Michelle Rafferty, lead kirtan vocalist & Sean Caisey, guitarist & producer
Michelle Rafferty, Bermuda’s own kirtan wallah, has collaborated with talented local musician Sean Caisey to bring soulful mantra grooves and live kirtan to local audiences and participants. Their music blends ancient mantras with rhythms of Soul, Latin and African music, creating a joyful kirtan experience.
Michelle’s voice has the power to gently transport listeners to the sacred chamber of their own hearts as well as uplift them to transcendent realms of bliss and love.
Michelle leads kirtan at local concerts and special events, including Bermuda Yoga Festival 2014, where she opened for kirtan artist David (Durga Das) Newman, and OmFest 2015, opening for Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band. More recently, Michelle was invited onstage as a response singer for inspirational award-winning composer Carmella Baynie at Bhakti Fest West 2015, the Woodstock of yoga and music festivals in the U.S.
Sean Caisey is a talented guitarist with over 25 years experience producing, arranging and performing in Bermuda as well as internationally. Sean enjoys the creative possibilities of kirtan music, enhancing the powerful vibration of music while supporting the voice and themes of the mantras.
Michelle and Sean will be opening for AYKANNA at Bermuda Yoga Festival 2016.