15th Annual Washington Capital Sikh Youth Kirtan Sammelan information packet
Registration deadline: April 28, 2019 for May 25 event at GNFA
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 Monday, Tuesday 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.
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.
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.