#181. 827 children sing peace songs by Sri Chinmoy (Pécs, Hungary – October 21, 2019)

On October 21, 2019, 827 children (between 7-19 years old) from 23 schools in Pécs and the surrounding area sang at the famous Kodály Center – one of the best music halls in Hungary – 15 peace songs in Bengali and English by Sri Chinmoy, accompanied by the ensemble “Mountain-Silence” in honor of the United Nations International Day of Peace. At the end all the children – the whole audience – gave a standing ovation, clapping and thrumming enthusiastically. As an “encore” the children sang two songs once more with great joy and enthusiasm.

The next big project will be a similar group of children but coming from many places around the world. The event is planned for the 30th of October 2020 in Győr. If you have ideas to realize this event or want to participate please contact: kinga.csornay@gmail.com.

#177. Palermo Peace Week (November 8-17, 2019)

This video documents a remarkable week long event celebrating peace in Palermo. An initiative involving Mayor Leoluca Orlando and the city of Palermo hosting 10 exhibitions of Sri Chinmoy’s Jharna-Kala artwork along with numerous Peace Run events, concerts and seminars. The event culminated with a parade through the city of a 160 m long canvas of children’s artwork dedicated to Peace.

#147. Concert of “Savita” from Kazakstan (Zurich, Switzerland – November 2018)

This is the first time that the spiritual music group SAVITA from Kazaksthan was on tour in Zurich, Switzerland. They are all disciples of Sri Chinmoy and played and sang their master’s melodies and also used two native instruments of their country: the Kobyz (a kind of violin) and Dombra (a kind of mandolin). The members of the group are Akbota (leader), Anara, Nazerke, Akkerbez, Assemgul, Varvara and Anna (currently living in Germany). Filmed and edited by kedarvideo, Switzerland.

#140. Krishna Das at the Aspiration-Ground (New York – August 27, 2018)

With a remarkably soulful voice that touches the deepest chord in even the most casual listener, Krishna Das has taken the call-and-response chanting out of yoga centres and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the best-selling western chant artist of all time. He has released 14 well received albums, Grammy nominated Live Ananda (2012). In February 2013, Krishna Das performed at the Grammy awards in Los Angeles

On August 27 Krishna Das offered a special concert in New York at the Aspiration-Ground. He performed with two members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre: Sadanand Magee (Ireland) and Nelson Myers (New Zeland).

#130. The Brazil Songs of the Soul tour 2018

Songs of the Soul is a musical journey which takes the depth, power and sheer vastness of Sri Chinmoy’s musical compositions and weaves an experience dedicated to the journey of the human spirit.

Sri Chinmoy’s heart-warming, soul-stirring music has been acclaimed and celebrated by musical giants including Ravi Shankar, Leonard Bernstein and Quincy Jones. Over his lifetime, Sri Chinmoy offered almost 800 concerts around the world, all of them free of charge, in the belief that the inner peace and happiness he sought to convey through his music was everyone’s birthright.

Songs of the Soul is proud to continue that self-giving tradition by offering all their concerts free of charge.

The Brazil Songs of the Soul tour video captures life on the road preparing for concerts and enjoying local experiences.

To find out more, visit the official website: www.songsofthesoul.com