INDIA … amazing India

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It was the  5 th time that I arrived in India , I had been before in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong , Cambodia … had a great time in every place … but when I entered India, I immediatly felt at “ Home „. It started when just arrived at Mumbai Airport at 1:30 in the night, I decided to go to the tea shop and have there a Masala Chai. I came only with Usd and no single Rupee in my pocket , it took one minute and I was straight invited by an Indian. The place was in Airport area , but outdoor with chairs and tables, took out my Amplifier and my Guitar and jammed over some Electronic tracks from Younger Brothers . After some time a group of airport securities came and the sat down next table. I went down with my volume immediatly, but to my astonihment the gave me hand sign I should go up with the volumne and continue to play … it something around 2:30 in the morning …

made me simply happy , home again !

 

 

 

 

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Airport after Midnight Jam …

 

 

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Street Art in Colaba District in Mumbai …

 

 

 

A galerie exhibition …

 

 

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Sugar Cane Juice is really refreshing !

 

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Everywhere cows ,  mata India  *

 

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Tagetti (german name ) flowers ,  speacially for religious festivals they use it everywhere as decoration or as malas .

 

 

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Around  gateway of India , in Colaba …

 

Flowers and Sai Baba …

 

 

We should work for it :    Heaven on earth ,  OM

 

 

 

Finally after 10 days in Mumbai my friends Rower and Tiffany arrived from Peking … ready to leave for Goa ,  be in a nature paradise at the sea …

 

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Train to Goa

 

 

 

 … beautiful one day journey from Mumbai to Goa

 

 

 

ARAMBOL  in the sun !    Welcome to nature paradise …

 

 

 

Something about life spirit there … Boom !

 

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at Arambol beach ,  feel  Happiness

 

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view from the Hotel roof

 

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rehearsing music in my new private room

 

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Indian Classical …

 

 

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„Mr. Lotus Garden „,  producer from Peking   &  his wife Tiffany,   … we came together to Arambol to make music .

 

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Wonderful  sunsets  , every day we where blessed

 

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YUMMY  Thali …  indian food is so tasty !

 

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DIWALI  ,  Festival of Light

 

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Sitars &   Tampura

 

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At the beach …

 

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In front of the restaurant …

 

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„Sri Ram , Jai Ram“   written on the ground in front of the restaurant

 

often hang out in this Garden Cafe of Vailankani hotel

 

 

 

Joyti Ram, Tetouze and Olga perform at the beach …

Peace  after sunset …

 

 

 

Arambol beach drum cyrcle,  every day !   …

 

 

 

structure ,  seems some insects where active

 

 

 

is like a meditation …

 

 

 

be … just be … in a happy way

 

 

Morning tee on the balcony of my house … I love green Pu er  tea

 

 

 

my neighbour kids ,  … they often asked me if I have sweets when I passed by ,  hehe

 

 

 

Catholic church in Arambol … most of the locals in Goa are christians

 

 

 

Maria & Jesus

 

 

I like the coconut trees there … nature is divine

 

 

JESUS  … found this on a car there

 

passed by the school every day,  on my way to my breakfast

 

 

 

Visited my friends Anand and Akasha and their kids at  Vedic valley … their own retreat place

 

 

Sri Ganesh there too …

 

 

 

Om namo Shivaya  !

 

 

 

Frangipani flowers … love them … smell soo nice !

 

A friend of mine Attila Manju wrote a song called  “ Frangipani “  ,  is something about Arambol spirit:

 

 

 

 

With friends sitting at the beach ,  have a glas of wine and enjoy sunset !

 

 

 

Having a coffee with  paratha with curd ,  pickels …

 

 

My Sitar maker Altaf Mulla and his dad came to Arambol from a neighbour state and we had first talks on my fusion Sitar ,  that I ordered from this company

 

 

 

went to ASH club

 

 

 

A painting there …

 

 

 

Morning tea and writing session at my balcony …   listening to the songs of the birds in the jungle

 

 

 

writing  …

 

 

my room …

 

 

 

Nice reaggae parties  …

 

 

 

and this is  me  …

 

 

 

Hardly could find good quality music instruments in Arambols shops …

 

 

 

Somewhere on a wall …

 

 

Yoga, Dance and Shiatsu courses in “ town “  …

 

 

 

My last CD   “ New World Sounds “ …

 

 

 

Cow is coming to Mohans  tea shop … spending lovely time there every day !

