"Every song is a jewel, turn them
in your hands
and the flames bound within them, in your
eyes they will dance."
Music has a very special place in
our lives for many reasons. It is a truly
universal human experience. Music has been
discovered by all cultures. Music and its
beloved partner Dance are the most primal
languages. Music powerfully interacts with
the emotions, and harmonious music is very
conducive to states of wellbeing.
The electronic revolution made possible
new instruments for creating music, and
the awesome ability to easily and cheaply
record and play back the performances. Our
ears are filled with more diverse and more
constant music than anyone a few hundred
years ago would ever have dreamed of.
Whether they are consciously
aware of it or not all musicians are
magicians weaving sacredgeometrical
spells that influence the hearts and souls
of their listeners. As we explain on the Beauty page,
one of BirdTribes' messages to the world
is that the only sane use of art in this time is to bring
through visions that lead towards a viable
future for humanity on this earth.
Anything else, especially at this phase of
our planetary journey, is an ego trip that
has no ultimate value for anyone, and only
a selfdestructive effect on its creator.
By this we do not at all mean that art
should be explicitly about sustainability
and evolving the
human heart, only that the energy
that it transmits should be nurturing and
uplifting and resonate with the
possibilities that lead towards wholeness
and away from the fragmentation of the
personality that sustains our psychotic
On our page about the
Rainbow Tribes we tell of a
worldwide movement that has been happening
for decades now where tens of thousands of
people gather to connect with each other
in the wilderness in Peace as one human
family. A major aspect in keeping alive
the vision of the Rainbow Tribes has been
the music that is written and sung at the
gatherings. It's a genre you may be
unfamiliar with... and if so we are happy
to introduce you to some of our favourite
Rainbow music ...
"We are circling, circling
We are singing, singing our heartsong
This is family, this is unity, this is
celebration, this is sacred..."
( This is perhaps one of
the best known and most often sung
Rainbow songs )
Rainbow music is a genre all of
its own. Usually the songs are simple and
repetitive as they become popular through
sharing them around evening fires, teepee
gatherings, and circles. In fact the magic
of a Rainbow
gathering is partly woven by the
strength of so many voices sharing these
powerful expressions and transmissions of
the Rainbow vision.
In this age when we have access
to technologies that create, amplify,
record and reproduce music - there is
something very special about live
unamplified music. This is one of the
reasons why the music at a Rainbow
gathering is so beautiful. Another reason
is that the experience of living together
as part of the Rainbow Family and carrying
the vision of sanity and harmony for
humanity is so intoxicating that it cannot
help but come through in the voices. It
can be one of the peak musical experiences
of your life to be part of an improvised
choir where everyone's voice finds its
perfect place in relationship to the
Below you will find a very
special movie that captures some of these
moments. It was made available under the creative commons
Attribution ShareAlike copyright agreement.
It is over 100min long and contains 33!
beautiful Rainbow songs, recorded after
the 1997 US Rainbow gathering.
The sound and visual quality is
not the best but considering the recording
situation was probably a long way from the
nearest sound studio or even mains
electricity - it is not too bad :-) We
hope you will appreciate the spirit that
is transmitted anyway.
There is a songbook with
chords which we hope to make available
again here soon. It
is a wonderful resource for anyone wanting
to learn a classic collection of Rainbow
songs ! Two songs in particular we would
like to draws your attention to... the
very first song is Universal Lover
performed by Fantuzzi who wrote it at the
very first Rainbow gathering in 1972. And
the other song to point out ... at exactly
41 min into the movie there is a song
called 'the Return of the Bird Tribes'!!!
our page about the Rainbow Tribes/ Bird
Many thanks to the singers,
musicians, songwriters, and video makers
of the Rainbow Family of Living Light!
May the Rainbow vision become fully
manifest and bring Peace on Earth !
You can download
a reasonably high quality 100meg+ file of
the whole move from the link below
or play the movie within your web browser.
movie was produced by ConsciousWave Inc.
It is licensed under a Creative
ShareAlike 2.5 License.