This is a VIDEO, not a CD!!
"...a crossing of cultures, a blurring of boundaries at its most sensitive, most humanistic, and most magical." National Public Radio
"...not just crossing cultural borders, but jaywalking across the lines that separate music from the visual arts." Rhythm Magazine
Body Tjak/The Celebration is the second major collaboration in the twenty-year artistic partnership between Keith Terry and I Wayan Dibia. Keith Terry is a renowned percussionist and body musician, and professor in the Department of World Arts & Cultures at UCLA. I Wayan Dibia is the Director of the National Arts Academy in Bali, Indonesia -- STSI -- and is known for his groundbreaking choreography within Balinese traditional and contemporary forms. Together they take audiences "on a journey around the planet and into the heart" (New California Media On-line).
With body music, kecak, rhythm dance, drums, flutes, gongs, rocks, bamboo and voice, Terry & Dibia lead a twelve member ensemble of musicians and dancers from North and South America and the Indonesian islands of Bali, Sunda and Sumatra. This Body Tjak project is a celebration in four parts: celebration of the ancestors, the body, the spirit, and the community. "Gifted musicians and dancers all, the Body Tjak crew brought the choreography and compositions to life with their sheer exuberance" (NCMO).
This 80 minute VIDEO is excerpted from the live performances presented at Theater Artaud in San Francisco, October 1999. Beautifully shot and edited, it is a stunning representation of a phenomenal long-term intercultural collaboration.
Other recordings available from Crosspulse Records and Videos at CD Baby:
KEITH TERRY & CROSSPULSE: Keith Terry & Crosspulse
Singing/moving percussion ensemble
SERPENTINE: Keith Terry & Crosspulse
Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble with 25 guest artists
BODY TJAK / THE CELEBRATION: Keith Terry & Crosspulse
Indonesian collaboration soundtrack
PROFESSOR TERRY'S CIRCUS BAND EXTRAORDINÁIRE: LIVE!
Crooked originals and twisted standards by San Francisco Bay Area all-stars
SLAMMIN ALL-BODY BAND: Slammin All-Body Band
Percussive a cappella jazz - vocals, beatboxing and body music
VIDEOs / DVDs
BODY MUSIC - PART ONE
Instructional DVD/video by Keith Terry
BODY TJAK / THE CELEBRATION
Indonesian collaboration performance video