Gypsy magic back at the Wav in Cumberland

The Naked DJs bring their gypsy magic back to the Waverley, featuring master didj player Shine.

The Naked DJs bring their gypsy magic back to the Waverley, featuring master didj player Shine.

Renowned Australian didjeridoo master Shine has been performing, teaching and offering sound healing for close to 20 years. He has performed at numerous international festivals to thousands of people and shared the stage with many well-known artists, including Mickey Hart, Jai Uttal, Michael Franti, Rhiannon, Armando Peraza, Gaudi, Adham Shaikh, Ganga Giri and Mihirangi.

Shine was initiated into didjeridoo healing by an Indigenous aboriginal elder in 1991. He offered sound healing at Hollyhock retreat centre for 10 years.

A number of leading experts in the field of spiritual healing, including Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle, Ram Das, and Dr. Andrew Weil have all experienced Shine’s work.

Shine’s world beat rhythms, percussion and unique vocal stylings, combined with timeless messages of indigenous wisdom, takes listeners on ecstatic dream-time journeys into self discovery and inner transformation.

Great Central Sun is being released on Adham Shaikh’s esteemed Sonic Turtle record label, humbly joining the ranks of numerous world beat album classics including the 2004 Juno Award-nominated Fusion as well as Collectivity, Dreamtree Project and more recently Universal Frequencies.

Shine joins forces with world beat music legend Adham Shaikh to create a vista of beautifully groove filled soundscapes. Blending didjeridoo, electronica and a wide variety of world instruments (over 20) from Africa, India, Europe and the Middle East, and featuring the talents of Ben Johnson, Kris Ledrew, Papa Chado and Jeff Holden.

Great Central Sun, merges the ancient and the new, paying homage to both ancestral and cosmic origins, embracing the past and and venturing bodily into the mystery of new and wondrous musical horizons.

For more information about shine, visit www.shinelikethesun.ca.

There’s an $8 cover charge for the Jan. 28 gig. Doors open at 9:30 p.m.

— Cumberland Village Works