Home
Where Everyone Is Welcome
Poems & Songs Inspired by American Immigrants

Written and composed by immigrants and first generation Americans,
HOME provides a stronger sense of welcome and belonging for everyone.

About Home


HOME is a collection of thirty-four original poems and twelve songs inspired by a diverse group of immigrants. From Yo-Yo Ma to Audrey Hepburn, Albert Einstein to Celia Cruz, these poems and songs symbolize the many roads that lead to America, and which we expect will continue to converge to build the highways to our future.
This unique collaboration is a keepsake hardcover book, with a CD of original new age music tucked inside. Additionally, there is a digital-only spoken word audio book edition read by Deepak Chopra in which he reads the full poems.

Available everywhere music and books are sold.

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“A beautiful compilation of poetry manifested into music which resonates and transcends the human spirit – we are all one and are at HOME.”

-Russell Simmons
Hip Hop Pioneer, Chairman of Rush Communications
Founder of Tantris Center for Yogic Science

“Through poetry and music, Deepak Chopra, Kabir Sehgal and Paul Avgerinos bring a beautiful and compelling look into the extraordinary journeys immigrants endure day in and day out in the hopes of a better life for themselves and their families.” 

— Representative Tim Ryan (D-OH), author of A Mindful Nation and A Real Food Revolution

“Deepak Chopra, Kabir Sehgal and Paul Avgerinos have captured in poetry and music the voices and visions of American immigrants and dreamers in this beautiful double-packed book and CD. Beauty, hopes, struggles, pride and aspirations are some of the raw emotions that jump out of the page right into your heart. Every poem and song is a unique journey that each reader will travel on to find their ‘hOMe.'”

–Connie Tang
President & CEO
Princess House, Inc.

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About Artists


Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, is an immigrant who was born in New Delhi, India, moved to the United States in 1970, and became a citizen in 1984. He is an American author, lecturer and music composer who has contributed to seven albums and written over eighty-five books translated into over 43 languages, including numerous New York Times best sellers.  One of his songs Do You Love Me featuring Demi Moore hit #10 on Billboard and remained on the chart for thirteen weeks. He recited Nehru’s “Spoken at Midnight” speech on Ted Nash’s Presidential Suite, which won the Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album in 2017. TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.” As the founder of The Chopra Foundation and co-founder of Jiyo and the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, he is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation.

Kabir Sehgal

Kabir Sehgal is a first generation American, and his parents are from India. He is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of eight books such as Coined: The Rich Life of Money and How Its History Has Shaped Us; Jazzocracy: Jazz, Democracy, and the Creation of a New American Mythology. Among his works are children’s books that he has written with his mother, The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk and A Bucket of Blessings. He is also a contributor to Fortune and Harvard Business Review. A multi-GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY Award winning producer, he has collaborated with jazz artists such as Chucho Valdés, Arturo O’Farrill, and Ted Nash. Kabir is also a composer and musician. A US Navy veteran, he works and lives in New York City.

Paul Avgerinos

Paul Avgerinos is a first generation American, whose father Costas emigrated from Greece to the US in 1938. Paul is a GRAMMY winning artist, composer, producer, and engineer with 23 critically acclaimed New Age albums to his credit. He is active in creating scores for a variety of television shows and has also collaborated with Jewel, Run DMC, and Willie Nelson. Paul’s multi-step, intuitive creative process includes archetype and style guide development, meditation, mantra and prayer. He is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. He runs Studio Unicorn and lives with his family in Redding, CT.

Poems


  • Father
    (Inspired by Krishan Chopra)
  • Odyssey
    (Inspired by Constantinos Avgerinos)
  • Identity
    (Inspired by Huỳnh Sanh Thông)
  • Orbit
    (Inspired by Kalpana Chawla)
  • News
    (Inspired by Nikhil Deogun)
  • Citizen
    (Inspired by Wong Kim Ark)
  • Words
    (Inspired by Luisa Aguilar Igloria)
  • Cinema
    (Inspired by James Wong Howe)
  • Passport
    (Inspired by Fareed Zakaria)
  • Floors
    (Inspired by I. M. Pei)
  • Caps
    (Inspired by Elizabeth Blackburn)
  • Border
    (Inspired by Reyna Grande)
  • Survivor
    (Inspired by William Jimeno)
  • Queen
    (Inspired by Celia Cruz)
  • Voice
    Inspired by Joni Mitchell)
  • Moonflower
    (Inspired by Carlos Santana)
  • Compass
    (Inspired by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
  • Hands
    (Inspired by Hend al-Mansour)
  • Candle
    (Inspired by Kahlil Gibran)
  • Legend
    (Inspired by Shulamit Ran)
  • Atlantic
    (Inspired by Ahmet Ertegun)
  • Whisper
    (Inspired by Yo-Yo Ma)
  • Home
    (Inspired by Raghbir Sehgal)
  • Codepoet
    (Inspired by Sergey Brin)
  • Guardian
    (Inspired by Mary Harris Jones)
  • Ace
    (Inspired by Martina Navratilova)
  • Magic
    (Inspired by Maria Goeppert-Mayer)
  • Fortress
    (Inspired by Madeleine Albright)
  • Revolution
    (Inspired by Igor Stravinsky)
  • Patron
    (Inspired by Helena Rubinstein)
  • River
    (Inspired by Audrey Hepburn)
  • Infinity
    (Inspired by Albert Einstein)
  • Recipe
    (Inspired by Giada Pamela De Laurentiis)
  • Beyond
    (Inspired by Alfred Korzybski)

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Audio Book


This unique collaboration is a keepsake hardcover book, with a CD of original new age music tucked inside. Additionally, there is a digital-only spoken word audio book edition in which Deepak Chopra reads the poems, which you can purchase here.

Events


August 22, 2017
Book & Album Launch
New York, NY

August 25, 2017
HOME at NASDAQ
Times Square
New York, NY

August 26, 2017
Book & Album Launch
SF Bay area

September 7, 2017
Book & Album Launch
San Diego Area