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Joey Lugassy

Live music by Morrocan American performer.

When: Saturday, May 16, 2009, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Yoga Soup, 28 Parker Wy., Santa Barbara

Cost: $15 - $20

Age limit: All ages

Categories: World Music

Description:

In his musical career, Moroccan American, Joey Lugassy, has been nominated for two Emmy Awards for Best Song in a Drama Series, wrote a song and did a music video for Amnesty International that is currently in eight countries and sang for Zen Master and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Thich Nhat Hanh. Joey had been studying metaphysics for 30 years before he first tried yoga. He was instantly enraptured with its quality of moving prayer. This led to bhakti and kirtan; the path of devotion through chant. He has studied with Jai Uttal and since performed with Jai, Dave Stringer, Krishna Das, Wah!, Bhagavan Das, Shaman's Dream and recently at the Greek Theatre with India.Arie. He laughs that if he can just get you singing like you do in the shower, his work is done. He is often featured at Esalen Institute where he has co-led retreats and workshops with Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Dr. Robert Svoboda, Saul David Raye, Michael Franti and many others. He enjoys offering a non-sectarian approach to the deities, viewing them as symbols or aspects of consciousness. Reviews - "Joey Lugassy is my friend and my occasional kirtan 'student'. His songs and chants are filled with warmth and musicality and his voice beautifully conveys deep longings of the heart." -Jai Uttal "I just wanted him to play and play." -India.Arie "Awesome voice! I can't believe how he makes only two words that I don't even understand, work so well." -Diane Warren "Joey is frickin amazing!" -Dave Stringer Cost: $15 Advance, $20 Day Of

Phone: 805-965-8811

Event posted May 4, 2009
Last updated Jan. 11, 2010

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