search our site 
 

 
HomeFind us on FacebookTweet UsShopping CartContact DetailsSound Details 
new releases
on sale
featured artists
adham shaikh
alex theory
avasa & matty love
baka beyond
ben leinbach
black swan sounds sampler
bole 2 harlem
brenda mcmorrow
dalai lama renaissance
damien rose
dave dale & nadaji
dave eggar quartet
david newman (durga das)
derek beres
desert dwellers
deva premal
deva premal & miten
deva premal & miten with manose
dj drez
donna de lory
dr. jayanthi kumaresh
earthrise soundsystem
eccodek
gary stroutsos
gary stroutsos/will clipman/william eaton
globesonic dj alsultany
go-ray & duke
kartick & gotam
khing zin shwe & shwe shwe khaing
lauren peterson
laya project
liquid bloom
manish vyas
manose
masood ali khan
mc yogi
mercan dede
mercedes bahleda
miten
nagore sessions
omar faruk tekbilek
prem joshua
shaman's dream
sharon gannon
sheela bringi
shubha mudgal
shye ben-tzur
stevin mcnamara
suvarna
suzanne sterling
the gyuto monks tantric choir
turiya nada (nandhi)
various artists
white swan healing arts series
white swan records sampler
white swan yoga masters
holiday gift shop
music
Meditation Tools
yoga
wholesale customers
links
contact details
how to shop
how to play music
customer comments
privacy policy
Yoga Teachers Sale

prem joshua

featured artist

 
prem joshua Born to a musical family in Germany, Prem Joshua began learning the flute at the age of five and became a fine flautist when still a child.  As a teenager he started learning electric guitar and saxophones.  His practicing Rock and Jazz could not only be heard in his own house. Some of his neighbors (classical music teachers!) still haven't forgiven him to this day!

Nevertheless he was soon performing in various Rock, Jazz and Fusion bands to a more appreciative audience, always searching for new ways of expressing and expanding his music.  

This musical "discontent" combined with his spiritual seeking led him to an interest in India.  He remembers hearing Indian music for the first time at 16 on a record called Concert For Bangladesh, a live recording of a festival with George Harrison and many other famous Rock names from that time.

One side of the 3-vinyl record set was a performance on sitar by Ravi Shankar:  "I had never heard anything like this before," Joshua recalls. "This was beyond my musical grasp and experience but was  something of such immense beauty and depth.  It felt unfamiliar and mysterious--yet at the same time like a remembrance of something I knew very well."  

In the late seventies, at the young age of 18, he knew only one thing: what he DIDN'T want to do!  He left home and high school and ended all his career plans to go overland from Europe to India and join the "hippie tribe" in an attempt to find out what he really wanted.   On his first three overland trips to the East he traveled throughout countries like Greece, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. 

He became deeply involved with traditional oriental folk music, playing live with and learning from local musicians everywhere.  "I loved the roots of this music and felt an immediate connection that I missed so much in Central European folk," he says.   When he reached India he had a sensation of knowing it; it felt like coming home!

Along with the feeling of familiarity there seemed to be an inexplicable vibe of at-ease-ness in this country of mysteries, contradictions, colors and smells.  One of his first actions in India was to buy a sitar in Delhi for the price of what you pay for it's strings today.   What he didn't know then is that playing this instrument would become a main part of his life.

And coming home to India was only the "outer" part of his journey. On his travels he came across the enlightened mystic, Osho.  In the presence of this man with a long white beard, eyes as deep as the ocean and a strong sense of humor, he got in touch with the art of the inner music –silence.  

Of his time in India, Joshua reports, "This was really coming home! For the following years I did nothing but be with this man, meditate and play, play, play music.  Here I found the musical and spiritual nourishment and satisfaction that I had been looking for.  I started playing with musicians from all over the world and learning from some of India's finest teachers, among them Maestro Ustad Usman Khan, who became my sitar mentor."  


Learn more :
Comments
Artist's Website
All available products by prem joshua
 

 

 
©2014 Whiteswanrecords.com | Web Application by Airbubble Industries | Web Design by Computer Conscious