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Santiago Jimenez is one of the founding members (and current director) of the Integral Center Colombia, where along with other integral practitioners is working to bring Integral Consciousness to the Latin and Hispanic culture. He is also a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and music producer, and created a beautiful musical production that he shared with the Integral European Conference, titled “The Journey of Sound Through the Stages”.
You can watch the performance here:
Watch as Santiago talks to host Steve Banks about this remarkable piece of music, as well as the many influences and inspirations that went into its creation.
Listen to a demo recording of Steve’s Blue Pearl: A One World Oratorio at www.stevebanks.info where you can also buy tickets for the world premiere on 14th May 22, in London or live stream + 7 days on demand.
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About Santiago Jiménez
Santiago is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and music producer. He is also a Zen Monk in the lineage of Zen Master Genpo Roshi, a certified coach in the Stages model, and a Big Mind Big Heart and Integral Relationships facilitator. As a musician he has toured around Europe, Asia and the Americas, playing with bands that range from classical, jazz and blues, to rock, latin and south American folk music. He has also participated as producer and musician in records that have been nominated for the Latin Grammy awards and had gotten the highest reviews by Rolling Stone magazine
About Stephen Banks
Steve is deeply immersed in Ken Wilber’s ‘Integral’ theory and has presented at the Integral European Conference. In 2013 Steve set out to compose a large-scale choral work giving expression to the Integral view of humanity and our place in the Kosmos. The result is ‘Blue Pearl: A One World Oratorio’, a ground-breaking, inspirational work which will have its world premiere on 14.5.22 in London and streamed online live and on demand. Ken Wilber has described the oratorio as a ‘A superb, exhilarating, magical piece of music.’ You can listen to a demo recording of Blue Pearl, and read more about it, at Steve’s website, www.stevebanks.info. As a violinist, drummer and singer, Steve has performed classical, folk, and world music with ensembles as diverse as the London Symphony Orchestra and the Carnival Band. He has been writing and arranging songs for 30 years. Alongside music, the other main stream of Steve’s life has been a rich and varied journey of psycho-spiritual healing and exploration. This included training as a Psychosynthesis counsellor, which he went on to apply in leadership development. He has been practicing meditation in the Buddhist tradition for many years.