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Michel Pascal creates the first Spiritual Immersive Musical

Why a Spiritual Immersive Musical?

I wanted to combine the spectacular immersive experience like Van Gogh with the emotion of a live spiritual musical. 

After the success of the world Premiere of Yoganandance Musical at Millennium Biltmore Hotel, I realize how people wanted to feel the Presence of Yogananda. More than ever, we need to feel the Divine energy, specially in our world today.

Do you think, this Spiritual Immersive Musical can help someone stressed? 

Why do we suffer, stressed, alone? We are disconnected from inner peace, from our soul, from the divine world, from the Universe, from God. 

When we ignore or forget our sacred dimension, we miss ‘’Something’’ that we dont understand. The goal of this Spiritual Immersive Musical, is to go beyond our problems, beyond the ordinary world, and to enter in another dimension, our inner divine dimension, to sing, to pray, to meditate, to dance, to cry, to feel a quality of joy who is grandest than our human joy, to bloom our Divine Joy. 

Why this Immersive Musical is dedicated to Yogananda?

To his millions of followers across the globe, Paramahansa Yogananda is considered one of the most important spiritual teachers and gurus of all time. He was the first major Indian teacher to settle in the United States. His influence cannot be overstated,” says Pascal. Yogananda brought meditation and Kriya Yoga to this country. The Los Angeles Times referred to him as the first superstar guru’’. Hes the pioneer of wellness.

Next to the Bible, Yoganandas Autobiography of a Yogi is the most shared book in the world. Before he passed away, Steve Jobs requested that everyone at his funeral receive the book,” says Pascal. Many celebrities over the years – everyone from Elvis Presley to Oprah Winfrey – have had their lives enriched by the teachings of Yogananda.”

Yoganandas message is more important than ever today. Calm the mind must be our priority. If you are stressed, you appreciate nothing. Your relationships don’t work. You’re tired and sick all the time. You aren’t present in your life. Yoganandas teachings resonate during these times, especially after Covid.

Can you explain the narration of this musical?

This Musical is not a conference or a workshop about Yogananda. Through an original narration, it is based on a true story of how a homeless person in LA was saved by the book of Yogananda.  The goal of the Musical is to become a door to Yogananda, to his book, his communities, his retreats, workshops. 

How is the music of this Immersive Musical? 

In 1998, I was invited to meet, Michael Jackson, in a private meeting in Paris. I knew Michael was loving Yogananda. When I started to compose, I felt that Yogananda ‘’wanted’’ something very creative, naturally the souvenir of Michael Jackson came to my keyboards. I immediately started to sing a beat, like Indian beat box, combined with tabla groove. Just like that, an Indian Hip Hop came, in my prayer, to create modern sacred music, to touch new generations with Yogananda. It was a profound joy and a totally unexpected surprise to see many articles in Hip Hop magazine, like Billboard Hip Hop Magazine, and a lot of views on Youtube. Myron McKinley, music director of the legendary Earth Wind and Fire, is also my music director, and has been for 6 years. 

How will be the show?

First, we will have a very special Pre-show, a contemplative experience for 30 minutes, facing Yogananda, his lineage, surrounded by hundreds candles…introduced by The spiritual healer, teacher, Alx Uttermann, as master of ceremony. 

We will have a break, to enjoy herbal medicine tea.

And Yoganandance will start, with all the immersive projections, Surround Sound 5.1, narrated by Yogini Jaima. She is an actress (many films) and also a Yogini. Her presence is a blessing for everyone. She will play the character of the homeless saved by Yogananda. 

And I will sing live the original songs of the show, combining lyrical improvisations influenced by Native American tradition, Gregorian chanting, and beat box, and we will dance on Hip Hop Indian beats. 

Every Sunday, the profound meditations will be lead by spiritual guests, like our beloved Brother Vish, Yogi Cameron etc…

Why have you chosen to create this project in Arts District Los Angeles?

Arts Districts in LA has special vibration, very creative, perfect place to create the first Immersive Spiritual Musical. 

Your wish for each spectator?

I hope that every spectator will have the sensation to enter in the soul of Yogananda…

From Sunday from January 15, 2023, every Sunday @5pm, in exclusive at Art Beyond Survival 684 Mateo St 684 Mateo Street Los Angeles, CA 90021

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From Start to Stardom: Getting to Know Comedy’s Rising Star, Priest Douglas

When it comes to the US entertainment industry, few comedians have managed to make a lasting impact on the scene as much as Priest Douglas. Priest has quickly cemented his spot with his shows attracting massive attention offline and online. He was featured in several top publications, including Hustle Weekly and US Times. Priest Douglas also opened for notable names in the industry, including TK Kirkland, Michael Blackston, Tommy Davison, and DC Young Fly, with many praising his style. 

Priest specializes mainly in storytelling, enabling him to keep the crowd’s attention. He uses comedy to spread joy and love to encourage the audience.

Priest’s journey hasn’t been the easiest. He faced many challenges, from the brutal competition in the industry to people telling him he could not tell certain jokes because he should not be funnier than the headliner and losing everything after a toxic relationship.

Priest fell in love with the wrong person and spent almost 42 years in prison due to a lie. All this took a huge toll on his mental health and profoundly affected his career. 

Priest was just getting started in the entertainment industry, and when this happened, he had to take a step back. He felt like he lost everything and saw no need to fight for his passion.

Looking back, Priest says he is grateful that he had people by his side who reminded him why he started and helped him find his way back up. “Having God in my corner, as well as my supportive family, got me through all this, and I was cleared of all the charges,” Priest says.

