Published on December 30th, 2019 | by Publisher, Atlanta Edition0
ChantLanta 2020: Bigger Than Ever
(Photo: Julien Photography)
For the first time in its history, ChantLanta Sacred Music Festival will fill a whole weekend with music, workshops, a diverse vendor market and a silent auction. Organizers are also planning to include a dedicated space for the ancient, holistic health system of Ayurveda, and participants can meet some of Atlanta’s Ayurvedic specialists. A special all-star kirtan jam will close out the festival on the last day.
The music program will feature the Flying Mystics, Narayani, Douglas Johnson, Ian Boccio and the Spirit Messengers, John Stringer, Gershone, Shonali Banerjee, Bob Sima and Phil McWilliams.
This year’s charity partner is The Learning Tea, which works to lift at-risk young women in Darjeeling, India, out of poverty by providing college educations to transform their lives and their communities. Since its first event 11 years ago, ChantLanta has helped to raise over $50,000 for its charity partners.
“ChantLanta continues to be a beacon of light, love and peace in this city,” says creative director Ian Boccio. “Every year, we are able to touch the lives of so many and open up otherwise unknown pathways to healing and bliss right here in our own neighborhoods.”
Admission to the festival is free. Workshops, however, limit attendance and require advance registration plus a $10 donation to The Learning Tea.
Organizers expect the event’s workshops to sell out ahead of time, so advance registration is recommended. Sponsors, vendors, silent auction donations and volunteers are still being accepted. Learn more at ChantLanta.org or facebook.com/chantlanta.
The 2020 ChantLanta event will be held March 13 to 15 at The Church at Ponce and Highland, 1085 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta.