Txai Fernando and Bastiaan Kamãvena – two fellows, two gifted multi-instrumentalists, two beautiful souls with a shared musical vision.
They are specialized in “medicinal music”, and Astral Flowers is a fruition of their musical collaboration. Txai Fernando and Bastiaan draw from Amazonian traditions, and through both learning the songs directly from their origins, as well as through their own personal transformations they have become embodiments of medicinal music. I could go on trying to describe how that quality is carried in their music and performances, but it would be kind of useless – it is a personal experience anyway.

This episode was recorded in late summer of 2017 during their visit to Finland, when they also had a concert in Helsinki. For various reasons it sat on a shelf until now – late November ’17. However the conversation is still very topical, and we are also getting close to the release of Astral Flowers’ first album,  so the timing is quite right!

I haven’t really listened to it so I can’t recall a lot of it, but we hear about Txai Fernando’s and Bastiaan’s backgrounds, both in general and in musical sense, how they met and started playing and making music together and what it means to them. I was amused to find out that –being the same generation– we all have listened to the same skate punk and metal bands in our youth! I would have never guessed, as these two brothers seem as if they’ve lived they whole lives to the soul soothing music they now create and pass on. But hey, Txai Fernando’s first band was called Dr. Alcohol, and I suppose diverse background only adds to their sense of music, expression and skills.
Listen to the whole story in the episode, and enjoy the inserted samples of their music too!

– Ville

Tracks:
1. Pacha Mama (excerpt)
2. New Paradigm
3. Sirenita Bobinsana

Links:
Astral Flowers music on SoundCloud
▶ Participate in making of next albums on GoFundMe
Astral Flowers on Facebook

 

Fonto Radion t-paidat ja hupparit

Conversation starts at 14:03

NATURAL HIGH SPECIAL EDITION SERIES

The subtitle of this episode is a wink of an eye to something Mischka brought up in the conversation. The question is originally phrased differently, and it can be really useful question when…  nevermind, hear all about it yourself!

Lulu and Mischka have visited Fonto Radio once before in October 2015, so this time we caught up on what they have been doing between then and July 2016, as that’s when this one was recorded in Natural High Healing Festival. We sat down by a pond in a corner of the festival area on a lovely summer day, and they shared with us some of their experiences in India and Thailand – not just travel travel stories, but inner experiences as well. We also talked about dreamstates, becoming conscious of your attachments to personal identity, and their plans regarding music and coming recording. Some delightful releases are to be expected!

Show notes:
▶ Lucid dreaming
▶ India Yoga Festival
▶ Hampi, India
▶ Sri Prem Baba
▶ Om Sri Sacche Live 2015 – Lulu & Mischka + Awaken Love Band
 Mark Breadner
 Bruce Lipton
 Rupert Spira: A New Model of Karma, Deep Sleep and Death (YouTube)
 Swami Rama
▶ Murray Kyle

 

Other links:
▶ Lulu & Mischka official website
 Buy their music
▶ Follow them on Facebook or Instagram
▶ Listen to them on Soundcloud

 

natu-kuva-pieni

Natural High Healing Festival 2016 started on Thursday with Lulu & Mischka’s heart warming concert.


Title music: The Seeker
Performed by The Hypnomen – from the album ‘Dreaming of a New Dawn‘ (on courtesy of Stupido Records)

Lulu & Mischka could be described as wandering troubadours, who immerse themselves in cultures around the world, and distill influences to their own, unique, heart centered music. Their style is as diverse as are their experiences of traveling, and just living the way they do.

This episode was recorded during Natural High Healing Retreat in Finland, where they lead workshops and gave a concert. Meeting and having this chat with them was a pure delight!

Show notes:

▶ Lulu & Mischka official website
 Buy their music
▶ Follow them on Facebook or Instagram
▶ Listen to them on Soundcloud

▶ Sri Prem Baba
 Natural High Healing Festival – the ”mother event” of Natural High Healing Retreat

Photo: Esa Toppila


Title music: The Seeker
Performed by The Hypnomen – from the album ‘Dreaming of a New Dawn‘ (on courtesy of Stupido Records)