Brook Forest Voices announces download distribution for “The Jewels of Happiness”

Jewels-Sri-ChinmoyBrook Forest Voices (BFV) audiobook producer and publisher has signed an agreement with Heart-Light to download distribution of Sri Chinmoy’s inspirational “The Jewels of Happiness: Inspiration and Wisdom to Guide Your Life-Journey.”  “The Jewels of Happiness” is an audiobook containing poems and prose by peace leader Sri Chinmoy. A video message delivered by Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu stated, “These sweet gems of wisdom by my dear friend Sri Chinmoy are timeless truths full of encouragement, love and goodness.” The audiobook was released March 19 at the United Nations headquarters in New York on the eve of the first UN International Day of Happiness and contains chapters read by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, singer Roberta Flack, Olympic champion Carl Lewis, musician Michael Walden, actress Judith Light and Musician Boris Grebenshikov.

BFV President Diana Andrade points out, “Brook Forest Voices corporate motto is taken from a native American saying, ‘It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story’, so it’s a bit of kismet that we’ve been chosen as the distribution partner for this wonderful book narrated by so many influential people. We are thrilled.” “The Jewels of Happiness” is now be available from Brook Forest Voices and their distribution channels as an audio download. A portion of the proceeds will go to charities for children worldwide: Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, Philani Nutrition and Development Project in South Africa and Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity.

Brook Forest Voices is a complete audio production studio located just west of Denver in Evergreen, CO, specializing in audiobook narration, production and publishing. BFV is designed to help large and small publishers, as well as authors, with all their audio needs. Publishers and authors wanting to learn more can visit


Royal Albert Hall Concert of Boris Purushottama Grebenshikov now online

The big concert event of Russian Musician Boris Purushottama Grebenshikov in the Royal Albert Hall in London is now online on YouTube in its full length of 2:16:38 h. He is one of the most prolific contemporary soulful pop musicians. Enjoy!

Soulful songs by Boris Purushottama Grebenshikov

Russian singer Boris Purushottama Grebenshikov (BG) visited Sri Chinmoy in Queens, NY, in August 2007 where he gave a beautiful performance, attended by almost 2000 seekers and guests from around the world. This was only 6 weeks before Sri Chinmoy passed away. Let’s end this year with this soulful performance.

Boris Purushottama Grebenshikov’s performance at the UN

In August 2007 Purushottama Boris Grebenshikov performed a concert at the United Nations, attended by Sri Chinmoy. Filmed by Mridanga Spencer. Enjoy these beautiful melodies of one of the most gifted Russian singers! This is the first of 10 parts that are now online on YouTube. You may also watch an interview with him, that was published as part of the LIFE Voices series.

Boris Purushottama Grebenshikov performs in Vienna

This Monday, December 15, Russian singer Boris Purushottama Grebenshikov will perform for the first time in Austria, in the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna. In a prolific career that has spanned almost four decades, BG (his artistic short name) has continued to enchant his audiences with new sounds and a lyrical language that has earned him the affectionate title “Poet Laureate of Russia.” Singer, composer and poet Grebenshikov is one of the “founding fathers” of modern Russian music. He has produced more than 500 songs and 50 albums since the formation of his legendary band Aquarium in 1972. His music over the years has incorporated a range of styles, from folk and blues to translucent acoustics – and includes a whole slew of various ethnic and folklore influences, from Celtic to Asian. Accompanied by an international ensemble of musicians performing on instruments from the sitar and tabla to the violin and flute, he presents a fusion of his own classic folk melodies with sounds from around the world. After concerts in Dublin, Kiev, Milan and Russia this will be the final concert for this year. In an interview he said: “As far back as I can remember I was singing – since I was three or four. I always felt this strange feeling when I was listening to music that it means more than people give it credit for. Music has a special sort of enchantment that works when you hear the first couple of notes. I would say that music is sort of an ocean, so I just venture into the ocean and I follow the waves.” For more informations and tickets contact: To get inspired watch also my interview on

Exclusive Interview with Russian Musician Boris Purushottama Grebenshikov

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Two years ago I met the world-renowned Russian musician Boris Purushottama Grebenshikov for the first time, when he gave an interview in beautiful surroundings by the sea in Malaysia. In August 2008 I had the chance to speak with him again, a couple of hours before he performed at the Presbyterian Church in Manhattan at the Songs of the Soul concert, dedicated to Sri Chinmoy. The Russian singer speaks about his frequent travels to India, his upcoming concert in Dublin and offers his soulful feelings on music and life. This is episode 17 of my monthly interview series “LIFE Voices”. You can watch the video (7:39 min) here on the blog, on vimeo and on