I will be producing Swamiji’s new cd of songs and chants.
A new project just released by Manadarin Oriental Hotels is a cd with 11 new pieces from Jorge, based on a 6 cd box with the music of the Chinese elements,”Quintessence” is the intro to this new adventure, really cool !! available only through www.mandarinorientalhotels/spa.com
Feb 1st – Apr 28th, 2013
West Encounters East developed by Miami-based art collector and museum trustee Stella Holmes in 2010, explores the fusion of Asian and Latin American cultural traditions in the works of artists of Asian heritage who live and work in the West, with the objective of increasing intercultural respect in a globalized age by promoting arts education and appreciation.
West Encounters East will continue to seek out and promote artists who are descendants of the Asian diaspora to Latin America in an effort to facilitate broader communication between cultures in an age of increasing globalization, using a variety of media, from academic presentations and curated exhibitions to film, to increase arts education and appreciation as a means of encouraging understanding and tolerance among people everywhere.
Music by Jorge Alfano.
See the trailer and schedule for PBS on www.westencounterseast.com
This year we will again feature work on the Shakuhachi used as a Healing tool, as well as the usual work with the Honkyoku and the Sankyoku (Trio) Repetoire. The duration of the camp will last its usual 4 days.
The camp program includes four classes per day with the following Shakuhachi Masters: Kurahashi Yodo Sensei, Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin, Robert Nyosei Kline, Kurt Nyoshun Findeisen, Dan Gutwein, Jorge Alfano and Mutsumi Takamizu on Koto and Shamisen. In addition all Campers will get two private lessons with the staff members of their choice. Registration begins at 10:30AM on Friday, August 9, 2013, and the Camp ends at 12:00 (noon) Monday, August 12, 2013.
Students will be able to take part in other optional activities such as Za-Zen, and Tai Chi Chuan. There will be time to schedule additional private lessons with the guest instructors. This year we will have the new, highly recommended (sustainable) cooking of the Northbrook Caterers doing the Catering for all of our meals . For more info go to www.nyogetsu.com
New cd from ” Mirage” Jorge’s trio with Vicky Richards on Violin & Jeff Deen on Tablas and percussion.”NECTAR” is the result of 3 musicians opening their hearts and minds to new music with the idea of nectar from the spiritual experience of music.