The International Didjeridu Meditation is a global prayer for peace and harmony. It begins at sunset in Australia with Didjeridu playing and continues around the world at sunset in each location. This event is unique as a two part session. The actual Equinox begins on 3-20-22, The Chicago Didjeridu Chorus will play on the 20th between 5-8pm to welcome in the Spring Equinox energy.
There is no cover charge. The event will take place at Northeastern University’s Physical Education Building in the Exercise Studio #1. The Building is on the South side of the campus, just off Foster Ave. Street parking is available on side streets to the east. Campus parking is by permit only. Permits are available online at https://www.neiu.edu/university-life/parking/visitors-and-vendors
Enter the building at the main entrance, sign in, and go to the end of the long hall. The studio is to the RIGHT at the end of the hall. We will play two 60 minute sets.
The Chicago Didjeridu Chorus will be contributing a performance as part of the TIBETcenter benefit and silent auction.
For more info and to purchase tickets please call Tashi at (872) 243-4737
This is an outdoor performance in a lawn area. Please consider this with regard to shoe choices. Heels will not be a good idea when walking on the lawn. Also it is on the lakefront in Evanston, so it may get cool at sundown. A jacket or shoulder covering of some sort would be good to have on hand. Looking forward to seeing you there!
The International Didjeridu Meditation is a global prayer for peace and harmony. It begins at sunset in Australia with Didjeridu playing and continues around the world at sunset in each location. This event is unique as a two part session. The actual Solstice sunset is at 8:29pm on 6-21-22, The Chicago Didjeridu Chorus will play between 7-9pm to welcome in the Solstice energy.
*This is an all ages event
Parking is available on St Louis ave, one way going south. There will be some chairs but it’s best to bring your own chair. The location is behind the Physical Education Complex on the south end of the campus. Campus parking requires a one day permit and visitors have to go ON LINE to register and sign in. Parking on campus without a permit results in an expensive ticket.
For those of you who have not attended one of these ceremonies before, the protocol is generally as follows:
When entering the circle, after the fire is lit, it is customary to reach into the tobacco bowl and pick up a small amount of tobacco at the foot of the fire. Then walk around the fire (clockwise) honoring the 4 directions by sprinkling some of the tobacco into the fire at each direction while silently contemplating your intention/prayer. After this you can take a seat for the ceremony, or sit on the ground.
The leader of the ceremony, often an elder from one of the Northern Indigenous Nations, begins by speaking. They may have a “talking stick” which is a stick or bone with a feather/feathers on the end. If people wish to speak during the ceremony they are expected to wait for the previous speaker to hand them the stick. If elders are present, it is customary to wait until after the elders have spoken first. The Chicago Didjeridu Chorus will begin playing at approximately 7:30pm and will continue until 9pm. If you would like to sit close to the Peace Fire, get there early.
Weather can be unusual in Chicago. Bring extra clothing to stay warm if necessary. If it rains (or snows) we will move the gathering into the Physical Education Complex.
The International Didjeridu Meditation is a global prayer for peace and harmony. It begins at sunset in Australia with Didjeridu playing and continues around the world at sunset in each location. This event is unique as a two part session. The actual Solstice begins at 7:03pm on 3-20-22, The Chicago Didjeridu Chorus will play on the 20th between 6-8pm to welcome in the Solstice energy.
This is an all ages event. There is no cover charge. Donations will go towards humanitarian aid for Ukraine. We ask that all attendees respect whatever distancing protocol is in effect at the time of the event.
Here is a rare video of a 2014 CDC performance at Rockefeller Chapel (the video is labeled with the wrong date) during the International Didjeridu Meditation. CDC had been playing at the Chapel on the Equinox and Solstice dates each year in coordination with the Didjeridu players in Australia. The event began in Australia at sunset and followed the sunsets around the world at which time Didjeridus played in their respective countries at sunset until the vibration made it all the way around the globe. CDC has been doing this at various locations for 12 years or so.
ACM’s last concert of the season pairs Steven Mackey’s piece Indigenous Instruments with three pieces combining western instruments with actual indigenous instruments from around the world.
The concert features Peter Sculthorpe’s String Quartet No. 12 “From Ubirr” for digeridoo and string quartet, Jade for string quartet and pipa by Zhu Jian’er and Paul Moravec’s masterful Shakuhachi Quintet for shakuhachi and string quartet.
The concert features three renowned soloists: Tim Porcelli on digeridoo, Yang Wei, a founding member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, on pipa, and world-renowned shakuhachi player James Nyoraku Schleffer.
Don’t miss this concert!
Monday, May 13 7:00 PM
4614 N. Lincoln Ave.
$20, $12 students (door only with ID)
Indigenous Instruments by Steven Mackey
String Quartet No. 12 “From Ubirr” by Peter Sculthorpe
Jade by Zhu Jian-er
Shakuhachi Quintet by Paul Moravec
Chris Ramaekers- Music Director
Mark Agnor – violin
Alyson Berger – cello
Aurélien Fort-Pederzoli – viola
Tim Porcelli – didgeridoo
James Nyoraku Schlefer – shakuhachi
Cory Tiffin – clarinet
Trevor Patrick Watkin – flute
Yang Wei – pipa
Amy Wurtz- piano
Jeff Yang – violin