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  • About Sika

    The Sound Journey

    "A dynamic fusion of instruments from indigenous cultures around the world. Didjeridoo, drums, percussion, native flutes, & ocarina mixed with ambient and upbeat soundscapes to journey into other worlds."

    Merging ancient & contemporary instruments Sika’s music crosses the lines between world, ambient dance & acoustic trance.

    Touring in the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand since 1990, Sika's contemporary compositions express his respect for all people of the world.

    He has played with Aztec elders at The Sun Pyramid Teotihuacan in Mexico and with Aboriginal people in the Australian desert. He has played Didj for Aboriginal Elders on stage and in healing ceremonies,performed at The NZ Embassy, Te Papa, The Commonwealth Institute, Stonehenge and Westminster Abbey.

    Internationally recognised as a virtuoso on Didgeridoo, Sika has created a unique and dynamic style. Often dancing and moving around the stage playing Didjeridoo, backed by layers of loops, driving drum rhythms, flutes, percussion and sweeping ambient soundscapes, his performances are absolutely mesmerising to experience.

    As well as creating a main stage performance, Sika's other equally powerful forte lie within the realms of intimate spaces, weaving stories and songs to carry us on a journey to the essence of our own personal dreaming, to the sacred centre within.
    Sika has travelled extensively learning much from the indigenous tribes he has spent time with. As a result, much of what Sika composes comes from his deep connection to Great Spirit.

    This knowledge and experience is incorporated into his music.

    "The connection with our ancestors and ancient knowledge is a key to see into the Dreamtime of our planet." Sika

    "Thank you Sika. A friend asked me how it was the day after, and I had to think for a while. I finally wrote 'a matrix of sound stripped of the last three thousand years, unintrusive, gently visceral, humorous, masterful, spacious.' And you can quote us on that. With love." Maddy Schafer

    "I first came across Sika 6 or 7 years ago at a Prana Festival and was immediately drawn to his energy. To the way he holds space with such ease and mana. It was here that I first experienced his Sound Healing Journey work and it was deeply moving. I was transported into, what seemed to me, to be a primordial space rooting me into Aotearoa bridging me between my multi-dimensional selves. This evening with Sika was going to be a small gathering in my home but then I didn't want to limit who gets to experience Sika's music, as I love it so much and want everyone to have the opportunity to feel it." Billy McGrath

    "I took part in a healing journey by Sika at Luminate earlier this year. It was extraordinarily powerful. What a beautiful being he is. I urge everyone to participate. Come with a strong intention and watch magic unfold." Astaria Grace

4th September
7:30 – 10:00 pm (doors open 7.00 pm)

Sika

‘Sacred World Music – The Sound Journey’

Sound connecting you with your Source of Power. Didjeridoo, Drum, Native Flute, Rattle and Taonga Puoro. Ambient Soundscapes 

A ‘Journey of Sound’ to take us beyond what meets the eye. The instruments I play are Treasures. They give voice to stone, wood and skin. Their music expresses our close relationship with nature. Such music plays an important part in the rituals of everyday life. It breathes the spirit of our ancestors into today’s world.” Sika

 

Close your eyes. Lie down and experience the power of primordial sounds, as Sika plays Didjeridoos, Drums, Flutes and Rattles.

A Sound Journey is powerful and deep! Enabling people to move through obstacles within themselves, it invokes healing and profound transformations that can be carried into day-to-day life afterwards.

 

Sika has over 25 years experience, using sound to enter altered states of consciousness, healing energy and connection to our deepest essence.  His extraordinary collection of instruments has great beauty and spiritual significance. Collected from Indigenous people around the world, they stand as a bridge, in a timeless union with nature. Played over and around our body, they feel very relaxing and meditational. Not surprisingly many people also see visions.

 

* Imagine for a moment…a bunch of leaves whooshing through the Sage infused air, a Didjeridoo spiraling about the sacred space. The sound of the Bull-roarer opens a portal. 

 

* Rocks, shells and feathers entice you further in. The heart beat on a drum entrances your mind and you leave time as you know it. You have entered a magical realm where anything is possible.

 

* Held in the gentle, nurturing cocoon of sound, we surrender to the ancient memories of Earth’s prehistoric past. Future insights into what lies ahead. Revealing both an individual Dreaming and a collective one.

 

* Gratitude is felt for the teachings from the aboriginal people of the world and for the spirit that guides us on our paths. Special thanks to my teachers and the Elders, who support this healing.

 

 

About the venue

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‘Upper Gatehouse’ Dartington Hall – Dartington, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6ED

Getting to the venue: 
Dartington is situated in South East Devon, a mile from the historic market town of Totnes.
It is close to the M5 for drivers, and Totnes rail station is on the main Paddington – Penzance line.
Parking charges:
50p for one hour, £1 for four hours, £3 for any length stay from 9am to 9pm