|July 20, 2013|
Joshua M. Greene and Godfrey Townsend
This evening the author of an acclaimed biography of George Harrison, Joshua M. Greene, will be joined by renowned singer/guitarist Godfrey Townsend as they present a tribute to George Harrison featuring live music, film clips, narration and a rarely seen filmed interview of Harrison in his later years.
They will trace Harrison’s rise from the streets of postwar Liverpool to the summit of pop stardom, his discovery of spirituality in the ragas of Ravi Shankar and his efforts to bring the other Beatles along on his journey to self-realization. Professor Greene will also examine the role that yoga and chanting played in Harrison’s post-Beatles musical compositions, while Townsend provides performances of the songs to illustrate that influence. Don’t miss this fascinating evening that celebrates the most spiritual of the Beatles and offers a unique lens through which to view his crucial but rarely examined role in the phenomenal rise of yoga culture in the West.
AN EVENING LECTURE and PERFORMANCE
Saturday, July 20, 7:30pm
Members: $25 / Nonmembers: $30
Joshua M. Greene, who teaches at Hofstra University and at Jivamukti Yoga School, is the author of three books, including the best-selling biography Here Comes the Sun: The Spiritual and Musical Journey of George Harrison. Greene has also been a monk, a consultant to religious agencies working for peace and the director of Strategic Planning for the UN Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders.
Godfrey Townsend, a renowned musician and singer who currently tours with the Alan Parsons Project, has played with some of the greatest names in rock ’n’ roll, including John Entwhistle (The Who), Jack Bruce (Cream) and Dave Mason (Traffic). He is a frequent headliner at concerts around the globe. His latest album is “Easy Journey to Other Planets.”