HOME is a collection of thirty-four poems and twelve songs inspired by a diverse group of immigrants who have made significant contributions to the United States. In terms of New Age music, this collection contains songs by Paul Avgerinos. Will Ackerman and Jeff Oster are also producers, and Jeff plays on three tracks as well.
HOME will be available as a keepsake hardcover book, with a CD of original music. From Yo-Yo Ma to Martina Navratilova, Celia Cruz to Madeleine Albright, Carlos Santana to Albert Einstein, these poems symbolize the many roads that lead to America.
Offering a welcoming feeling intended to inform our cultural conversation and enhance our national dialogue, HOME also has twelve accompanying musical pieces that serve as personal meditations on the essence of home, in which you can reflect upon where you feel most welcome, whether a place or state of mind.
Not only are Deepak Chopra, Kabir Sehgal, Paul Avgerinos immigrants or the sons of immigrants, they are also artists. They came together to create HOME: WHERE EVERYONE IS WELCOME to inform and elevate the cultural conversation around immigrants. Combining poems and songs, HOME reminds us of the contributions of all immigrants and why it’s important to make our fellow neighbors, friends, and citizens feel welcome.
HOME is available here.
Paul Avgerinos is a first generation American, whose father Costas emigrated from Greece to the US in 1938. Paul is a GRAMMY winning artist, composer, producer, and engineer with 23 critically acclaimed New Age albums to his credit. He is active in creating scores for a variety of television shows and has also collaborated with Jewel, Run DMC, and Willie Nelson. Paul’s multi-step, intuitive creative process includes archetype and style guide development, meditation, mantra and prayer.
Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, is an immigrant who was born in New Delhi, India, moved to the United States in 1970, and became a citizen in 1984. He is an American author, lecturer and music composer who has contributed to seven albums and written over eight-five books translated into over 43 languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers.
Kabir Sehgal is a first generation American, and his parents are both from India. Among his works are children’s books that he has written with his mother, The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk and A Bucket of Blessings. A multi-GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY Award winning producer, he has collaborated with jazz artists such as Chucho Valdés, Arturo O’Farrill, and Ted Nash. Kabir is also a composer and musician. A US Navy veteran, he works in corporate strategy at First Data Corporation in New York City.
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