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!
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.
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.
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: www.grebenshikovconcert.at. To get inspired watch also my interview on srichinmoy.tv.
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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 srichinmoy.tv.