July 16, 2013 > Grammy nominated artist to perform
Grammy nominated artist to perform
Submitted By Evelyn Villa
Grammy nominated singer Jai Uttal (2002 Mondo Rama), musician and composer, will perform in Union City on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Union City's Worlds Yoga One Year Anniversary celebration.
Uttal is known internationally for his Indian-influenced "East-meets-West" sound. In 1991, Uttal released his debut album, Footprints which featured world music innovator Don Cherry and Indian vocalist Lakshmi Shankar. The album was in the top ten on the world music charts that year.
Uttal combines influences from India with American rock, R & B, Latin and jazz to create a stimulating and exotic multicultural fusion that is particularly popular with the U.S. and international yoga community.
In the United States, Uttal has appeared at the popular Wanderlust Festival, the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, the Monterey World Music Festival and Yoshi's Night Club in San Francisco and numerous festivals and retreats.
A sample of Uttal's singing and musical style can be seen in his video "Down on My Knees" on youTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fu_ksTbXl2M. The video also features his wife and son. More detailed information about Uttal can be found on his website at: http://Jaiuttal.com and in a Wikipedia article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jai_uttal.
In conjunction with Uttal's appearance, his wife, Nubia Texeira, will lead a special yoga workshop that will feature instruction on yoga as a healing art that incorporates breathing techniques as tool for spiritual connection.
On the day of the Anniversary Celebration, Worlds Yoga will also offer a free introductory Yoga and Zumba class and a special discounted membership plan.
Jai Uttal concert & Yoga workshop
Sunday, Jul 21
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
3901 Smith St., Union City
$40 for members of Worlds Yoga; $45 for non-members