Intentions (Kavannot) behind each song
The tracks on Achat Sha’alti were widely field-tested before I took them into the studio to record them. They were all performed many times, and in many different contexts. The choices made in constructing a studio arrangement, then, were the result of much interaction and co-creation with other musicians, “audiences,” and — if it may be said — with Divine inspiration itself.
Click on the links below to see the lyrics for the chants (Hebrew, translation, transliteration) as well as to read an example of the kinds of teachings which Rabbi Hahn offers to set the intention (Kavannah) of a Kirtan Rabbi chant.