17th August 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A special concert that is as part of the summer concert tour by Bamboo Cedar Oak (Nigel Shaw, Hiroki Okano and Guillermo Martinez) plus Domenic DeCicco.
Bamboo Cedar Oak
describes a brotherhood of flute players and weaves together three ancient spiritual traditions each deeply connected with the earth. During 2002 Nigel Shaw, Guillermo Martinez and Hiroki Okano came together in England to build on their long-time friendships and forge a common bond through music. They are each renowned within their own countries as traditional flute players and wanted to explore the wonderful variety of sounds possible with these instruments as well as their shared understanding of our human connection to this beautiful planet. They have released two albums, entitled Bamboo Cedar Oak and Songs of Our Grandfathers. They have performed concerts in Europe, America and Japan including Glastonbury Festival (England), a concert tour of ancient Buddhist shrines and temples in Japan, and working with the international Peace Boat Organisation which involved performances in New York Cathedral (a commemoration for 9/11 bereaved families), Jamaica, Columbia and Guatemala.
The Bamboo Cedar Oak concert features music from many ancient traditions and a wonderful mixture of instruments from across the world including Native American, Bamboo and Irish flutes, guitar and bouzouki, frame drums and other percussion. The music moves from ritual meditations and ceremonial music, to passionate rhythms, chants and dances. Also includes a chance for the audience to learn and participate in traditional songs and dances.
Domenic Decicco has worked with Bamboo Cedar Oak since the earliest recordings and will perform some of his own beautiful songs as well as joining Guillermo, Hiroki and Nigel with flutes, vocals and guitar.