In this recording, Sri Chinmoy offers three performances on the echo flute, esraj and cello. The recordings including both traditional Bengali songs and extemporaneous performances. The recording was first published in 1975 in San Francisco.

Sri Chinmoy loved to play on new instruments. Below is a short report of a similar musical performance, where Sri Chinmoy played 27 instruments.

Music from another world

Jamaica, N.Y.

On the other occasion Sri Chinmoy gave a rather unusual concert on his birthday in August 27th 1975, playing on 27 different instruments. Many of the instruments he had learned to play only a few days earlier, during a concentrated two-week period of practice. The instruments, which included a few toys as well as normal-sized woodwinds and strings, ranged from violin and harmonica to saxophone, trumpet and sitar. He said he decided to learn the 27 instruments just for the childlike joy of it, and asked his spiritual children to have compassion for the inevitable wrong notes. “Forever and forever I wish to remain a divine child, an eternal child, in my searching and illumining consciousness,” Sri Chinmoy declared. “It is only the divine child in us that can grow into divine perfection. “

(from Anahata Nada 9-1975)

Photos from August performance



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Artist: Sri Chinmoy
Name: Sri Chinmoy plays three instruments
Release year: 1975 (MC)
Duration: 0:28:42
Acknowledgements: Sri Chinmoy
Page Created: Ashish / Tejvan
Format: Advanced Audio Coding
Photos by Bhashwar