I took my Oscar steel drum outside in -14C to see what it would do to the sound. First time I’ve played with mitts on.
This is filmed with my new GoPro camera. It’s sure better than trying hold a camera and a set of drumsticks at the same time.
The pixie dust is from the snow blowing off the trees. You may notice some traffic noise in the distance. This offers an involuntary drone backdrop.
This is an intuitive song invoking change. My heart is heavy for the world’s largest Christian religion. Even though I am not a Roman Catholic myself, I sense a deep yearning for change from so many whose voices are seemingly never heard.
I sing invented words or ‘vocables’ accompanied by a 22 inch ‘Remo’ brand Buffalo Drum. My hope that my soulful music lifts you to a good place.
Evelyn Ward de Roo, Canadian Contemplative Musician / Soundwork Practitioner
A intuitive song for New Year’s 2013.
The instrument is an Oscar© a steel tongue-drum, HAPI drum, created by Tribal Thunder from the original design of Oscar De Los Santos of Ontario, Canada. This particular version is a 6-note Ake Bono tuning.