“I’m Jewish on my parents’ side,” says chanter extraordinaire Krishna Das in the press materials for his appearance Monday at Unity of Dallas, 6525 Forest Lane. Yes. Well. Let’s not speculate about how Passover Seder went at the former home of (also former) Jeffrey Kagel, a “Long Island rock ’n’ roll kid” who began following the path of Hindu spirituality in 1968. That path led to his calling recording and leading kirtans, a part of devotional yoga that involves call-and-response chanting of the divine names. Not names like “Sid” or “Howard,” but sounds that put the chanters in touch with the eternal essence of love, truth, oneness, etc. The process sounds sort of like a jam-band concert, but not in English and minus the ’shrooms. Also, Das’ chanting -- he plays the harmonium and is accompanied by a band -- will last only one evening instead of days. That evening begins at 7:30 Monday. Tickets are $30 and available at tickets.frontgatetickets.com. Call 972-233-7106 for more info or visit krishnadas.com, where you can buy load of merch and hear samples of the chants, including “Shree Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram,” which in his version sounds not at all like the original single by The Edsels.
Mon., Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m., 2012