SEAN JOHNSON & THE WILD LOTUS BAND
Wild Lotus’ own Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band (Alvin Young & Gwendolyn Colman) have spent the last 14 years making music, touring, and recording together. Their music merges ancient mantras, rock, funk, gospel, and world grooves. From their beginnings as a post-Katrina philanthropic music project raising funds through benefit concerts across the country- the band has gone on to become one of the leading voices in the burgeoning mantra music genre. They are favorite headliners at yoga and music festivals nationwide, their music has appeared on several Putumayo World Music compilations, and they are the first kirtan band to ever play The New Orleans Jazz Festival. The band’s latest album Unity debuted #1 on the iTunes World Music Chart and #3 on Billboard.
Sean, Alvin, and Gwendolyn share several events at Wild Lotus each year at Wild Lotus including their 8 Day BHAKTImmersion, which draws people from around the country and abroad. They also play the annual New Orleans Sacred Music Festival held at The New Orleans Healing Center every March.
In addition to sharing concerts, the band also presents their signature “Bhakti On The Mat” experience integrating storytelling, mantra singing, live music, and vinyasa yoga guided by Sean. Watch a one minute video featuring Bhakti On The Mat.