The album NEW SHAPES recieved a silvermedal in Global Awards 2021 for the best album - And the tune "New Shapes" (featuring Gumbi Ortiz and Bickram Ghosh) also recieved a silvermedal for the best world music song. In the same time the tune "Flying Dragon" ( featuring Trilok Gurtu) was nominated at HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARDS
The KONNAKOL BUNDLE just got bigger! Besides containing the 3 "LEARN KONNAKOL" video tutorials + the book "SHORTCUT TO NIRVANA" - NOW it also contains my complete talk on "COFFEE & KONNAKOL" (14 videos) witch will give you are good idea about me, my music and my philosophy.... All in all a monster introduction to KONNAKOL and how I use it......
"Henriks Approach to Konnakol combines working on the basics of rhythm and at the same time showing the wide possibilities of their creative use. Both things are well documented in his books and his videos on YouTube. But there is no substitute for a personal feedback on your weak spots and for specific advice on how you can work on them. At the same time Henrik motivates you to use the material freely for your own expression. Finally it is about the musicians way to humanity and to freedom with Henrik giving an inspiring example". (Stephan Van Briel / Germany)
Dear Henrik! Recently I bought your guide to Konnakol.I want to thank you and say that I am so excited reading this book!Since 2014 I have gathered a collection of documents and articles about Solkattu and Konnakol, but they are quite scrappy. Now I have a system! This fact ispired me to make an effort and to start studying.Thank you once again.With warm greetings from Moscow,Pavel Zaitsev.