The two-day celebration includes a film screening, panel discussion, and musical performance.
In 2017 David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label released an album of Alice Coltrane’s music recorded with her Ashram in Agoura Hills, CA. The Ecstatic Music Of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda contained songs (recorded between 1982 and 1995) that had previously been available only on cassettes and brought Turiya’s spiritual music to an entirely new audience of listeners.
This weekend, Luaka Bop continues their mission of sharing the music with a series of celebrations developed in collaboration with the Ashram and 2220 Arts + Archives in Historic Filipinotown.
Saturday, November 20 from 1-3pm there will be a free film screening of Ashram: The Spiritual Community Of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda followed by a conversation with Sita Michelle Coltrane, Elder Purusha Hickson, Elder Shankari Adams, Music Director Surya Botofasina, Eric Welles-Nystrom & Harmony Holiday.
Sunday, November 21 from 2-5pm The Sai Anantam Ashram Singers, under the direction of Surya Botofasina, will perform a devotional music offering through Universal Chanting featuring Sita Michelle Coltrane, Carlos Niño, Efajemue on drums and Caleb Buchanan on bass.