It feels like summer here in Sevilla, after a spell of rain and cold. It’s okay, I used the inside time to write some great new songs which I’ll be premiering at the upcoming events on this European Summer Tour. Upon arriving in Italy in April I jumped to Berlin to play at the “Love in the City” festival put on by my friends Sathya and Liliana from Bhakti Yoga Summer, which is Germany’s most popular and longstanding Bhakti gathering. 💗 http://bhaktiyogasummer.com/ 💗 I’ll be playing and teaching a Musical Alchemy Workshop at the Summer Edition at Seminarzentrum Sonnenstrahl ( a big castle-like retreat) in Southern Germany, June 9-12 . Besides yoga classes and wonderful vegetarian food, their music lineup is great too, with Prem Joshua, Satyaa & Pari, Prema Hara and much more !
Back to Berlin, I was really happy to reunite with my dear friend and music creator Eli Salzman, who I knew for many years in California, now living in Berlin, and also Emy Berti, wonderful Italian bhakti artist, who both were in my band there and really brought the music alive! I had wonderful support also from some talented local musicians who rounded out the ensemble. Look for photos and videos I’ve posted here from that weekend. This was the first event that Sathya and Liliana created in Berlin and it was well-organized at a lovely Bio Hotel on the river. I hope it will be continued next year.
* New on the horizon …. July 9th in Nice, France …another Italian friend, Max Greco, is launching the Shanti Riviera Festival, with yoga, music, bio cuisine and more. Promises to be really enjoyable https://www.facebook.com/Shantirivierafestival/ *I’ll be playing music there along with Elijah Tucker, Emy Berti and other artists.
As a warmup for Bliss Beat 2016 in Piemonte, Italy, I’ll be stopping in for a Saturday solo concert on July 2 at Cascina Bellaria ( Hari Om Yoga Center) http://www.blissbeatfestival.com, then returning for a full band set on the main stage Saturday, July 16th. This will be the blues/gospel full rockin’ experience ! Marco Mandrino’s vision of Bliss Beat has morphed into some psychedelic evenings after all the great yoga and wisdom teachings in the day. Come out to dance and party !
Ok …here’s a lyric from one of the new songs: “We’ll leave the neon signs behind, let the serpent fire unwind, The Magic that you lost, you just might find …”
So I hope our paths cross this summer; if you feel the inspiration please come share the music and love – Blessings, Philippo
After much traveling in 2015 I have relocated to beautiful Santa Barbara and built a small music studio in our garage. The relaxing atmosphere here has been great for me physically and mentally ; I have new musical inspirations and I’m sleeping better! Plans for 2016 include a collection of Indian flavored compositions called “the seven goddesses”, which my wife Daniela will use in teaching her dance workshops. My new album which has a working title “La Sirena ” the mermaid ,which I recorded in Spain with Dana Walden, is finished and I’m waiting to release it until I get some good distribution arrangements. It should be soon! I’m playing the wonderful bliss beat festival in Italy in July, as well as some new places, also in Spain which I will post about later. Finally, the Beatles yoga multimedia show which I am a part of is going to fly to Bulgaria in August for the Udaya live music and yoga festival. This will be their first big yoga festival and I have a feeling it will be amazing!
For now, working with the seven goddesses, writing some new songs and meeting new friends and musicians here in Santa Barbara.
Many blessings to you all, stay warm.
It feels great to be back in Cali after several months of pretty non-stop travel. I just set up my new studio and will begin recording some of the music I was inspired to write, particularly in India ! Soon I’ll be posting some events and good news …Here’s a fun one I’ll be doing in Los Angeles on Sept 27th — http://bit.ly/Sept-27-Creative-Forces-Concert. Happy end of summer …stay tuned !
Hello to All my Friends and Fans who have visited recently…. sorry about the confusion with my websites, I’ve been learning a new system here while traveling alot ! It’s all getiing organized now so you’ll be able to see events, download music and write me notes !
Thanks for your patience and Blessings ! Keep Resonating
Philippo is currently getting inspiration from the beautiful culture of India.
Happy Sunday everyone ! I would like you to know you can now download my Magic and Grace album from Spirit Voyage Records.
Thank you Ramdesh Kaur! Also for a great bhakti soundtrack tune into www.blissbubbleradio.com …
I’m being played there, with many other artists you love !