See a Sitar Hero and take FREE Meditation Classes
Feeling adventurous? On Wednesday night, musicians from all around the world will unite to preform classical and modern arrangements of Maestro Sri Chinmoy’s soulful compositions. This FREE concert is a tribute to Sri Chinmoy’s legacy and lasting impact with audiences across America, Europe, and Asia. A little hippy-dippy, but what’s not to love about that come Spring!
So who is this Sri Chinmoy fellow? Well, among being an Indian spiritual teacher and philosopher who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, he also was a prolific artist who, by some accounts, wrote 1,500 books, 115,000 poems, and 21,000 songs, created 200,000 paintings, and gave almost 800 peace concerts in the span of his lifetime. His short songs were written in Bengali and English, and during a concert he would usually play 10-15 different instruments, such as a variety of flutes, esraj, cello, dilruba, and synthesizer, as well as improvising on piano and pipe organ. While many people were taken back by the soulfulness of his music, certain people disliked his differing skill levels on each instrument. (ie. He hadn’t exactly mastered some of the instruments yet.) But worry not, because at this concert, only accomplished musicians will give breath to his music.
For FREE tickets, call 917-770-8584. Tickets will also be given away at the door on a first-come-first-serve basis, so lift your mind (however you see fit) and head down to the concert hall in Tribeca early to assure your seat.
The Sri Chinmoy Centre in New York is also offering FREE meditation classes with a new series starting up at the end of April. You know you need some quiet in your mad-ass lives! Call 917-770-8584 for more information or to sign-up, or check out their website.
Songs of the Soul
A Tribute Concert to Sri Chinmoy
Wednesday, April 14th
BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
199 Chambers St. (between West and Greenwich Sts.) [TRIBECA]
$FREE, Concert starts at 7:30pm