Benjy Wertheimer | Circle of Fire

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Circle of Fire

by Benjy Wertheimer

An extraordinary dance journey through the music of many cultures around the world, with influences ranging from rock, funk and jazz to West African, Indonesian and Indian folk and classical traditions.
Genre: World: World Fusion
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Eclipse
7:26 $0.99
2. Circle of Fire
8:31 $0.99
3. Outback
3:03 album only
4. Wings of a Thousand Moths
6:25 $0.99
5. Tahitian Wave
5:19 $0.99
6. Rush Hour in Dakar
5:54 album only
7. Seven in Senegal
2:12 $0.99
8. Back in Dakar
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9. Realm of Neptune
6:57 album only
10. Under the Spell
5:30 $0.99
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Album Notes
The latest CD from award-winning composer and multi-instrumentalist Benjy Wertheimer, "Circle of Fire," is an extraordinary dance journey through the music of many cultures around the world. In November 2002, Circle of Fire climbed to #1 on the New Age Radio charts, and it continues to receive rave reviews from around the world (see the artist's website for reviews).

The album's influences range from rock, funk and jazz to West African, Indonesian and Indian folk and classical traditions.

Many moods are woven throughout the CD, inviting dancers fully into their bodies and inspiring them to take themselves through the full spectrum of expressive movement.

The piece "Wings of a Thousand Moths," inspired by a Rumi poem, was recently featured nationally on public radio's program "Echoes." Benjy Wertheimer, who frequently tours and records with Krishna Das, is a founding member of the internationally acclaimed "Ancient Future" world fusion music ensemble and is a former director of the Portland Songwriters Association.

He received his training in Keyboard Improvisation at the University of Colorado and Composition and Ethnomusicology at the University of Washington.

In addition, he has studied Indian classical music for over 20 years with some of the greatest masters of that tradition (including Alla Rakha, Zakir Hussain, Ali Akbar Khan and Z.M. Dagar).

An award-winning songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist (playing tabla, congas, percussion, esraj, guitar, and keyboards), Benjy has toured the US, Canada, and Japan with renowned bamboo flute master G.S. Sachdev, and has opened for such artists as Carlos Santana, Paul Winter, and Narada Michael Walden.

For over five years, Benjy scored music for the internationally syndicated NBC series Santa Barbara.

He has recorded with numerous A&M, Windham Hill, Narada, Nippon Phonogram, and Rounder recording artists.

He has recorded music for commercials with clients such as Master Card and The Nature Company.

He was also a contributing composer/member of the Zakir Hussain Rhythm Experience (along with Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead)



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I love it. Based on Shantala's other CD's, I though it would be good for asana practice. It's a bit too lively for a class, tho good for my solo practice, for driving, for cooking dinner, for working at my computer..... Keep it coming, Benjy!

Bob Whitson

great CD with terrific rythm and harmony
I love Benji! Every CD I have of his (and that is almost everyone of them) is terrific. If you love great music, let alone if you are a serious meditator - you love these CD's. Circle of Fire has a more upbeat rythm than some of his others and is really fantastic for moving meditations