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!
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
Berlin’s most popular Yoga Music Program! Love in the city…come and celebrate with Philippo! 4 Days of inspiring Yoga!
Soul Motion – Kirtan Concert with Philippo: Saturday, 8-9:30pm
Festival Workshop on Sunday afternoon with Philippo: Alchemy of Sacred Music – Sunday, 3-6pm
Meet the line up – click here
With Lalana Rose & Friends
Saturday, April 2
$15 Suggested Donation
(cash only event)
Let’s sing and chant together, opening our hearts to love.
Lalana Rose will be accompanied by talented musicians Philippo Franchini playing the guitar, Kalidas Pathfinder, and Mazyar Karandish for a night of devotional music.
Musical Alchemy with Phillippo! Live music!
If you live in the Los Angeles area, come out to Kelly Sullivan Walden’s LIVE (book) coming out party!
Friday, February 12 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Book Soup – 8818 Sunset Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90069
Please join us for an celestial evening of kirtan at Diane Dickerson’s home in Santa Barbara. Kirtan (chanting) may be the best way to remove certain resistances and blocks from our heart, mind, and body. Music and sound can liberate us in untold ways based on the intention, the frequency, and the awareness of those singing.
Special guest Ziyaad Marcus will be playing tablas, Eje Lynn-Jacobs on bass, Sudama on guitar and vocals, joined also by Kabir on mrdangam, and other surprise guests.
Refreshments will be served.
Donation $10-20 suggested.
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.
Exhale Venice and Micheline Berry’s Liquid Asana Teacher Training present…
The Beatles’ Yoga: A Multimedia Concert Experience
Saturday, October 10th, 2015, 7:30-9:30pm
Los Angeles, CA. / Venice Beach
$30 Presale; $35 at the door
Advance ticket purchase recommended.
Limited seating will be available.
The Beatles changed the world spiritually as well as musically. Their journey to India legitimized meditation in the West, introducing words like mantra, guru and ashram, and opened the floodgates for yogic teachings to spread, within you without you, and across the universe.
Join Phil Goldberg, author of the award-winning book American Veda, and ace musicians led by 2 time Emmy nominated singer-songwriter and Bhakti rock artist Joey Lugassy, for a magical mystery tour of the Beatles’ mind blowing, world changing trip from the set of “Help” to the banks of the Ganges, to “My Sweet Lord”.
With audio, video and storytelling accompanied by a kickin’ 7 piece band, they will illuminate the fab four’s spiritual journey and celebrate them as ambassadors of India’s timeless wisdom and creators of unforgettable songs.
7:30 Welcome Reception – 8:00 Concert
The Beatles Ensemble Joey Lugassy – Vocals, Guitar, Harmonium
Rob Sherman – Keyboards, Vocals, Music Director
Philippo Franchini – Guitars, Vocals
Deepak Ramapriyan – Vocals, Guitar, Violin
Eddie Young – Bass, Cello
Christo Pellani – Drums, Beatles Bible
Marty Lieberman – Sitar, Guitar
The Yoga & Music Experience of a Lifetime.
Philippo will be playing Thursday, Sept. 10th at 2pm w Brenda McMorrow and Sunday, Sept. 13th at 4 pm with David Newman.
Bhakti Fest is the premier yoga, sacred music, and personal growth festival in the United States. Since 2009, for six days each September, we have featured the best Yoga Teachers, Kirtan Musicians, and Workshop Leaders in the world. We are part of the Center for Spiritual Studies, a 501c3 nonprofit that supports charities across the globe, mainly in India. Proceeds generated each year, after we cover our costs, go to our chosen causes. We accept donations to help us provide extraordinary festivals and give support to those less fortunate than us. We invite you to view our gallery. We hope to see you in the Bhav!
Learn more here!