Bamboo Cedar Oak in concert
As part of the Rose Labyrinth Series
Bamboo Cedar Oak is a very special ensemble featuring internationally renowned musicians Nigel Shaw (Dartmoor), Guillermo Martinez (Tarascan tribe), and Hiroki Okano (Japan).
Their music evokes a unity of spirit, a sound that weave together cultures and a true sense of brotherhood as they move between gentle flute pieces, traditional Buddhist and native Mexican prayers, and powerful drumming chants. Their concerts are enriched by the diversity of ancient sounds from their many traditional instruments and the understanding that in essence we all sing the same songs. In this specific concert they braid their powerful and beautiful music from three different sacred cultures. They honor the spirits of their ancient grandfathers, offer respect to ancestral lands, and celebrate the human connection to this beautiful planet.
Bamboo Cedar Oak met in the U.K. over 15 years ago and their music has a global sound influenced from their own cultures and upbringing. They have travelled together to give concerts and workshops in Japan, New York, Jamaica, Colombia, and Dartmoor among others.
Few notes about the musicians:
Guillermo Martinez is a master-instrument maker living in California and a native Tarascan, a tribe from the highlands of Michoacan, Mexico. He is a highly regarded teacher and made many of the flutes, drums and rattles played on this album. Guillermo plays cedar flute, clay flutes and whistles, drums and percussion, and sings traditional songs.
Hiroki Okano is one of the most widely respected ambient composers and recording artists in Japan. He plays many ancient and contemporary instruments, works with several Japanese world music bands and travels extensively promoting peace projects. Hiroki plays bamboo flute, native American flutes, guitar, bouzouki, tonkuri, drums and percussion, voices.
Nigel Shaw is an acclaimed composer and international performer, well known through his many recordings of inspired ambient, world and shamanic trance music. His work is deeply inspired by the ancient landscape of southwest England where he lives. Nigel plays Dartmoor wood flutes, long flute, Irish whistles, clay flute, keyboards, dulcimer, drums and percussion.
Tickets will be available at the door for $30.
Date: Monday, September 18, 2017
Q&A after concert
Rose Labyrinth – 2138 Cedar Street, Berkeley
(1 mile walk from Downtown Berkeley BART & in the middle of the Gourmet Ghetto!)