He hopes to help others through comedy as he shows other young minds that nothing is impossible, and no matter what life throws at you, if you fall, don’t stay on the ground, get up, and keep pushing.

“Life is full of challenges, and sometimes, not everything works in your favor. But you don’t have to let the current situation determine your life and future. You can get past this and reach your goals,” Priest adds.

While it was hard, Priest didn’t give up. He invested in his dream once more and is now one of the fastest-rising comedians in the country. He has had several shows and performed alongside big names in the industry. Priest also caught the media’s attention, with top publications recognizing his unique style.

He says his goal is to do more shows in the coming years and hopefully inspire and empower youths to fight for their goals. In a few years, Priest sees himself in a movie or a lineup with other big-name celebrities and not just opening up for them.

His advice to young people is to be patient, invest in their goals, and not let other people’s opinions dictate their lives. “Dr. Martin Luther King once said, ‘Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.’ I think this is one of the best drivers in life and has greatly helped me. It keeps my mind at ease because I was once that person who held on to grudges, which affected my growth,” Priest concludes.

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Brauch releases new song “Sun Daze” and it is Taking Off!

Have you heard the latest single from Brauch? It’s called “Sun Daze,” and it’s quickly becoming one of the hottest songs of the summer. With its upbeat tempo and positive message, this song is sure to be stuck in your head for days. Read on to learn more about why this track is taking off!

What Makes “Sun Daze” So Catchy?
The appeal of “Sun Daze” lies in its combination of an irresistible beat with uplifting lyrics. The song begins with a simple yet captivating guitar riff that immediately grabs your attention. Then it builds up to a chorus full of bright synths and powerful vocals that are sure to make you want to dance along. The lyrics encourage listeners to enjoy every moment and fully embrace life’s joys—a perfect sentiment for the summer months.

The Song is Getting a Lot of Attention
The positive response towards “Sun Daze” has been overwhelming, and it continues to grow as more people discover it. So far, it has reached millions of streams across all major streaming platforms, and fans have responded with comments like “This song brings me so much joy!” and “I can’t stop listening.” It’s clear that Brauch Musician has created something special here!

Brauch Is Here To Stay
It’s no surprise that Brauch Musician’s music has gained such a huge following in such a short amount of time. With his unique sound and impressive production skills, he’s certainly someone we recommend keeping an eye on for future releases. If you haven’t already heard “Sun Daze,” give it a listen today—you won’t regret it!

If you’re looking for a great new tune to add to your summer playlist, look no further than BrauchMusician’s hit single “Sun Daze”. This upbeat, feel-good track has already gained millions of listens across streaming services and continues to get more attention every day. Don’t miss out on this catchy tune; take a listen today! You won’t regret giving this vibrant track a chance. Enjoy the summer vibes with Brauch Musician’s “Sun Daze”!

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If You See Me: The Book Release of Producer/Musician, Pepé Willie

As a veteran producer, songwriter, and musician, Pepé Willie has accrued many years of experience in the music industry. From playing a key role in the emergence of the Minneapolis sound to mentoring some of the most iconic musicians of our time. And now, with the release of his debut book, “If You See Me: My Six Decade Journey in Rock and Roll,” he offers readers a firsthand account of his journey and a unique perspective on the music industry’s evolution. Written in collaboration with co-author Tony Kiene, this must-read memoir brings the memories of the past and influences the present to create an exciting journey for music fans everywhere.

From the emergence of New York’s R&B scene in the 1960s to the rise of the legendary icon Prince in the 1980s, this memoir takes readers on a journey through six decades of the music industry, seen through the eyes of one of its most influential players. In his book, Pepé shares personal stories about his friendship with Prince, including how they met and Prince’s undeniable talent for playing instruments. But much more, “If You See Me” transcends a mere story about Prince. It offers a deeper perspective into the ever-changing culture of the music business landscape from the 1960s and beyond. Pepé provides a behind-the-scenes look at the music industry, from the creation of hit songs to the inner workings of record labels and the struggles of up-and-coming artists.

As a founding member of the 1970s Minneapolis-based funk band 94 East, Pepé Willie pioneered the Minneapolis sound, a style that influenced generations of musicians. He served as a mentor to many emerging artists, including Prince, Morris Day, André Cymone, and many others, and his influence on the music industry cannot be overstated. Pepé’s journey is a testament to his impeccable skills as a mentor and consultant. His book guides ambitious artists looking to make a name for themselves in the industry.

A creative to the core, Pepé’s journey in the music industry started long before his time with 94 East. As a child, he was exposed to the industry through his uncle, a founding member of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame’s Little Anthony and The Imperials. Pepé would spend his time running errands for the Brooklyn Fox and Paramount Theatre artists, sitting in on recording sessions, and attending gigs at famous venues like the Copacabana club in New York. These experiences helped him cultivate the skills he would later share with others seeking success in the music business.

Published by The Minnesota Historical Society Press, “If You See Me” is already receiving rave reviews from music industry professionals and pop culture enthusiasts. The captivating memoir is a must-read for music enthusiasts and anyone interested in the behind-the-scenes of the industry and a guide for ambitious artists looking to make a name for themselves in the industry.

Take advantage of this opportunity to gain insight into the journey of one of the most influential figures in the music industry and the lessons learned over the years. “If You See Me: My Six Decade Journey in Rock and Roll” is now available at major online book retailers. And for more information on Pepé Willie and his ongoing work in the music industry, be sure to visit his website.

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