INDIA 2007 6th January - 4th February
For the 4th time ( since 2000 ) I took a flight to India / Goa
This time I also have had an amazing time with my indian friends.This month in India I have " filled " with rehearsals and overdubs in the studio for my new CD " Songs of Devotion ".
Gajanan on tablas, Premanand as a singer and playing harmonium, Manab on sitar, his wife Rupasree as a singer and Prashant on bansuri
The overdubs we have made at Orlando Fernandez Studio in Panaji. The recording was some kind of fun and it was just easy to complete the songs with my indian friends. Also I have played one concert in the group of Vinod Kulkarni ( Bhajan - Singer ) at the Swami Samarta Temple on Pakhawaj. On that evening we have played only bhajan - songs of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi. It was a beautiful evening and I have visited that temple some more time for arti and meditation.
Just before my flight back I have been very lucky again - Mr.Raj Malhotra, the director of " Rock and Raaga " signed me for his label.That was a big progress for me as an artist and composer.
With my two indian friends Gajanan & Premanand I have formed a new group, called: PREMRAGA.
India was again a beautiful time with a lot of positive events. This events will help for the future.
Jai Ganesh. Om Shanti.