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2013-14 News Highlights

Capturing some of the highlights of the past two years – India, China, Japan, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic – Ragas, world music, film, performance art and more.

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Free Swim Maldives

November 2014 – Original score for Jon Bowermaster’s Oceans 8 film on Climate Change.

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Return to Shanghai with Yangjin Lamu, Dhruba Ghosh and Glen Velez

September 2014 – I met Tibetan singer, Yangjin Lamu at Paul Winter’s Summer Solstice Concert several years ago. Drawing on Buddhist chant and ‘calls’ from the steppes of Tibet, her song is filled with devotion and heart. With support from sarangi virtuoso, Dhruba Ghosh, and my longtime friend, Glen Velez, we crafted a wonderful program for a Chinese audience eager to explore contemplative music.

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40th Anniversary of Naropa Institute

October 2014 – Performance reunion: Arawana Hayashi, Jerry Granelli, Lee Worley, Barbara Bash, Steve Clorfeine and Lanny Harrison

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Bulgaria Filming

July 2014 – Bulgaria filming with yogi Sianna Serman For Udayayoga

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Japan Indian Music Tours

2013-2014 – Japan Indian Music Tours with Hiros Nakagawa, Jimi Miyashita, Ty Burhoe and Taro Terahara

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Kirtan

2013-2014 – Kirtan at Bhakti Fest, Omega Ecstatic Chant, and Bulgaria with Gina Sala, and Daniel Paul. Recordings with Krishna Das, Silvia Nakkach, Paul Simon, The Hanumen, and more.

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Richie Havens Memorial at Bethal Woods

August 2013 – Several years before he passed, I had the honor to record with Richie. Thanks to Leslie Hawes and Randy Crafton, Sanjoy Bandopadhyay, Samir Chatterjee and I played at the original Woodstock Site Memorial Ceremony for the great man.

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Kolkata memorial concert for my Gurubhai and dear friend Deba Prasad Banerjee.

March 2013 – “Debu” was the senior disciple of our guru, Sri Gour Goswami. I am so thankful for his
teaching and generosity.

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Shivaratri Concert with Bill Buchen on the Ganges

March 2013 – Truly an amazing event organized by our friend, Navneet Raman, as Benares explodes in celebration all around us.

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Pandit Jasraj Award

March 2013 – Thrilled to receive the Pandit Jasraj award for Cultural Understanding in Hyderabad

2012 News Highlights

Beijing Concert

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Beijing concert with Yangjin Lamu, Dhruba Ghosh & Glen Velez

I met Tibetan singer, Yangjin Lamu at Paul Winter’s Summer Solstice Concert several years ago. Drawing on Buddhist chant and ‘calls’ from the steppes of Tibet, her song is filled with devotion and heart. With support from sarangi virtuoso, Dhruba Ghosh, and my longtime friend, Glen Velez, we crafted a wonderful program for a Chinese audience eager to explore contemplative music.

Premiere of Paul Winter’s Flyways Project

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Premiere of Paul Winter’s Flyways Project at St. John Divine

Combining fabulous film footage of bird migrations along The Great Rift Valley with music from the countries along the way, Paul Winter launched a work with tremendous socio-political implications. The birds need no visas; there are no real borders. Sitting with musicians from Africa, Palestine, Israel, Turkey and Bulgaria, our music soaredflyways.org

Self Realization Center in Encinitas

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Steve with Manose & Daniel Paul at the Self Realization Center in Encinitas

Three concerts with Manose in ten days! Joined by Daniel Paul, we played at sunrise at Omega Institute, morning ragas at BhaktiFest in Joshua Tree, and finally a sublime evening on the Pacific Ocean at the Yogananda Self Realization Center in Encinitas. A night under the stars.

Rag Lalit

Listen to Rag Lalit, played at dawn on Shivaratri 2012 at Ananda Ashram, Monroe, New YorkNaren Budhakar – Tabla
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Return to the Miho Museum in Japan

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Return to the Miho Museum in Japan to perform the Grammy winning cd ‘ Miho’ .

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Vishnu Cave at Badami


Vishnu Sangeet. A sublime moment in the Vishnu Cave at Badami, India.
Exploring the cave sculptures at Badami, in Southern India, we were led to a tiny grotto: Vishnu’s Cave – certainly a place to offer some bansuri.

2011 News Highlights

Sufi Music Project at Carnegie Hall

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Hidayat Hussain Khan’s Sufi Music Project at Carnegie Hall

My first opportunity to join with Hidayat Bhai for a program of Sufi music. The ensemble is now called Sufiana, and a wonderful YouTube clip tells the story: watch clip

Berlin Olympic Stadium with Chandrika Tandon

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Berlin Olympic Stadium with Chandrika Tandon for Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s ‘Art of Living’

What an experience to play standing in the middle of the Berlin Olympic Stadium!!! Channeling Jesse Owens all the way.

Baajaa Gaajaa Festival

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Baajaa Gaajaa Festival in Pune, India

Adam Rudolph’s Go Orchestra

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Adam Rudolph’s Go Orchestra
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Beijing Concert

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Beijing Concert with Yangjin Lamu and Peter Buffett

NY Times Feature – June 02, 2010

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A Worldwide Whirlwind on Woodwinds. For the past few weeks New York Times photographer, Ozier Muhammad, has been featured each Wednesday with a series of photos of musicians playing in uncommon spaces. Steve’s photo was taken in the Widow Jane Mine in Rosendale, New York.go to nytimes.com

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