October 14th, 2014
Hello friends - welcome to my world of music!
These days I´m spending and playing with trumpeter Matthias Schriefl and bansuri maestro Amith Nadig in beautiful Rabat / Morocco. Our final concert will be Oct 14th at the Royal Library.
On sep 20th I´ve had the honour performing with Aynur & the NDR Bigband at the fantastic Morgenland Festival in Osnabrück. Kurdish traditional music, arranged by Wolf Kerschek for large band!
In the beginning of August we´ve celebrated our first international summer festival at The Center of Music, Culture & Health in the Karkonosze Mountains: More than 80 participants from all over the world, yoga, music sessions, forest, waterfalls, fire, sun and the full moon accompanied us throughout those magical days! There will be a video and photo documentation about it soon - stay tuned!
Another personal highlight at the Cologne Philharmonic:
A few weeks ago I was honoured to perform solo, and with different small groups and host a Global Dance Kulture Party afterwards. Please view the official link for more info.
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Now you can watch a video of the full concert HERE
A few weeks ago, it was already 28 degrees celsius in the sun; on tour with my brothers from New York - Petros Klampanis (bass & voc) and Gilad Hekselman (guitar)... watch our last gig from Girona that week: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/44982658
Here you can watch the full concert of the magical \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Morgenland Festival\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\", recorded by NDR Television:
watch a short documentation about my recent work on the daily TV show: BODEK JANKE - WDR LOKALZEIT
One of my favourite quotes these days:
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A short recent quote from my Guru, Pandit Samir Chatterjee:
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