 

 

 

Twice in nature muisc club,  stage …

 

 

 

with Sam and his girlfriend …   a great guitar player

 

Often  jammed with Mia ,  she is a good guitar player and a producer too

 

 

Everywhere  banyan trees …

 

 

 

My friend Prashant  , who is a iT company boss , I teached him in his holidays here often guitar and we had a nice hang out at concerts together …

 

Coconut  Reaggae , Jungle Rastafari …

 

 

 

 

Very big cow bull , they lovely,  but  I had once on a early morning on my way to the beach betweens the coconut trees  a bull who broke out and gone crazy running behind me  … Uuuuuuh  …

 

 

A friends new ordered Sitar from instrument maker town Miraj in Maharastra state …

 

 

He he ,  Ganesh !

 

Oh dear  Nico  !   poet  ,  world traveller  and master of  “ celebration “ …

 

 

 

Yes ,  oh yeah !

 

 

With  Binx  and Sathie  …  my  lovely indian homies !

 

 

 

We started to play together ,  something like this …

 

 

 

love is everywhere …

 

best caugh medicine in Goa …

 

 

 

A moment …

 

 

around new years eve …

 

 

 

Binx  and  Athur from south tyrol  ,  who became a good friend too …

 

 

 

Came to the concert too …

 

 

 

at the beach …

 

 

 

Happy brows …  soo happy

 

 

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Binx and our swedish friends …

 

 

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My  Indian  friends …

 

 

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One  painted something in his hand and said thats me … hehe

 

 

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Jamming in the Garden …

 

 

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nice …

 

 

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does it looks Chinese … ?

 

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Beach life in Arambol …

 

 

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Smoke in my window …

 

 

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At new years eve we played there …

 

 

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 Fireworks

 

 

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“ BINX “ … did also a psy- trance DJ set  … Lucy in the sky with diamonds … was a crazy night …

 

 

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teached them how to count up to 31 with one hand … they had fun with it ,  good evening Korea

 

 

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I liked the reggae parties there …

 

 

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Oh la la …

 

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meditate and breath …

 

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Sunset  … thanks for this moment !

 

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found this book  in OM shanti cafe … where i liked to drink tee and having chill moments with my friends

 

 

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OM Shanti Cafe …

 

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dear russian friends ,  thanks for your present  … I liked it !

 

 

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A long long party night , that ended up in the morning at the fire at the beach …

 

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who is that again ?

 

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beach life is soo good … specially when there is winter in europe , and here every day feels like summer

 

 

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Finally left Goa for a few days and went to to Miraj town in Maharastra state to get my new Sitar i ordered there …

 

 

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Father and son run the business there together

 

 

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checking out the sound …

 

 

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Paco , a french Sitar player was there to , he said my instrument has an amazing sound … was soo happy in that moment ,  almost cried  …

 

 

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Some of the greatest masters in indian classical music … in front of a music shop in miraj town

 

 

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Oh  HOLY COW  !  I got my new fusion sitar and met this wonderful Cow in Miraj … just before I left town

 

 

Back in Arambol with my new fusion Sitar … finally !   was soo happy … after having almost 3 month no Sitar with me !

 

Warm up again ,  feels so good !

 

 

 

In the garden of Hotel Vailankani  … spend many hours there with having coffees and meet friends there,  jamming music or having some food … beautiful atmosphere !

 

In these days I first time met the Austrian Lion Heart … we became real friends and finally made a band with Binx my indian homie and him together  !

 

 

 

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here we are …

 

 

At  Om Shanti Cafe …

 

Smile  …

 

 

one more time !

 

 

 

finally I run into Attila Manjus concert with  Kate on drums & Will Soloman on percussions and Goa Elvis on e-guitar , a psychodelic rock experience …

 

sounded a little bit like this:

 

Rock & Roll …

or like this :

 

 

 

 

Goa map

 

 

Arambol  jungle

 

 

 

performing at Om Sita  with Lion heart and Binx …

 

 

 

Party …  hanging out with Lion & Binx

 

 

 

At the fire …

 

 

 

Binx smile …

 

 

Study some rhytms , TALAs

 

 

suddenly a american tabla student appeared at one of the concert ,  and Daisy arrived from China

 

 

Lion heart and brother Colton “ Coltrane „

 

 

practise music together … Varun is a mouth drum player …

 

 

