A self decribed musician, performer, recording artist and storyteller will play one show only this Thursday night (29th) at the Raglan Old School Arts Centre. Sika, who is currently on his ‘Inside Out Tour’ literally leapt into the UK music scene over twenty years ago and was immediately recognized for the natural power of his performances.
He calls in ancient wisdom as he plays Didjeridoo, drums, flutes & percussive instruments from all over the world. His signature is Didjeridoo, drum and percussion played at the same time. His performance is highly entertaining to watch. He dances as he plays Didjeridoo gesturing with his hands and interacting with his eyes.
The Inside Out tour includes new music created in the studio where he lives in Golden Bay, South Island.
Sika has toured extensively in the US, Europe, Australia and NZ. He was in the UK band ‘Global’ who played Ambient Trance music and ‘Walk Electric’ a Folk Dance fusion band. He occasionally plays with UK/AUS band ‘Kangaroo Moon’.
He has played with Aztec Elders at The Sun Pyramid TeotihuacÃ¡n, MÃ©xico and with Aboriginal people in the Australian desert. He has entertained at Glastonbury Festival and played at Westminster Abbey, NZ Embassy and Commonwealth Institute.
Sika was in at the beginning of the Didjeridoo’s renaissance and has added his own unique colour to the global music scene. His partnership, Caitlin & Sika, created five albums which took them around the world over eighteen times.
Sika is at home with the indigenous peoples and has made many extraordinary friendships. The elders and shamanic teachers have gifted him knowledge. He lived in a tipi for ten years where he learned to be with the elements and his music is an expression of his deep connection to nature.
Sika will be performing at the Raglan Old School Arts Centre on Thursday 29th November. Doors open 7pm. Concert starts at 7.30pm and finishes at 10.00pm. $20 door sales. Children free. Please phone the Old School Arts Centre on 825 0023 if you wish to book a seat in advance.