Come see Jim Beckwith chant with an all new band playing all-new material, inspired by North African desert music. A mix of chant and English lyric sure to mesmerize – Friday afternoon at 2pm, Hanuman Stage. Jim will also be playing during many of the yoga classes at Bhakti Fest. (Saul David Raye and many others).
Jim Beckwith (Hanuman Das) is an accomplished musician and songwriter. His love of music and yoga inspired him to focus on bringing live music to yoga classes. Jim’s music is soulful and evocative of healing and inner awakening. He mixes mantra chants and English lyrics with a melodic and accessible tapestry of sound, exotic instrumentation and undulating rhythms. A compelling lyricist with a voice that soars from high to low with the greatest of ease, Jim is a devoted yogi and musician who focuses on Bhakti – the great yoga of the heart.
Jim has played with many of the world’s top teachers; (Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Saul David Raye, Desiree Rumbaugh, Amy Ippoliti, John Friend, Sianna Sherman, Janet Stone, Kia Miller and Tommy Rosen, among others). He has shared the stage with with many great kirtan artists including Jai Uttal, Bhagavan Das, Govind Das & Radha, Brenda McMorrow, David Newman, Kirtaniyas, Aykanna, Shantala & Saul David Raye. Recently appeared at Bhakti Fests, Hanuman Festival, Floyd Fest, Esalen Yoga Festival, Prana Fest, Yoga Journal Conferences, and many classes and workshops.