The feast of St John is traditionnaly celebrated with huge bonfires. This party is a reminiscent of Midsummer’s pagan ritual.
In Britanny, in the little town of Peillac, the inhabitants use to communicate with spirits of dead people. Someone is vibrates the water in a copper basin with a rush of stranded… magic!
A journey through the life of John.Thanks Matt’s for this record
Atlantic waves meet the cliffs of Santo Antaon, the sun sets while Matt’s plays guitar with Domingo.
a little taste of our sound mix from Asia…before getting the opportunity to listen to the all creations !
This palm leaf has the particularity to withstand hot and humid climate of South-east Asia .
After a long and precise work preparation, called ole palm leaf is engraved by copyists .
This practice is used for a long time now endangered since the advent of the printing press.
We spent an afternoon listening to gentle monk recitating his litany in Khon Tai Wat temple on the island of Don Kong Laos.
Listen to this amazing mouth organ. It is a very old traditionnal music instrument.
Somewhere in south Laos, we were hosted in a pagoda. In the middle of the night, a novice, young monk, rings the bell and the drum to announce the night meditation.
In a little village near Mekong river, some people ask villagers to help them for the temple. Music makes villagers dance and rice alcohol is also part of the party.
Beware ears ! These small animals make impressive sounds.
Buddhist monks follow a life of renunciation and detachment. Buddha called his disciples to live in interaction with villagers. Going to donation for food is part of one of the disciplinary rules, however, this practice is not mandatory and each pagoda has its own rules. The monk does not choose his food and accepts what the layman offers him.
At Wat That, Champassak, located on the edge of the Mekong in Southern Laos , monks and novices are invited to collect offerings from the streets and alleys of the village by the sound of this funny bell. A novice hits the machine with a stick to announce to the departure of the monks from the pagoda.