Audio interview with Kailash by Torbjörn Sassersson
from Soultravel Online Magazine
October 15, 2006 - Stockholm, Sweden

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Interview

Q: Mr. Kokopelli, you have produced what you call INNER WORLD MUSIC
for the last 15 years. Please tell us more about your Music and what
it means to you.
K.K: INNER WORLD MUSIC is a World Music which invites to go on an
inner journey to the heart. The heart is the source of everything.
Just like all sound is born out of silence and returns to silence,
everything is born from the One Love to which all returns. All
information, all wisdom, all inspiration and all music comes from
there.
INNER WORLD MUSIC is a bridge between the worlds and different cultures.
It reminds us that we are all related brothers and sisters of one
family on the same home Planet and that we are just guests here for a
limited time. War over resources and land which are just lend to us is
a complete illusion. The message is Love. The message is Peace. World
peace can only be there when we have come home into peace within
ourselves. My music suggests and inspires that.

Q: You are performing world wide not just on Festivals and Concert
Halls but also Universities and Conferences. Tell us more about your
performance style.
K.K: When I perform live I create organic soundscapes on which my
audience journeys into the depth of Being. The soundscapes are woven
from Native American Flute, Ceremonial Drums, Medicine Chants,
Didgeridoo, Crystal Singing Bowls, Worldstick and many other ethnic
instruments I picked up from 20 years of travelling to remote corners
of the world. Like a magic carpet the soundscapes carry people into
deep relaxation where naturally profound healing happens on different
levels.
Thats why I get often invited to medical conferences and healing arts
events - because my music has this therapeutic effect.
The INNER WORLD MUSIC productions in international recording studios
have many different expressions though. One Heart - many faces - the
Inner World Music of Kailash Kokopelli is one slogan we use.
Production wise I fulfill my dream of a great band by inviting top
artists into the studio. I go pregnant with all these songs and what
can I do but deliver? They are all like different children with many
different characters and want to be dressed in different musical
garments. Some are very tribal, others more loungy or jazzy, some are
funky and others quite sensual.
My songs are hymns and prayers to the source of creation. They are
wake up calls for the heart and spirit of one humanity as planetary
citizens on Mother Earth. The songs want to remind that we are
brothers and sisters of one human earth family and that we have the
responsability to walk in peace and beauty on this sacred soil.
We owe this to the children of our children and coming generations to
establish world peace and harmony amongst the nations. World Music is
a platform and model for this
since many different cultures come together in the music to co-exist
and co-create something beautiful in harmony and peace.

Q: Many of your songs have also specific movements, please tell us
more about the Songdances
K.K: Many of my songs have a simple repetative text and melody so they
invite to emphasize the message by movement and dance. I dance the
songdances often after a meditative performance to integrate and
ground the audience in an active co-creative harmonization. Everybody
can do it. It is simple and easy to pick up and a lot of fun to sing
and dance together.
We used to do this more often before TV locked us into our little
isolated private cells. To sing and dance together is uplifting and
empowering.
The WALKING TREE is danced and sung worldwide in gatherings,
festivals, schools, universities and kindergardens. I performed it in
the Phillipines with 3000 students in Cebu, at Elvis first stage in
Memphis during a peace event, with Native Americans in Canada and USA,
Aboriginals at Uluru and Maoris in New Zealand. It is a song everybody
loves no matter if you are young or old - thats the beauty of it. The
strength lies in the simple things.

Q: Where do you want to go from here, what are your future plans?
K.K: The path is unfolding by walking. Nobody knows what the future brings.
The fruits we receive are from the seeds we planted though. I planted
a lot of good seeds and it is harvest time soon. But the only thing
which we truly have is this moment. The past is gone, the future not
here yet. In this moment I am grateful to be alive on this amazing
blue perl called Planet Earth.
The more I step aside the more I can be an instrument for existence to
sing and play through me. That is where I am going. My life now is
about sharing these songs which want to be born through me. I am open
to co-create music with other musicians who resonante with these songs
and vision I carry. I am operating a lot in Scandinavia and intend to relocate
my european base to South Sweden and working on building
my international base in South Africa.
Currently I am working on 3 different recording projects - very
different from anything I have released so far.
Something to look out for: my next album ARA which will be realeased
end of 2007.
Besides professional musicians to collaborate with I am looking for
agents and managers who see the value in this and who are dedicated to
bring this even further out to the people. Music is the food for the
soul of the nation may the nation be fed and feed its musicians well.

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