devotional performance art rooted in the Bhakti traditions

Arts on the Hill hosts Darshan Music

    ROCKPORT — Coastal Mountains Land Trust’s Arts on the Hill program brings Darshan Music to Beech Hill Preserve on Sunday, August 14, at 5 p.m., as part of this summer concert series. 

    Carla and Justin form the traditional kirtan duo “Darshan Music”. Their service is to play kirtan, a devotional performance art rooted in the Bhakti traditions of India. Their music is often ecstatic and performed with or without one or more musical instruments, singing, and clapping.

    Carla (drums) and Justin (harmonium) met singing opposite one another at a performance in 2017 and formed a group soon after.

    Participants are welcome to sing, clap, or sit quietly, while the emphasis of any performance is calling on Divine. Darshan have played for groups as far afield as Maui, Hawaii.

    “Plan to bring a picnic, relax and enjoy the spectacular view,” said CMLT, in a news release.

    All Arts on the Hill performances are free and open to all ages but please leave your dogs at home.

    Mazie Cox and Brinkley Thorne generously help underwrite the Arts on the Hill music series.


    Coastal Mountains Land Trust has worked since 1986 to permanently conserve land to benefit the natural and human communities of the western Penobscot Bay. The Land Trust has protected over 12,000 acres, offering 50 miles of trails for public recreation.


    Beech Hill Preserve is a 295-acre conservation property, managed for the complementary purposes of maintaining its scenic beauty, historic value, grassland bird habitat, and organic blueberry production.

    Event Date: 

    Sun, 08/14/2022 - 5:00pm

    Event Location: 

    Beech Hill Preserve


    316 Beech Hill Rd
    Rockport, ME 04856
    United States