Johanna Beekman is a kirtan artist and sacred songstress loved for her rich, soulful voice, her radiant spirit, and her evocative, inspiring songs and chants that tap deep into the collective soul. She is equally comfortable performing sacred kirtan music for yoga festivals and classes, rhythmic world-beat grooves for dancers, and soulful ballads for concert audiences. Johanna’s music is central to movement-meditation-based RhythmAsana workshops and her own unique Lullaby Yoga classes.
Johanna was introduced to kirtan by Krishna Das/Ram Das on retreats when she was seventeen. In the years that followed she performed, toured, and recorded music in a variety of styles and genres before her spiritual path led her back to kirtan. She now focuses her musical creativity on devotional music. Many of her songs and chants interweave mantras from other cultures with their English translations. Some are unison meditations, some are ecstatic call-and-response jams, and all are paths to a deeper awareness of Source.
Heart Beats One, Johanna’s long-awaited kirtan album, features sacred music luminaries Benjy Wetheimer, Gina Sala, Girish, Jaya Lakshmi & Ananda, Ben Leinbach, Bibi McGill, Hans Christian, Sean Frenette, Daniel Paul, and others. The album, which was nominated as one of the top Conscious Music Albums of 2015 by Soul Traveler Radio, has been described by reviewers, musicians, and kirtan enthusiasts as stellar… stunning… gorgeous… beautiful… magical… mystical… sweet… healing… haunting… amazing… extraordinary…..
Johanna is now singing, playing, and teaching on a national tour. For more about Johanna, visit johannasings.com.