Mike Cohen was a professional saxophonist until he heard kirtan. Today, he tours as a kirtan musician, and coaches students in the domains of musicianship, leadership, spirituality, energetics, chant writing and community building. His students have gone on to create thriving kirtan communities throughout the U.S., and some have recorded CDs. He recently shared his thoughts about Kirtan Leadership with The Namaste Counsel.
Michael Cohen’s Soul Contact is pitch perfect. Soul Contact features the divine voices of Joni Allen and Allie Stringer. Opening with “Sai Isha Sharanam” (Dance of Ganesh), the music moves from an ancient incantation, straight to the energy of the modern world. Mike’s chants are direct and concise, with interesting twists on the melody.