Nomad Cacaoffee Jam

ETA Now (Ella, Tom, Alex)

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  • Summary

    To think that jammin' was a thing of the past!
    At Borderland, ain't no rules, ain't no vow, we can do it anyhow: djembes, bongos, make-your-own instruments & cacao & coffee.
    I hope you like jammin', too. 'Cause we'll be jammin' till the jam is through

    Full description of yer concept

    Creating music together really allows people to interact without the difficulty of words getting in the way. People tell stories through their drumming like you'd never imagine they'd tell. We'd like to bring the dream of communal jammin' to Borderland, because it's one of the most inclusive activities we know. No previous knowledge required, and participation is as easy as walking over and shyly picking up an instrument and maybe giving us a smile, if that's your mood. The key requirement we've come across, through all the cacao and jam ceremonies we've done, is for everyone to be able to pick up an instrument, in case they don't have their own. So we'll try to source djembes, bongo drums and any other type of instrument (all welcome) from here and take them with us to Borderland. And best of all, we'll have wood, tools and fabric, for those wishing to create their own sound device!

    Nomad cacao ceremony. True, it just sounds hipster and in-vogue. Thing is though, cacao really is a great substance to summon up energy. We'd love to make cacao brew at sunrise (while having coffees) and then have a jug of it at hand for when a wonderer wants to join. A different person every time can instigate the jam with their own form of cacao ceremony, using words, vocal sounds or movement. It's always a blessing to be aware that something's about to KICK OFF. And nomadic jams mean the music gets taken to wherever it flows most freely, which allows a natural rhythm to evolve.

    O K . L E T ' S G E T J A M M I N '

    (We'd be super glad if someone reading this wants to join us in realising this dream! pm me on fcbk: Ella Delachance)

    PS: One of us on the team is always very concerned about disturbing others. He hates it when I talk too loud on the plane or when someone's phone rings in a quiet public place. He also loves techno and house and drummin and jammin and rib-cracking laughter. He's a great mix. And really good at making coffee with a camp stove. So with him on the team, the sound creation tools will always be played in an innocent and harmless (and charismatic) (and the best) place.

    About the crew / artist

    A sister, a brother, a lover

    How can other Borderlings co-create with you?

    Oh PLEASE do! As Hesse says in the Glass Bead Game "The best way to get to know someone is to make music together".
    If you want to be part of creating the project that would be amazing! The more the better. Write to us on facebook: Ella Delachance

    What is this?

    Hey friend! Welcome to the virtual drawing board of The Borderland. This is the place where we prototype the projects we'll realise during the week in the quarry.

    Dream crew



    • Do you need electricity from the grid? How much in Watts? Nope

    • Will there be light? We will create light and energy with our music. But no electrical light is needed.

    • Will anything BURN? We might have some musical object fabrication, which could involve hammers and nails (and potentially safety gloves). We're there to supervise and help out and lend our own instrument if creating one at the time isn't appropriate.

    • What is your audio footprint? Sho we be makin' noise. Human output kinda decibel levels. We're hoping to be able to move around a bit to find the right spot - might be the beach / the hills etc. We'll be well careful not to jam in inappropriate & distubing areas.

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