Winds Of Samsara received a Grammy® Award at the 57th Annual Grammy® Awards for his 2014 album Winds of Samsara, a collaboration with Indian composer and producer Ricky Kej.   ”

57th Grammy Awards

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The Independant Music Awards

Globe-trotting South African flautist and composer Wouter Kellerman’s new album has debuted at number one on the Billboard New Age sales chart in the US. This is a landmark achievement for a South African artist. The album, called Winds of Samsara, also features at number 18 on the all-category Billboard Heartseeker album sales chart. This chart reflects the week’s top-selling albums by new or development acts. Winds of Samsara is released in South Africa by Next Music, in association with Kellerman.The album is a collective collaborative production between Kellerman and Indian producer and keyboardist Ricky Kej, who is renowned for his work on Bollywood films. “Making this album challenged us as artists to push borders aside and have one common thread through the universal language of music,” said a delighted Kellerman. We’ve recorded in Los Angeles, Seattle, Melbourne, Johannesburg, Bangalore and Bulgaria, with full orchestras on most of the tracks. “The album’s messages of world peace and positivity ring true from the core of the collaborative process,” the musician added. Kellerman’s debut album Colour, was released in 2008. He won a South African Music Award in 2010 for his live DVD, Kellerman Colour Live. In 2011, Kellerman scooped a Sama for best instrumental album. Over the last two years, he has toured the world extensively, performing in cities including Berlin, Shanghai, New York and Sydney. His 2012 US tour saw him performing at prestigious venues like the Kennedy Centre in Washington DC and Ceasars Palace in Las Vegas. Kellerman is touring Australia before leaving for the US. He will be performing at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on October 1.The dynamic musician ends his American appearance with a performance at New York City’s famous Carnegie Hall on October 4. ” - Therese Owen

— The Star

'WINDS OF SAMSARA' has debuted at nr.1 on the BILLBOARD CHARTS for New Age albums ”

— Billboard Charts

Mzansi... showcases fascinating idiomatic and cultural mixtures." My album is featured on the New Age review site, Facing North! See Elizabeth Hazel's review here.” - Elizabeth Hazel

Facing North

...Mzansi is a world fusion feast for the ears. Anyone with an interest in world jazz, African music, world fusion, instrumental, and rhythmic, musical wanderings will love Mzansi. Read Matthew's entire review here!” - Matthew Forss

Inside World Music

 From Janet Mawdesley's review of Mzansi: "Take care when listening to Mzansi as you will find it brings a lightening of the soul, a lifting of the spirit and a smile to the face. Enjoy every note – I did, I have and I am.   Check out the Janet's entire Bluewolf Mzansi review here.” - Janet Mawdesley

Bluewolf Reviews

Mzansi has moved up again! Now, the album is #24 on CMJ's New World Radio Chart! Thank you everyone for your support! Make sure to check it out on all digital outlets.       ”

— CMJ

Mzansi Kellerman.. infuses whatever seems to best illuminate his intent... A surprising blend of the dark continent and the land of leprechauns… indeed a hornpipe set into the huge lower continent with Kellerman's flute flying high above like a suffused lark.   To read F&AME's full review, click here. ” - Mark S. Tucker

Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange

From CD Insight's review of Mzansi:   Flutist Wouter Kellerman, who hails from South Africa, truly creates world-fusion music that is multi-cultural and genre-crossing because he brings together global musical elements to form a powerful, jubilant and universal sound."  Read the entire review here. ”

CD Insight

  Producer and guitarist is to join Wouter Kellerman on his upcoming US tour. Performing dates include the 5th and 6th of October 2013 at the South African Film and Music festival in LA and a performance at the Rockwood Music Hall in NYC on the 30th of September.  Mauritz produced Wouter's most recent album 'Timeless' and was in LA last year September to mix the album with Wouter and double Grammy-winning engineer Husky Holskulds. Other musicians to be part of the tour is Senegalese singer Lamine Sonko, South African bassist Phresh Makhene and drummer David Klassen. Wouter will be joining Hugh Masekela, The Soil and others at the South African Film and Music festival.  Producer and guitarist is to join Wouter Kellerman on his upcoming US tour. Performing dates include the 5th and 6th of October 2013 at the South African Film and Music festival in LA and a performance at the Rockwood Music Hall in NYC on the 30th of September.  Mauritz produced Wouter's most recent album 'Timeless' and was in LA last year September to mix the album with Wouter and double Grammy-winning engineer Husky Holskulds.Other musicians to be part of the tour is Senegalese singer Lamine Sonko, South African bassist Phresh Makhene and drummer David Klassen. Wouter will be joining Hugh Masekela, The Soil and others at the South African Film and Music festival.   ” - Mauritz Lotz to join Wouter Kellerman on his upcoming US tour

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