 

a lots of variations …

 

 

At our concerts back stage …

 

 

 

Colton & Shanti … hang out backstage

 

 

 

played in Oshoanic with lion

 

 

 

suddenly the snake was in our garden …

 

 

 

like this colors

 

 

 

some tabla rhytms … nice for speaking

 

 

one day when I came home in the night,  this star suddenly hang on my sitar bag … probably I passed a christmas tree somewhere … surprise

 

 

 

gave her the mic at our concert … she was so into it that she not wanted to stop anymore

 

 

 

Bum Baba Binx …

 

 

 

walking in the Jungle …

 

 

 

afternoon  at Om shanti cafe …

 

 

 

 

 

He he …

 

 

 

Dancing Shiva

 

 

 

At Anjuna … night market concert & fire dance

 

 

 

Cloud jam band played there … sounds a bit like this:

 

 

 

 

 

Papaya tree … I ate a lot of fruits in Goa ,   sometimes I had 8 differents kinds …

 

 

 

My favourite place in Arambol to calm down and practise Sitar , after I found this place I went there every day early morning … really peaceful

 

 

 

At the temple …

 

 

 

 

Ahoo  !

 

 

 

At  “ OM  Sita “ at the beach ,  we often played there with Cosmic Gypsies band ,  had nice evenings there and a lot of friends who came there too , to celebrate with us …

 

 

 

 

 

Jason , his Gf ,  Nyree & Ava

 

 

 

Lion heart  and indian friends & cat

 

 

 

Jason played some Songs

 

 

 

Cornelius my german oboe player friend came over from China / Guangzhou symphonie orchestra to have a holiday break … Walter another Austria Sitar player also passed by to have a balcony hang out .

 

 

 

around sunset time …

 

 

 

Lion & Ava     at Mohans chai shop corner   “ Arambol cinema „

 

 

 

morning practise at the temple …

 

 

 

philosophical  talks in the morning …

 

 

Babu sometimes came over to visit me in the morning at the temple … often we listened Nikhil Banerjees recordings together …

 

 

 

Athur was often there too with his bansuri

 

 

Like this flyer

 

 

 

 

events over events …

 

Jason is happy with my guitar …

 

Cosmic Gypsies band …

 

 

with Lion & Nyree in the beach restaurant

 

 

flyer for performance in Oshoanic … got a nice recording from this concert on my phone …

 

 

 

walking  at the beach …

 

 

 

with  Arup a fine tabla player from Kolkata at the temple …

 

 

 

with Daisy in Lions hut at sweet water lake

 

 

 

Shanti & her dauther selling dream catchers at the Arambol beach market … they came so often to our concerts … I thought for a long time they are two girlfriends … hehe

 

 

Our new neighbours  !   When I moved with Lion ,  Nyree and Colton we often hang out with them … such a good time !  Blessing  *

 

 

 

Good Morning  Attila  !     OM  namo  *

 

Morning  with Lion ,  Anoushka und Attila at Outback coffee , near sweet water lake

 

 

Madlene ,  I am your fan   …  smile  …

 

 

 

Nyree at   festival of colours morning …

 

 

 

Happy  “ Holi “  …

 

 

 

Atti  played a bit on my Sitar and told me that he was for one year with a sitar master together and learned a bit from him

 

 

 

Arambol  beach at the rocks … way to sweet water lake

 

 

Love is All  ,  is all …

 

 

 

friends came over from Mumbai …

 

 

 

He is such a good singer … hindustani classical style …  he often called me and sang some Ragas for me on the phone … beautiful India …

 

 

 

Attila & band at “ Garden of dreams “  … one of my favorite concerts in whole Arambol “ journey “  … was great ,   I recorded it …  at Easter Sunday …

 

AUM

 

 

 

 

 

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CROSSOVER 2014 …

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East & West  NEW Years concert in Guangzhou / China …

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with my musician friends Krys , Pierre 

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Performing at Tai Ku Hui / Guangzhou … with Guzheng Player Miss Yu  :

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Subway yoga in Guangzhou after the concert …

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After my Gigs in Guangzhou I straight went to Bangkok and then to North Thailand to meet Mr. Jiang Liang / Reggae  Dub Producer & DJ  from China … we had nice days & I was playing a bit there too :

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 Outdoor  Community Spirit :

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…  had lovely days in Chang Mai  & met a lot “ strange “ people with funny ideas …

