In Benefit for Children with Special Needs

This kirtan was a live event rendition of KD’s new album PEACE OF MY HEART, to be released mid October 2018. The event is brought to you by the Kirtan Wallah Foundation, especially welcome autistic children, young adults and their friends and families. the new album was recording with those with special needs in mind.

Here are a few words about this new music from KD:

“Many times over the years, I’ve been asked if I could record longer versions of the chants that I have been doing. I have a dear friend who works with children with autism and special needs. She teaches them yoga using my CDs. The chanting has a soothing and relaxing effect on the kids, cooling them out and also helping them to connect deeply.  But when the chants sped up, the kids get anxious and became distracted and disconnected. When she told me this, I offered to make longer versions of the same chants but keeping a steady tempo and without speeding up. This recording, done live in the studio with the great musicians that I regularly play with, is the result of her request.”


In benefit of –
ORKESTAI FARM is a not-for-profit ecological farm that explores the relationships between Ability, Ecology, Agriculture & Art. Our program fosters healthy living, social engagement, creativity, and so much more for the community at large, including those with developmental and emotional needs.
The ELIJA Foundation is a not-for-profit, 501c (3) organization serving parents, educators, professionals, and caregivers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) on Long Island, New York. Since 2002, The ELIJA Foundation has provided the community with educational opportunities that focus on improving the quality of programs and services available to children with Autism.



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