HOME: WHERE EVERYONE IS WELCOME AVAILABLE NOW
Home: Where Everyone Is Welcome –
Available Now Digitally via Resilience Music Alliance
Songs by Deepak Chopra, Kabir Sehgal & Paul Avgerinos Inspired by American Immigrants Provide
Hope & Acceptance to the International Community
12-Song Collection Serves as Accompanying
Musical Pieces to Book of Poetry Inspired by
Diverse Group of Immigrants Who Have Made Significant Contributions to the United States of America
The United States is composed of and built by immigrants, and it has been a beacon to those in search of a new life for hundreds of years.
Home is a collection of thirty-four poems and twelve songs inspired by a diverse group of immigrants who have made significant contributions to the United States. From Yo-Yo Ma to Martina Navratilova, Celia Cruz to Madeleine Albright, Carlos Santana to Albert Einstein, these poems symbolize the many roads that lead to America, and which we expect will continue to converge to build the highways to our future.
Offering a welcoming feeling intended to inform our cultural conversation and enhance our national dialogue, Home also has twelve accompanying musical pieces that serve as personal meditations on the essence of home, in which you can reflect upon where you feel most welcome, whether a place or state of mind.
Not only are Deepak Chopra, Kabir Sehgal, Paul Avgerinos immigrants or the sons of immigrants, they are also artists. They came together to create Home: Where Everyone Is Welcome to inform and elevate the cultural conversation around immigrants. Combining poems and songs, Home reminds us of the contributions of immigrants and why it’s important to make our fellow neighbors, friends, and citizens feel welcome.
Resilience Music Alliance has proudly partnered with Grand Central Publishing to bring the music of Home to the world. Released on August 25, the collection of 12 songs are the perfect representation of the human condition and the importance of multiculturalism in the American Dream. “Many have bravely emigrated before me and will continue to come to America with the dreams of making a new life and a new home,” stated Chopra. “As an immigrant and US citizen, I have experienced my share of social resistance, suspicion, fear and prejudice that many other immigrants in this country have also faced. And I have also experienced warm receptivity and appreciation of my contributions and efforts. But until the recent sharp shift in this country’s attitude toward immigrants, I have never been so dismayed or disheartened. For the first time in this land of immigrants, the leader of the country is encouraging fellow Americans to fear and reject immigrants. People are regarded as threats just because they look different or come from somewhere else. So, to address this concern, we bring you Home, a timely reminder that the intellectual and cultural vitality of immigration is the heart of America. Immigrants find that sense of belonging, or “home” in America through diversity and connection, not division and fear. Only by working together, living together, and respecting each other can we make America’s future stronger and brighter.”