A Conversation with Mike Cohen
Written by: Kitzie Stern, New World Kirtan Podcast
I met Mike Cohen a few years ago when he was house sitting in Portland — we had lunch at a local food cart & spent a lovely afternoon together. He has since settled down in Grand Rapids, MI and has become one of the pillars of Midwest kirtan. We talked about the growing kirtan scene in the Midwest and about his new Dattatreya Kirtan Institute, a resource for upcoming kirtan wallahs. Performing kirtan is simultaneously a musical performance and a spiritual practice, so things can sometimes get tricky. Mike is all about training future kirtan leaders, and we talk about a few of the exciting talent he’s working with.
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