Sacred Sounds Memorial Weekend Celebrationwith Jorge Alfano, Paloma Devi & Jeff Deen
Friday, May 25 - Monday, May 28$30
Jorge’s career started at the age of 13 when a singer ask him to play the bass on her tour. Since then, Jorge has never stopped being involved in music, not only performing but also teaching and producing. Even tough he started playing the bass, he has played many different instruments from around the world. His specialty are flutes and string instruments. His passion for world music took him to work with great musicians of all traditions and to study with great masters till today. He studied at the National Conservatory “Lopez Buchardo” (Argentina), Mannes School of Music (NY USA), Indian music with G.S. Sachdev and Aashish Khan, Japanese ZEN Shakuhachi music with R. Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin Sensei ( Ki Sui An dojo in N.Y.) and Kurahashi Yoshio Sensei ( Mujuan dojo in Kyoto). At the same time, Jorge became one of New York’s most versatile session players. Notable artists that he has worked with include: Astor Piazzolla, Mercedes Sosa, Jorge Dalto, Richie Havens, Peter Erskine and Robert Thomas Jr. (from Weather Report), Amit Chatterjee, Aashish Khan, Nyogetsu Seldin, Glen Velez, Nexus, Diane Krall, Trichy Sankaran, Paul Horn, Roberto Perera, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Laraaji, Guillherme Franco, Randy Crafton, Bridges, Badal Roy, Leon Gieco, Alejandro Lerner, Jose Jose, Yaya Diallo, Beaver Chief, Steven Halpern, Fushu Daiko and many others . As a soloist Jorge, has recorded many cd’s of world music, both as a player and a producer. He recently performed for His Holiness the 14th DALAI LAMA of Tibet. www.jorgealfano.com
Paloma Devi, soul singer, ethnic dancer and seasoned yogini, is expanding the global conscious community with her gifts of wisdom, love, and devotion. Paloma is a world-traveller, embracing all cultures and serving as a member of the collective consciousness.
Jeff Deen was born with music in his heart and rhythm in his hands. Through drumming, Jeff is able to share a gift of empowerment, upliftment and healing. Jeff and his drums are instruments of healing. A former attorney, Jeff currently divides his schedule between performing and composing as a musician, and facilitating sacred transformational drumming circles. Jeff’s mission is to connect people with their innermost essence and to connect people to each other through transformational and meditative drumming. For Jeff, drumming is a sacred activity, one which connects him to the infinite state of presence, love and peace that some would call the Divine. Through his drumming, Jeff is able to transmit this deep state of presence and connection to the audience or participants in the sacred drum circle. Jeff invites others to join him in a state of intense presence, with the drums anchoring that state. When several are joined together in this state of presence, communion and receptivity, profound transformation and healing may occur. www.drummingforwellness.com