Didjeridoo and African djun djun drums blend with guitar and electronic loops to produce a vibrant, tribal sound, often dance-inducing. The music is inspired by a primal place as well as by the present moment, influenced by diverse traditions that band members bring to the stage and to the dance floor.
The culturally diverse musical trio To Life! is creating a unique style of ‘New World Music’ that reflects the emerging spirit of ‘many cultures, one planet’, and of consciously creating a healthy lifestyle, a healthy planet, and a healthy future.
The music of To Life! has been described as a ‘Funky, World, Tribal’ style that blends textures and energies from musical styles around the world (African, Middle Eastern, Beduin, etc), and a Universal connection with Source.
Of course movement and dance are integral parts of the conscious lifestyle community, and the music of To Life! delivers. “It’s actually more about ‘being danced’”, explains DjonDjon, singer and multi-instrumentalist of To Life! “Why spend all that energy when you can give yourself up to spirit, let yourself be moved, and ultimately recharge the body AND spirit by being danced?”
Formed in 2007 , To Life! members are:
DjonDjon, a Greek Canadian on lead vocals, guitars, ‘stringed things’, and loops. He is also a platinum-selling producer in his own right.
Osher Levi, from Israel, on didjeridoos, percussion, and vocals. Osher is a ceremonial leader and sound healer as well, and brings with her a shamanic and healing intention.
LO, a Korean-African American on DjunDjun concert drums and vocals. LO brings a percussive style influenced by African, Latin American, and Asian cultures, as well as Soul, Funk, Rock, and Roots music.
The members of To Life! have traveled extensively throughout the world (including Osher and DjonDjon having spent time living and playing music with the Beduins of North Africa). To Life! currently reside in the SF Bay Area, California, once again proving the Bay Area to be at the forefront of musical revolutions.
They have completed 2 full length CDs, the first named one of the top 10 World Music Releases of 2007 (Backroads Music), and have been featured on KPFA’s “Music of the World”, KMUD’s “Tribal Voices”, Tangents World Radio, and various Internet radio stations.
To Life!’s music celebrates life, and the transformation of our Age, without being ‘New Age-ee’. They have taken their shared love of tribal cultures and rhythms, and have created some of the freshest and most exciting grooves in New World Music.
“To Life! begins where other trancey world music groups leave off. Besides the musicianship honed from deepening the grooves over years of experience, the immeasurable passion of this trio takes the listener on a magic carpet of cross-cultural discovery of what lies inside the mystery”
Lloyd Barde, music editor Common Ground magazine
Click the YouTube icon on top right to watch videos from live performances of To Life!. To Life!’s performances are open to all ages and generations.