India meets Cuba

India meets Cuba Indo-Afro-Cuban Jazz Title of the Pieces: Song to Ochum* Soft Power Playing Drums with the Crickets The Spirit of the Warrior Song to Kama* Close Your Eyes and Look Inside. El Diablito (The Little Devil). Elegua*, show me the way. Playing drums with the birds. Long journey to the Yoruba land. On the Way to La Habana. The Wild Goddess and the Virgin Bringing together the two unquestionable masters in the world of the bamboo flute, Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia and the Conga, Tata Güines. I have attempted to make read more

The Clown and the Drummer – Django Mango

Django Mango I did these performances to entertain and amuse the Balinese. Bakari Djeju Ole was my African drum teacher who passed away in the year 2012 read more

Music and Fun in the Island of Alor

Conga Tata Güines and Flute German Velazco The idea for the DVD featured goes back fifteen years when alone, in a kayak, circumnavigated the island of Alor, which lies north of Timor, in Indonesia, between Bali and New Guinea. In the time of the Dutch, 20,000 bronze drums were unearthed in Alor, many of them near rivers. Known as mokos, these drums are forty centimetres high and are shaped like a sandglass. They bear mysterious designs of mythological animals or manifestations of spirits, presumably engraved by shamans. Why they were read more

Secrets of the Little Devil

Secrets of the Little Devil Indo – Afro – Cuban Jazz Title of the Pieces: Secrets of the Little Devil.  Spirits in the Wind. Slow is more Difficult.  Screams of Freedom.  Soft Power.  Cuban Spirit.  Searching for my Self.  Shadows in the Moon Light.  Night in Bagdad.  Open, Positive, Optimist.  Song to Miles Davis.  Tata went to El Cairo. Bringing together the two unquestionable masters in the world of the bamboo flute, Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia and the Conga, Tata Güines. I have attempted to make a fusion between the mystical harmonies of India and read more

India meets the Gypsies

India meets the Gypsies Bamboo Flute, Vocal, Flamenco, Guitar and Indo – Afro – Drums Title of Pieces: India Meets Gypsies Connecting Gypsy Caravan Letting Loose Desire Long Dusty Road To Agra Floating On The Clouds Song To The Wind Emotionally From Africa Through A Rain-Forest There has been a mystery for many centuries as to where the Gypsies came from. Now it is certain that they came from North India. Their language, Romany, has many similarities with Hindi. History explains that the Gypsies were driven out by invaders from the north. They abandoned read more

The Mother the Virgin and the Witch

The Mother the Virgin and the Witch Bamboo Flute, Vocal, Flamenco Guitar, Harp, and Indo-Afro-Cuban Drums Title of the Pieces: No Short Cuts to Paradise. Song to Bob Marley. (Jamaican Rhythm) Flying with the Wings of Love. Jumping in the river of love. Listening to your Soul. Fire in the Heart. (Sundanese Drums) The Trembling Venus. Cuban Power. Deep Waters. The Mother the Virgin and the Witch. Song for the Peace in the World. The valley spirit never dies call it the mystery, the Women. - Lao Tzu. A Tibetan shaman was talking with a mother, a read more

Moon Magic

Moon Magic India meets Java and Africa Titles of the Pieces: Moon Magic. Caravan to Timbuktu. Dead Leaves Dancing in the Wind. Love is the Winner. Journey to the Light Within. Rainbow on the Wings. One World. No Fear. God is in you. Listen to the Sound Listen to the Silence. The Flight of the Eagle. Song to Madhu Bamba the “Marabu” of Senegal. MOON MAGIC is a fusion of Indian, Indonesia & African Music to feel and bring the world together. Featuring Artists: Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia Bamboo Flute, Ismet Ruchimat Harps from read more

The Dance of the Little Devil

The Dance of the Little Devil Indo – Afro – Cuban Jazz Title of Pieces: The Dance of the Little Devil.  In Love with Life.  Tears of Happiness.  Rocking the Boat of Life.  Song to Yemaya.(The Goddess of the Ocean)  The Wisdom of the Fool.  Journey to the Unknown.  Trapped in the Net of Illusions.  Song to Django Reinhart.  The Hands of Tata.  The Guaguanco Heal the Wounds.  To the Solitary Nomads The Dance of the Little Devil is a Jazz innovation created by combining Afro-Cuban and Asian drums. To make this sound recording as spontaneous read more

Sunda Africa (No Risk No Fun)

Sunda Africa (No Risk No Fun) Sundanese Music with Indo – Afro Cuban Drums Title of the Pieces: Long Journey to Nigeria Sun Rise Dreams The Good “Little Devil” Melamun (Day Dreaming) Beware of the Sky Dancer Dudeng Got Lost in the Kiss To the Ancestor Spirits Song to the Searchers of Beauty Wandering Going Nowhere Raja. (Sundanese Classical Music) Africa and the Spirit of Sunda I would like to express my respect and gratitude to the musicians who cooperate with me in creating Sunda Africa. (No Risk No Fun).   Featuring Artists: Burhan Bamboo Flute, Tata read more

Secrets of the Yellow Emperor

Secrets of the Yellow Emperor Bamboo Flute, Flamenco Guitar, Vocal, Harp and Indo-Afro-Cuban Drums Title of the Pieces: Camino (The Way) Song to the muse Euterpe The mystery is within you Song to the spirit of nature I need you like the flowers need the sun Following the middle path Lost in the labyrinth of my mind The spirit of the Warrior Looking with the eyes of the Devil The Yellow Emperor Indo-Afro-Cuban Drums The Yellow Emperor of China had three female advisors well trained by older women in the art of love. Sü nü, read more