An album of contemporary world rhythms and music, featuring African, Middle Eastern, Indian and Indigenous Australian sounds and percussion
Vicki Hansen is an accomplished composer and musician who has several albums on national and international release, and has been credited on numerous film, television and theatre soundtracks. She is one of a rare breed of female didgeridoo players and has also trained in the North Indian Hindustani tradition of Classical Singing, establishing her as a highly unique artist. She is dedicated to the upliftment of consciousness through music and sound.
"We suspected there was more music available from the Australian artist who had made the classic “Earth Heart” nearly ten years ago. And surely there is! “Children of the Sun” is a global music celebration based on a stage show that Vicki had been commissioned to provide music for. Half of the ten tracks feature only Vicki, playing keyboards, didgeridoo, voice, dun dun, cowbell, zils and flute. On the other half, she is joined by Blair Greenberg and Peter Kennard, collectively playing drums, congas, djembe, tabla, frame drum, timbale, darbuka & assorted percussion sounds. Obviously it's rhythmic, but not without layers of atmosphere and textures to move in and around the steady yet varying beats.
- Lloyd Barde, Backroads Music USA