By Bhai Baldeep Singh 7-21-2013

Bhai Baldeep Singh will be performing shabad kirtan at GNFA on Sunday, July 21, from 12:50 pm-1:30 pm. It is a rare opportunity to hear a live performance by a luminary in gurbani kirtan.

About Bhai Baldeep Singh:

Bhai Baldeep Singh is a thirteenth-generation kirtaniya whose family has been in the service of the Gurus since the time of Guru Amardas ji. He is an eminent exponent of gurbani kirtan, mentored by his granduncles Bhai Avtar Singh and Bhai Gurcharan Singh. He is also a strings player par excellence (taus and dilruba), and percussionist. Bhai Sahib has revived puraatan Sikh instruments from the brink of extinction by personally handcrafting them under the guidance of the master luthier Gyani Harbhajan Singh. An exponent of three paramparas, his repertoire includes reets revealed to and sung by the Gurus themselves. He is the khalifa (that is, head) of the oldest gharana of classical percussions —  Sultanpur Lodhi-Amritsari baaj of jori-pakhawaj. He is an archivist, the founder of Anad Foundation that has established a world-class recording studio in New Delhi that has digitized and restored precious old recordings of Kirtan as well as other musical traditions of South Asia. He is also the Founder and Chairman of Anad Conservatory – an institute of arts, aesthetics, cultural traditions and developmental studies, in historic Sultanpur Lodhi in Punjab.
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