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.
“A beautiful compilation of poetry manifested into music which resonates and transcends the human spirit – we are all one and are at HOME.”
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.'”
President & CEO
Princess House, Inc.
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 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.
(Inspired by Krishan Chopra)
(Inspired by Constantinos Avgerinos)
(Inspired by Huỳnh Sanh Thông)
(Inspired by Kalpana Chawla)
(Inspired by Nikhil Deogun)
(Inspired by Wong Kim Ark)
(Inspired by Luisa Aguilar Igloria)
(Inspired by James Wong Howe)
(Inspired by Fareed Zakaria)
(Inspired by I. M. Pei)
(Inspired by Elizabeth Blackburn)
(Inspired by Reyna Grande)
(Inspired by William Jimeno)
(Inspired by Celia Cruz)
Inspired by Joni Mitchell)
(Inspired by Carlos Santana)
(Inspired by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
(Inspired by Hend al-Mansour)
(Inspired by Kahlil Gibran)
(Inspired by Shulamit Ran)
(Inspired by Ahmet Ertegun)
(Inspired by Yo-Yo Ma)
(Inspired by Raghbir Sehgal)
(Inspired by Sergey Brin)
(Inspired by Mary Harris Jones)
(Inspired by Martina Navratilova)
(Inspired by Maria Goeppert-Mayer)
(Inspired by Madeleine Albright)
(Inspired by Igor Stravinsky)
(Inspired by Helena Rubinstein)
(Inspired by Audrey Hepburn)
(Inspired by Albert Einstein)
(Inspired by Giada Pamela De Laurentiis)
(Inspired by Alfred Korzybski)
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.