Echoes Podcast: Arkenstone & Kellerman, Vonavi

Wouter Kellerman & David Arkenstone's World Fusion Dream and Vonavi in the Ukraine War Zone: The Echoes Podcast

2022 Grammy Nominees David Arkenstone and Wouter Kellerman talk about their world fusion album, Pangaea. They worked on it during pandemic, with South African flautist Kellerman trapped by Covid travel regulations in Australia, and Arkenstone in Southern California. Their album is a hymn for world peace. They talk about their plea for peace and the global elements that make up their music.

We also make contact with Ukrainian electronic musician Vonavi, aka Andrei Ivanov. We interviewed him three weeks ago when he was in the city of Zaporizhzhia, where one of Ukraine’s nuclear power plants is located. If you’ve been following the news, you know what’s been happening there. So this time John Diliberto spoke to Vonavi from the northwestern border near Belarus where he has fled with his family.  We talk about his experience during the Russian invasion.