Kirtan is a very different kind of music. Based on ancient chants, it has the ability to quite the mind if listened to with intention. Everyone experiences Kirtan differently, and it dosen't have to be a religious experince. You can think of it as a sing-along. A Kirtan concert is not your typical concert either. Everyone sits on the floor, although chairs are usually available. The performers are accessible, in fact there's not much of a distinction between performers & audience. The wallah (leader) sings the mantra, and the audience sings it back. As you sing with each other you experince a deep connection with the musicians, the other audience members and yourself. When the music stops, your mind is quiet.