Baha'i House of Worship: The Lotus Temple in Delhi

This Voices from the North interview was recorded with Russell and Gina Garcia in 2007. At the time this amazing couple had been married for 54 years. Russell Garcia is a world renowned composer, arranger and conductor who has worked with the likes of Fred Astaire and Louis Armstrong. Today, at nearly 94 he is still working (although Russ hastens to say it isn’t work for him). Gina, is a professional singer, author and lyricist. Together Russ and Gina still do human values work with students in three Bay of Islands schools each week. Talk about tireless and inspirational servants of humanity.

Russ and Gina speak of leaving the Hollywood life for their six year odyssey on the Dawn Breaker that eventually brought them to New Zealand. They speak of their Baha’i life and the wisdom they’ve gleaned and shared in full, joyful lives dedicated to creating a peaceful world for ALL humans. The underlying theme is the strength of their relationship, out of which has flowed the love they share with everyone they meet.

The motion picture score for the Time Machine was composed and conducted by Russell Garcia in 1960. He has scored tens of films.

The complete inspiring interview can be heard below. Have a listen. This is an amazing couple.

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