Winds of Samsara, the first collaboration between award-winning South African flutist Wouter Kellerman and award-winning Indian Composer/Producer/Artist Ricky Kej headed to the Number 1 spot on the Billboard New Age Charts
Two years in the making, the boundary-breaking New Age album spotlights the musical, cultural and political connections betweenSouth Africa and India from Nelson Mandela to Mahatma Gandhi.
It boasts performances by more than 120 musicians from five continents and pushes the boundaries beyond what the New Age genre has ever produced.
Winds of Samsara Mastering Engineer is 3-time GRAMMY winner Gavin Lurssen (expat) (including 2001 Album of the Year for O, Brother Where Art Thou? and 2008 Album of the Year for Alison Krauss & Robert Plant’s Raising Sand). A deluxe edition will be available later this year and includes a 5.1 HD Surround Sound mix by GRAMMY-winner P.A. Deepak (2009 Best Sound Track Album Compilation from Best Picture Oscar Winner Slumdog Millionaire).
“Winds of Samsara” is distributed by Listen 2 Africa, a global company founded by GRAMMY-winning producer and recording industry veteran Dave Love. Artists such as Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Miriam Makeba, Oliver Mtukudzi, Hugh Masekela and other top talent from this musically and culturally rich region of the world are a part of Love’s ongoing commitment to southern Africa.
Sheer Publishing client Wouter Kellerman is the first musician in South Africa to be number 1 on the Billboard New Age Charts in the US. He also hit the Number 1 spot on iTunes and Amazon.
Wouter Kellerman will perform at Carnegie Hall on the 4 of October 2014 in New York and Clive Davis Theatre at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on the 1st of October.