Welcome to my regular Friday song/tune day, ladies and gentlemen, where I pick a piece of music that reflects my mood or the times, to share with you. It also happens to be Christmas Day today and if you celebrate Christmas, or even if you don’t, I wish you peace and good health on this day and every day. I would also like to share with you a photo that represents my Christmas in Australia.

Firstly, here is my photo.

Now, the tune. Today I’ve chosen a video clip of Djuki Mala (previously known as the Chooky Dancers) performing their interpretation of “Zorba the Greek”. One of the members of the group created this dance out of love for a family friend. It represents the fusion of two cultures. The lads then took this and other dances around the world. You can read more about Djuki Mala’s story on their website – https://www.djukimala.com/.

We may not all have the same beliefs, but we can still come together in peace and in friendship. Enjoy.

Kind Regards.

30 thoughts on “The Spirit Of The Dance

    1. Thank you, Heather. I tried to stick with bright red and green Christmas colours with my bird bauble. I hope you will post a snowy photo and poem so I can see what Christmas is like on the prairie. Unusually it is chilly here today. I am still waiting for the lads to get out of bed. 🙂

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      1. We got more snow two days ago, but it has warmed, A chinook seems to be blowing tonight! Christmas Eve here, just off to bed. I will post a photo with a poem for you in the next day or two!

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  1. I’d never heard of this troupe, but they’re quite marvelous, and the story behind this dance is great. Thanks for sharing this — I have an Australian friend I’ll be sending it on to. A Happy Christmas season to you!

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  2. The bird photograph is so good. So colourful!. The Yolngu style dancing to Zorba type music is wonderful. Thank you! I have a suggestion for a fun recording “The Langley Schools Music Project” on YouTube. It is a series of songs sung by nine and ten year children.. This children’s choir was recorded in a school gymnasium with just two microphones. Have a listen to “Rhiannon” and “ “Desperado.” Desperado is a solo. Happy New Year!

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      1. How fantastic that these songs were recorded. Thank you, Sid. I had a great time listening to these wonderful young people. I wonder how this experience shaped them.
        It reminded me of my school choir days. I love it when people come together purely for the joy of singing. Kids seem to really get that. It is such a shame that every facet of our human lives, including singing in a choir, has been reduced to a competition.


  3. I’m not sure where the current idea that we can only get along with those who believe the exact same things we do came from, but like you, I don’t buy into it. If we keep our minds and hearts open, we can learn so much from those who are different, and we really can live together in peace.

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  4. Thank you for your kind words about the Langley Schools choir. Their music teacher was not a trained choirmaster. He was a musician who aimed to foster the love of singing in these children. I think his influence on them was lifelong. I often have wondered, like you, how this choir hexperience influenced these children

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