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I am listening to Jamiroquai (Didjerama+Didjital Vibrations)

 

I'm not sure how familiar Americans are with the didgeridoo.  It is a traditional Australian aboriginal instrument, a hollow tube of wood, that makes the main drone sound in this Jamiroquai piece, which is clearly deeply influenced by shamanistic spirituality, with the band name from the Iroquois.  I used to listen to them 25 years ago.  The didgeridoo is a deeply spiritual form of music in indigenous culture.  I have an old didgeridoo that I play, but the contested and traumatised situation of indigenous culture means there is not much interest in hearing non-native players.

 

As it happens, I was on stage last Friday with a didgeridoo accompanying me playing Bob Dylan songs.  It was a Catholic Church event with the Archbishop as the main speaker, on the Pope's 2015 Laudato Si encyclical on integral ecology.  I opened the event playing acoustic guitar and singing Blowing in the Wind, The Times they are a Changing and When the Ship Comes In, as well as my own songs Rainbow Snake and Uluru, with the didg accompanying.  Happy 80th Bob!

 

We are moving to a more syncretistic approach to religion in Australia.  This event was opened with a ritual smoking ceremony, with Aboriginal people extending a welcome to country and inviting everyone to walk through smoke made by burning green leaves.

 

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1 minute ago, Joshpantera said:

Sounds pretty cool. I've noticed that didgeridoo's will some times appear at orchestra concerts in Australia. 

 

I literally just watched this yesterday. Then I got into some didg to didg competition videos. Actually thinking about getting a cheap on and trying it out. My youngest son has been beat boxing since middle school and is pretty good at it now. I showed him the videos and told him he might wanna try it out too. 

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My brother had one in the 90's. I tried using it. Can be tough. You have to watch the breathing technique videos. They take breathes in from their nose and hold the air pressure in their cheeks to keep the constant drone. 

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On 5/25/2021 at 4:00 AM, Robert_Tulip said:

Hi Josh

I am listening to Jamiroquai (Didjerama+Didjital Vibrations)

 

I'm not sure how familiar Americans are with the didgeridoo.  It is a traditional Australian aboriginal instrument, a hollow tube of wood, that makes the main drone sound in this Jamiroquai piece, which is clearly deeply influenced by shamanistic spirituality, with the band name from the Iroquois.  I used to listen to them 25 years ago.  The didgeridoo is a deeply spiritual form of music in indigenous culture.  I have an old didgeridoo that I play, but the contested and traumatised situation of indigenous culture means there is not much interest in hearing non-native players.

 

As it happens, I was on stage last Friday with a didgeridoo accompanying me playing Bob Dylan songs.  It was a Catholic Church event with the Archbishop as the main speaker, on the Pope's 2015 Laudato Si encyclical on integral ecology.  I opened the event playing acoustic guitar and singing Blowing in the Wind, The Times they are a Changing and When the Ship Comes In, as well as my own songs Rainbow Snake and Uluru, with the didg accompanying.  Happy 80th Bob!

 

We are moving to a more syncretistic approach to religion in Australia.  This event was opened with a ritual smoking ceremony, with Aboriginal people extending a welcome to country and inviting everyone to walk through smoke made by burning green leaves.

 

Oh yeah, that's seriously cool! Love it!

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On 5/27/2021 at 11:41 AM, Tsathoggua9 said:

Oh yeah, that's seriously cool! Love it!

 

I was chilling in a porch side hot tub on a SE Tennessee mountainside playing that album. All the real forest sounds blending in with the didge track. Nakeding around with my wife at the cabin! Good times!!!! Nature spirituality times....

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23 hours ago, Joshpantera said:

 

I was chilling in a porch side hot tub on a SE Tennessee mountainside playing that album. All the real forest sounds blending in with the didge track. Nakeding around with my wife at the cabin! Good times!!!! Nature spirituality times....

Well, I simply could not imagine a more appropriate soundtrack fer such activities.

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I've heard Heilung say that their music is better when you don't understand the lyrics, as they are going for a deeply felt primal group experience rather than actually worshiping a particular god. 

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7 hours ago, Fuego said:

I've heard Heilung say that their music is better when you don't understand the lyrics, as they are going for a deeply felt primal group experience rather than actually worshiping a particular god. 

Well then their goal is reached with me 😆

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