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Also teached Jiang Liang a bit of  Sitar playing :

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After Jiang left back with his Mum & Dad to China / Guangxi … my friends from Austria straight arrived and we traveled from North Thailand to Luang Praphang in Laos … great time again …

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Josef & Tamara … Josef ís a writer and philosopher , Tamara ís a musician who plays the Viola … she just straight picked up my Sitar and played a bit for me :

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Have you ever tried Lemon Grass Shots ?  … It tastes amazing  & is good for your health …

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Josef is a “ rising “ Author from South Austria / Kaernten , living in Vienna 

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After Luang Praphang I went alone down to Ventiene , while Joe and Tamara moved on towards Yunnan in China … again great time again , lovely people and good days …

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After Vientiane/ Laos  I headed down to Bangkok and i bombed into an old friend from China which i did not expect … Sapphire  … she is a great belly dancer and we went to Kau san ( crazy center of Bangkok ) and we did for fun some street art … people loved it …

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After some nice days in Bangkok I made my way back to China … went from Bangkok to Hong Kong , its a very crowded High speed business town, but there is some nice corners there too … specially all the islands around HK … you better check it out yourself …

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But anyway i am gonna pray we not blowing “ Mother earth “ in the future … what we gonna do if all will be only concrete, plastic, containers with products we don’t really need, polluted air & dirty water we should not drink anymore … i am gonna pray !

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Some mantra’s  & “ Om mani padme hum “  could be good  … ( but how I am gonna not pollute ? I am sitting too in airplanes , I am wasting plastic too … but at least, I can keep it in mind make it as low as possible – MINIMALISM … that’s the only solution – sustainable living … )

So after HK I went straight to Shenzhen, it’s just another crazy town across the border near Hong Kong where i met Josef Kleindienst again, we  had a nice coffee in a 5 star hotel for around 8 euro per cup …

After few days in Shenzhen Guangzhou was my next choice … I went to Krys my polish friend there, he has a nice home studio, where we practise a lot in the past and also did some recording work … you believe: I started to play the bass when i was making music with him … bass is an amazing instrument too … specially when it comes to funk music .

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 So that‘ s march 2014 … after that i went to Chengdu, then to Kunming, then again to Bangkok to spend “ Songkram “ – Water Spring Festival there … almost 4 weeks in this crowded … then back to Kunming and  …

( sorry still working on this 2014 crossover … i need more time … )

and I straight took the train up to Lijiang in the mountains, its an amazing small town at an altitude of 2400 meter, and it’s in Yunnan province / my “ 2nd Carinthia  “ i really love it there … spend many times there …

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In Lijiang they having 2 times a year the “ COART  Art Festival “ , artists from all over China and overseas gather there and we had a lot of good moments and inspiring meetings there …

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This time also my Russian friend DJ Piotr performed with his new band there ( I did the first track of my “ it’s all alive “ Cd with him … that was in Winter 2012 and we did some nice shows in Lijiang and then later in Kunming with some other musicians together )

Peter ( Piotr) is a kind of “ Modern Sadhu “ who also practise fire dance and mostly runs around without shoes and so on  … fun too …

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So by now is April 2014 … a lot of more stuff was happening in that year … i will post it in the coming days … cheers ! *

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it’s all alive …

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My new CD that i released in end of 2013 …  

The CD is a crossover of my journeys between different geographical areas . I worked this music out with different musicians and DJ’s in Austria and China in the last few years. 

There is only two things in “  Water ’s  “ (  they call me so in China ) world that is unimpossible not to have:  Music & Nature –  It’s the highest peak of beauty & deepest point of inspriaton in my life … Further I am a vegetarian since many years, it made me a healthier & happier being …

Special Thanks to:

DJ Piotr ( Peter ) from Russia – based in Yunnan,  Thomas Dupond from france- based in Guangzhou / China,  Ma Jie  from China based in San Francisco / USA , DJ Markus Hollenstein from Austria/ Vienna,  Li Dai Guo (USA) – based in Yunnan , Krys Stenzel ( Polland ) – based in Guangzhou/ China,  Angela Stummer  ( Austria/ Vienna ) , DJ Jiang Liang from  China – based in Yangshuo/ Guangxi ,  Sebastian Haidutschek  ( Austria ) ,  Yan Yan Leung ( designer of my CD cover )

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Reggae Dub in Yünnan , Tour with 3 Step band 2009

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