Carlsbad CA— ‘Live Music + Poetry with Deepak Chopra and Kabir Sehgal’ is a poetry reading with live music of their new album “HOME: Where Everyone is Welcome,” which is a collection of 34 poems and 12 songs inspired by a diverse group of immigrants who have made significant contributions to the United States. The event will take place Thursday, September 7 at 8:00 p.m. in the Costa Del Sol Ballroom at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. There will also be a book signing from 9:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $29 and are limited to the first 100 people.
“Many have bravely emigrated before me and will continue to come to America with the dreams of making a new life and a new home. As an immigrant and US citizen, I have experienced my share of social resistance, suspicion, fear, and prejudice that many other immigrants in this country have also faced. And I have also experienced warm receptivity and appreciation of my contributions and efforts,” said Chopra. “But until the recent sharp shift in this country’s attitude toward immigrants, I have never been so dismayed or disheartened. So, to address this concern, we bring you HOME, a timely reminder that the intellectual and cultural vitality of immigration is the heart of America. Immigrants find that sense of belonging, or ‘home’ in America through diversity and connection, not division and fear. Only by working together, living together, and respecting each other can we make America’s future stronger and brighter.”
From Yo-Yo Ma to Audrey Hepburn, Albert Einstein to Celia Cruz, these poems symbolize the many roads that lead to America and which are expected to continue to converge to build the highways to the future. Offering a welcoming feeling intended to inform the cultural conversation and enhance the national dialogue around these issues, HOME also has 12 accompanying musical pieces that serve as personal meditations on the essence of home. Written and composed by immigrants and first-generation Americans, HOME provides a stronger sense of welcome and belonging for everyone.
Chopra, MD, FACP, is an immigrant who was born in New Delhi, India, moved to the United States in 1970, and became a citizen in 1984. He is an American author, lecturer and music composer who has contributed to seven albums and written more than 85 books translated into more than 43 languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers.
Sehgal is a first generation American, and his parents are both from India. He is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of eight books such as “Coined” and “Jazzocracy.” Among his works are children’s books that he has written with his mother, “The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk” and “A Bucket of Blessings.” A multi-GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY Award winning producer, he has collaborated with jazz artists such as Chucho Valdés, Arturo O’Farrill, and Ted Nash. Kabir is also a composer and musician.
What: Live Music + Poetry Performance with Deepak Chopra and Kabir Sehgal
When: Thursday, September 7
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m
Where: Costa Del Sol Ballroom at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
2013 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad, CA 92009