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IT’S ALL HAPPENING #82 – JAI UTTAL

There are many great teachers and musicians who have come on the IAH podcast but I have to say that the magic, wisdom and love that Jai Uttal brought to the kitchen table was like nothing else. Jai effortlessly weaves together stories, knowledge and devotion into one voice like few others can do. We talked about his early days studying with Ali Akbar Khan, the landscape of spirituality and the 1960s, his passion for Indian classical music and kirtan and of course Neem Karoli Baba. Hearing Jai tell these stories had me forgetting that I was supposed to be on the other side of the table guiding the conversation. It was as if I was I was floating down the Ganga yearning for more of the unique musical magic that Jai creates. His new album “Roots, Rock, Rama!” is out now. 

Jai Uttal has been rightly hailed as a world music pioneer. Singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer, he was among the first to hear the universal heartbeat in the variegated rhythms of the globe. But his powerful, plangent voice and panoramic musical vision have also long been at the core of the yoga community’s tradition of call-and response devotional chanting known as kirtan. While his music is deeply rooted in Indian classical tradition—he studied long and hard under the Indian sarod master Ali Akbar Khan—it is also plentifully imbued with echoes of reggae, rock, folk, Brazilian music, Bollywood and other sounds from across the musical universe. All of these diverse and colorful strands are woven together beautifully on Roots, Rock, Rama!

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It’s All Happening #81 – Stan Tatkin

Why are relationships so hard? If you’re anything like I am you’ve spent immeasurable time and effort clawing away at romantic relationships that just never seem to work out. For me personally, it’s been by far the biggest supplier…

It’s All Happening #80 – Adrienne Airhart

In so many ways todays comedians are really the philosophers of the day. The medium allows these great minds to tackle tricky, touchy and controversial subjects in a way that can’t be done without humor to offset peoples preconceived notions…

IT’S ALL HAPPENING #79 – Kelly Maclean

Kelly MacLean joins IAH this week on a thoughtfully inspiring and comedically enlightened episode of the podcast. Kelly is not only an observant and socially biting comedian but she also grew up a Buddhist and maintains a pretty serious…

It’s All Happening #77 – Mark Mothersbaugh

We are all DEVO! This episode stops by the famous Mutato Studios on the Sunset Strip to sit down with the legendary Mark Mothersbaugh. For over an hour I took part in one of the most brilliant, though provoking,…

It’s All Happening #76 – Douglas Rushkoff

Part 1 of the IAH and Team Human Podcast episodical swap! Next week Part 2 will be over at Douglas’ podcast Team Human. Really exciting. Douglas is one of my oldest friends, mentors and inspirations. I’ve looked up to…

It’s All Happening #75 – James Penner PHD

It’s a rare thing that I feel compelled to do a podcast around the subject of my dear paternal star guide, good ol’ TL. I love and miss him a lot but can’t spend too much time being too…

It’s All Happening #74 – Noah Lampert

The It’s All Happening podcast finally joins forces with the host of the Synchronicity Podcast, Noah Lampert. Noah and I have been surfing the waves of podcasting, consciousness and friendship for awhile now and it was such a pleasure…

It’s All Happening #72 – Andrew Gurevich

The final IAH podcast of 2016 brings you the great Andrew Gurevich. Andrew is as good a social, cultural historian/philosopher as they come. Our talk covered the vast landscapes of rising and falling ideologies, why looking at our past…