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TIBETcenter Benefit Saturday Aug 13th, 4:30 – 7pm

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!

International Didjeridu Meditation Tuesday, June 21st, 7pm-9pm

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

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.

GATHERING PROTOCOL

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

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.

International Didjeridu Meditation 3-20-22, from 6-8pm

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.

Worldwide Didjeridu Meditation 9-22-21

Thanks to all who came out to the Peace Fire! It was great to see you all and also to collaborate musically with our Mongolian brothers and sisters. Til we meet again…..

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CDC at ACM 6-20-21

Summer Solstice Meditation

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 10:32pm on 6-20-21, The Chicago Didjeridu Chorus will play on the 20th at 7pm to welcome in the Solstice energy, and again on the 21st at 7pm to ride with the energy.

This is an all ages event. There is no cover charge. We ask that all attendees respect whatever distancing protocol is in effect at the time of the event.

CDC at Harris Theater with giant puppet

This was the first in a series of story-driven performances using puppets of various sizes.

Chicago Didjeridu Chorus at Rockefeller Chapel 2014

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.

Chicago Didjeridu Chorus “live” at Unity Chicago 2016

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