Concept album Siddhartha distributed by TuneCore and live on iTunes.

Photo on 2013-02-14 at 14.25 #6 - Version 2Photo on 2013-01-29 at 14.37 #8Check out album Siddhartha distributed by TuneCore and live on iTunes.

VenusTRIBES are a strange and beautiful fruit in the midst of cinematic music; founded by Jose DeChamp, songwriter and sound maker based in edgy Camden Town, London, UK.

Concept album ‘Siddhartha’ (2011) was inspired by Hermann Hesse’s mystical novel, describing a traveller’s inner journey. Siddhartha Song “Red Gaia” became a finalist in the Eco Arts Awards 2013.
Album ‘7 Colours’ (2013) is an alternative album with an edge of psychedelia and orchestral, cinematic arrangements.

Jose DeChamp on album ‘Siddhartha’.: “Human beings as part of an amazing Gaia System – some call it earth-system. Perhaps this has been largely forgotten in the West – Western culture disconnected for some time now. I am just as disconnected as most people around me. And just as helpless. But sometimes I can hear a faint calling so I keep on walking towards it.
Whilst writing album ‘Siddhartha’ Chief Raoni’s cry seemed to enter the music. – And voices of those who remember All-connectedness.”

Long album version of RED GAIA via soundcloud:

Siddhartha is dedicated to the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. To the Kogi Mamas of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta – Gonavindua Tairona Elder Brothers and Guardians of Water. To Chief Raoni, Chief of the Xingu Indigenous Lands of Brazil.
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Siddhartha-Song “Red Gaia” was a finalist in the Eco Arts Awards 2013.

Little Hands – Movie by Mher Hovvyan with original Venustribes Music

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“Mher Hovvyan’s images express what words can’t say. And our music gave a voice to those who very often are not seen or heard. We wrote the song for survivors of child abuse; emotional, sexual, physical. Mher made his film for humanity.
Where do the two messages meet? Children are the warriors and peacekeepers, the victors, victims and survivors. The followers, leaders, lovers, husbands, wives, parents of tomorrow.
See more at:
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LOBSANG’S PRAYER TO BUDDHA (Album ‘7 Colours’)

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This ballad is a letter.
Song and clip where inspired by Nigel Morris’ article “Missing: Monks who defied Beijing”, The Independent, UK, 25th of March 2008. Tibetan Monk Lobsang and 14 fellow monks were arrested in 2008. Lobsang was 15 years of age. This letter is for Lobsang.

“Human spirit is a flower striving towards sunlight even under harshest conditions … people who truly understand the meaning of the butterfly will understand.” Jose DeChamp

Piano by Willie Wilkec

Siddhartha River Gospel

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“When The Earth is sick, the animals will begin to dissapear. When that happens, the Warriors of the Rainbow will come to save them.”
Chief Seattle

‘Siddhartha’ was not planed to have a message as such. Venustribes are not political activists, just an art project aiming to be mindful. As for connectedness and spirituality  … being musicians brought up within Western culture we know that we do not know.
Yet ‘Siddhartha’ somehow tuned into voices of Gaia – cries for change and a return to Earth Consciousness. Chief Raoni’s cry went into this music, as did the cries of others who still remember – who are still in tune. We just listened as best as we could.

RED GAIA (Gaia Ab Aeterno / Siddhartha Album)

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“Human beings as part of an amazingly beautiful all-one Gaia System or earth-system … Western culture has disconnected somehow. I am just as disconnected as most people around me. And just as helpless. But sometimes I can hear a faint calling so I keep on walking towards it.
Song ‘Red Gaia’ is an apocalyptic manifestation of this state of mind ……. Whilst writing album ‘Siddhartha’ Chief Raoni’s cry went into this music; as did the cries of many from the abundant tribes of Gaia who Remember.”

Siddhartha is dedicated to the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. To the Kogi Mamas of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta – Gonavindua Tairona Elder Brothers and Guardians of Water. To Chief Raoni, Chief of the Xingu Indigenous Lands of Brazil.

 

The Perfume of the Heart – told by fire dancer Dug

“… being true to your self is a deepening experience. And that has a way of freeing us so that we might speak from the heart… 

I feel that we are student’s of this…

I‘m a fire dancer and I do shows at festival. Once I was fire-dancing at a festival, when at the back of the crowd I could hear – along with the clapping – a voice saying: “ Ah it’s only practice.” 
After every show at this festival … “Ah its only practice…” And so I set out to find this person to see what there problem was. After some time I found the man who had said this. He was selling scented oils, and had two bowls of scented oil that were filling the air with a wonderful aroma. 
I asked him, “ What do you mean, its only practice? What I do is an art, it has finesse, beauty, passion, grace, timing, and even love in it. And you are selling perfume – anyone can do that!” 

He said he would show me something and picked up a bowl of scented oil and pored it into one of those Egyptian perfume bottles with the tiniest neck to them. He did this without spilling a drop; and said “It’s only practice now you try.” 

I understood then, that it was only practice… that it did have all the qualities in the fire dancing I said it had but to attain them was just a matter of practice. 
He added that what ever you practice you will get good at it, and then he said:
‘Ask your self what do you practice. “

I felt that I had practiced being a bit offended by what I thought were unfair comments … and what a waste of time that was. 

So asked him, what he would recommend I should practice? 
He said: “Practice that peace that is the perfume of the heart … 
So I meditated on this, and found it is possible to do this. 
But it’s not as easy as you might think …

… need’s a bit of practice…”


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