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Celebrating the music of Sri Chinmoy

"Only soulful music gives wings to the heart," - Sri Chinmoy.

Music for the Inner Journey is touring New Zealand and Australia this spring. Don't miss the Adelaide event on Tuesday 12th November at the St John Anglican Church. Tickets are FREE however bookings are essential.

Monk Party, New Zealand

Music for the Inner Journey is a vibrant celebration of the music of Maestro Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007), an internationally acclaimed musician, composer, artist, author and meditation teacher whose haunting melodies captivated audiences worldwide in the almost 800 free Peace Concerts he performed around the globe.

Sri Chinmoy composed over 20,000 devotional songs during his lifetime. Spend an uplifting and inspirational evening enjoying classical and contemporary arrangements of Sri Chinmoy's enchanting compositions, performed by talented musicians from Europe and New Zealand.

Performers include celebrated Danish pianist Vapushtara Jongepier, award-winning, multi-instrumentalist and new age Swiss musician Alap Jetzer, accomplished Scottish vocal performer Adarsha Kelly and New Zealand father and son duo Monk Party.

Audiences can expect a richly diverse live music experience, influenced by dynamic and rhythmical Indian and Middle Eastern musical styles.

All are welcome to attend this one-night only event. It is a must for lovers of meditative music!

Vapushtara Jongepier, Netherlands

Secure your FREE ticket at or phone 0457606413. Early bookings are advised as places are limited.

Find out more about the event and performers at


About the artists:

Holland's Vapushtara Jongepier began playing piano at age 6. He studied piano and jazz at a conservatory in the Netherlands and began performing the music of Sri Chinmoy in 1995. Vapushtara has orchestrated a number of major musical works of Sri Chinmoy as conductor of the international Gandharva Loka Orchestra.

Alap Jetzer is a Swiss, award-winning, multi-instrumentalist and new age musician who specialises in creating haunting melodies on duduk, an ancient Armenian double reed woodwind instrument made of apricot wood. Lucas Ineichen, a gifted percussionist, will accompany Alap.

Adarsha Kelly, from Glasgow Scotland, is an accomplished vocal performer who has sung in concerts around the world. An online website streaming his music has written: "Adarsha's singing is something to be felt; it resonates in your entire being, until it reaches your heart's core. Once there, it breaks open the door and moves you in your very depths."

Monk Party is a father and son duo consisting of session musician Pragunya Myers-Daly and son Nelson. They have emerged as one of the best outfits of their world music genre around. NZ Musician Magazine has written: "It may be devotional, ancient, hauntingly Middle Eastern and involve (Indian) mantras, but ultimately it is timeless and true World music. Recommended if you're trying to lead a better and calmer life." Monk Party uses a number of instruments darbuka, riq, frame drums, badhran, cajˇn, oud, pennywhistle, nylon guitar, gongs, bansuri flute and Vocals. Nelson has been playing on world music instruments since he was four. "I was never pushed into playing music but rather I learnt music like a language by always being around it and being absorbed in it," he says. "Pragunya had a wide variety of types of music he played and listened to which has really helped colour my approach to creating art."

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When: Tuesday, 12th November - 7pm
Where: St John Anglican Church, 379 Halifax St, Adelaide City
Cost: Free Concert
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