Inlakesh! "I am another yourself"
Inlakesh formed in 1990 through the alchemy of Tanya Gerard and Rob Thomas, the core creatives of the group. Although Tanya grew up in Australia, she began playing the didjeridoo while visiting Tibetan communities in Dharamsala, North India during the mid 1980's. Based on the response of Tibetan Monks she encountered, we believe this was the first time the didjeridoo had visited the Dharamsala area. She has developed a warm, feminine style of intricately woven rhythms and resonant patterns with the didjeridoo, and creates many of the atmospheres of Inlakesh based on her extensive travels throughout the world.
Rob was born in the United States and began playing didjeridoo 10 years ago while living in Australia. His zealous approach to the instrument and creative use of breath and voice has resulted in a style of rhythmic playing that’s powerful, often conjuring images of distant landscapes and deep jungles. Together they have introduced thousands to the magic of the didjeridoo and have taught the art of playing, spreading the resonance throughout the United States. Rob and Tanya currently reside in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Inlakesh donates a portion of the proceeds from every recording project to environmental groups actively working to protect the natural diversity of life on this planet, and to the Drepung Loseling Educational Fund which supports young Tibetan Monks in their studies of the Dharma.
The music of Inlakesh is inspired by the manifestations and creative pulsations of consciousness by:
ceremonial music from around the world,
the natural elements of Earth, wind and water,
the flickering lights of deep twilight
the sound an insect makes when its legs move through soft sand, in its own way changing the course of the world
that sense of mystery you feel in your body while standing in the presence of an ancient pyramid overgrown in the deep jungle, whispers of its people and their visions floating on the warm breeze
pondering the possibilities of why the ancient Nazca constructed those monumental lines in the Peruvian desert visible only from high in the sky
that glorious gaze of wonder in a young child’s eyes when they first hear the sounds of a didgeridoo
the profound simplicity of our being and divine connection we all have to each other
Visit Inlakesh’s website at http://www.inlakesh.com.
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