There is a big resemblance between kids and musicians and the proof of it is that dictionaries have decided to use the same word, `play`, to describe their main activity :). And indeed, they have a lot in common: both of them need to find new and new ways to make people be interested in them, to captivate attention, both have an intense desire for exploring and discovering and of course both of them like to have fun.
There is always a fine line between passion and obsession. As such, we don’t know where to place Oxana’s favorite recreation: collecting cows. If you ask why cows, well... is there a need to be a reason? She just likes them. Especially the black and white ones, and especially if they are smiling.
We don’t know to what we owe the ability to have fun in almost any circumstance. It may be because we are still ‚young’ in our musical journey, or maybe because we are unaware of the underground things going on around us, or maybe just because we like what we do and we do it with joy even if we play for 50 or 10.000 people.
Music can be many things to many people: fun, inspiration, relaxation, meditation and it can be the food one ‚eats’ everyday. This is what music means to us: we feed on what we play and invite others to taste from our ‘cookie jar’. You can savor them one by one each day, or many in the same time because there is no diabetes danger from what we create ;)
So it stops being a fight between the urban and the tribal, but a unique harmony between the two opposites. This is where tradition comes in. There are so many really cool traditional sounds, instruments and rhythms that just wait to be explored and put into new perspective. And this is what we do. We take the tribal and put it in an urban kind of manner to fit the need for new, for something „weird”.
Wherever we play, we like to have fun. This is the main thing. Whenever we have fun, the audience also feels it and tends to join us. And this is what we did at Peninsula Festival were we played few days ago.
After concerts people come to us (smile up to their ears) and try to describe what they feel when they listen to us. The funny thing is they hardly ever manage. Seems like before coming, they had everything clear in their mind, but when trying to express it, they can’t. So, many of them just say...’you guys make me feel good’. And this is in fact all we need to hear. Right there! Mission accomplished :)
We travel all around the world and see so many wonderful things. This Earth is full of amazing people, places, feeling, adventures and sounds. And that’s why World Music is an important aspect for us; because the mosaic of the World is the best place to find inspiration. Everything comes so easy when you have such a huge range of motives, cultures and instruments to choose from.
As you know from all our bragging about it, we are in full process of finishing our first album. You can see this on our facebook page where we regularly post photos from our creation moments. Because of this, we took a break from the stage in order to concentrate fully on the new songs which we want to be pure awesomeness :) Still, we couldn’t resist when we received an invitation from Peninsula Festival.
Summer and fun are practically synonymous. Summer is the time when it’s the BIG school break, when people go on holidays, at the seaside, mountains, exotic countries and the time when there are so many activities to choose from that you wish all year long was summer. Be it summer or winter we also love to have fun.
In African tradition it is said that a skilled player ’can make his djembe talk’. Our djembe has its own story. Coming straight from Ghana, it went on a trip to New York, then Paris and then Romania. While working in the US, Adi became fascinated by the underground musical world swarming in New York subways.
The concert stage is a miniature of the stage called life. We are born at the beginning of the concert and we die at the end just to be reborn again at the next concert. The stage is a place where we learn and feel. It’s the place where the heart is more alive than ever.
‚Homeless Heart’ is a strong song dedicated to those hearts looking for a crib. So yes, all you rebel hearts out there. This song is for you! Dance and feel the freedom it brings you. Dance and tell us how it was ;) „All my life I’ve been running in circles/The pressure on me/That I cannot be like others/We are Homeless/HariHariOm”.
Did you ever wonder how it would be to go to a concert on the bottom of the sea? I already imagine how you would have to hold on to your drinks and food really tight not to start going up. And how fun would it be for the guys on the stage? Instruments all floating around, trying to stay put. But the best would be the bubbling sounds of the lead singer. The aquatics would be the best audience though.
Today we take you on a journey directly in Australia where the aborigines of some thousand years ago invented this amazing instrument called didgeridoo. Actually the common name used among the local population is Yidaki.
Everybody’s going on a trip this summer. And what is the first word when you think of a trip? FUN! Yeap. It’s the symbol of freedom. It’s the time when you don’t need to work or worry about daily activities. It’s when you put all of those behind and... relax.
’Homeless Heart’ is a wake up call. We see the world as it is and we learn to feel and dance again. We cry and then laugh. We feel pain and then relief. It’s a game of the opposites: the tribal and the urban, the simple and the complex, the didgeridoo and the electronic mood. It’s a discovery!
It was a quiet, peaceful evening. The dark countryside road was roamed about only by light bugs and whispering winds. In the courtyard, Begemot the Brave was resting its furry head on its big paws. If it were a human, would probably be snoring by now. All of a sudden, inside the cozy house a weird drone broke the silence. Jagganath the Cat scrambled in all directions and finally managed to find the exit door in a desperate run for survival.
We dedicate this week to going deep into the ’Homeless Heart’ experience. We will describe the mood of the song, the Sanskrit and English lyrics, instruments, interesting things behind the curtains and many more. All these so that you get to know our song as it is. We already finished filming for the video and we can tell you it was a lot of fun
We let the music guide us through what we consider a sacred journey. Everything about this moments is so special and life giving. When an artist creates, it gives him life. And when the artist is full of ’life’ he can pass this on to his audience. The process is a very profound one and it requires a special state of mind which we intend to create in order for the final product to be much more than anyone expects.
Our love for fresh music inspired us to introduce the concept of World Music in Romania. Our love for everything that is funky and can go deep inside the public's soul made us introduce to you, our fans, Alternative World Music, a blend of various cultures and genres, that have limitless inspiration for artists, a musical origami, a mosaic spirit that you can now hear from Modiwo!
A flower is a simple way of saying ’I love you’, a tender way of admitting that ’I miss you’, and a funky way of expressing ’I’m sorry’. The flower in it of itself is art, the art of the creator. When you look at a flower you cannot stop admiring how wonderfully composed it is. The flower expresses everything what is beautiful in nature.
Try listening to our songs laid on the grass, with your eyes closed, and see where our music takes you. Whether a dreamer or not, there will always be a place where you want to be when you press the “play” button. Our music is made for believers.