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Workshop unor 2015

Workshop for beginners, Prague, February 2015

Also in this year we are plannig several workshops in the Czech Republic and abroad. Immediatelly in February we have started by a weekend workshop for beginners. Thanks to big amount of candidates we have decided to repeat the WS in March. Now it seems, that the instrument has brokend through in Czech republic and people pay bigger attention to it, which pleases us a lot.

Photographer: Petr Mader



  


Sváteční pop - Leden 2015

Sváteční Pop - Archa Theatre, Prague, January 2015

After more than a year, on Thursday 22nd of January has Sváteční pop, the project of Petr Nikl, Milan Cais, Ondrej Smeykal and Jiri Hradil, returned to the Archa theatre. The genre crossing musician, artists and performers enjoyed themselves and performed another one of their unique shows.







Předvánoční tančírna

Pre-Christmas Organic dancing party - Prague, December 2014

The chamber premises of Studio Nuevo were alternated by the spacious venue of Baračnická Rychta, which many of you visited. Lots of dancers turned it into the right pre Christmas dancing party which is definitelly worth to be repeated. Thanks fot the great experience!

Photographer: Jiří Heller






Organická tančírna - PRAHA, listopad 2014

Organic dancing party - PRAGUE, November 2014

Dancing party is already a kicking event, but the pictures of it we present just now :) We were dancing in Prague in the Sokol Vinohrady, in a big hall, lots of space to move and it was all captured by our Zdeněk :)

Photographer: Zdenek Zrůst






TVARYTMY

TVARYTMY

Together with Pavlina Brzáková has Jaroslav Dušek prepared another book. The book is dedicated to his thoughts and ideas which crossed his mind when enduring his stay in darkness.

He asked Ondrej to "blow" the book well at the release party... 

 


  


   


Výroba nových nástrojů v kovárně, Znojmo 2014

Making of new instruments, Tasovice 2014

The best way how to get a satisfying instrument is to make it on your own. And therefore has Ondrej, Bear and Joe met in the furge of the blacksmith David Charvátek in Tasovice near Znojmo and not only new instruments were created but also another part of a film about Ondrej was shot by the british filmmaker Joe.

Photographer: Pavlína Prokůpková


  


   


Plzeň, Livingstone 2014

Livingstone club, Pilsen 2014

Electro didgeridoo in the Pilsen's club Livingstone, a dance party of Ondrej Smeykal and the drummer Pavel Plánka.

Photographer: Blanka Křikavová





   


Výprava 2014 - Znojmo, skála

The Journey 2014 - Znojmo, Bear's gig for friends on the rock

Znojmo traditionally belongs to the main pillars of the whole tour. This year, besides the classical concert, gong therapies and the below mentioned workshop, Znojmo hosted a unique gig for friends who have helped us in Znojmo for the whole time and the event was set up on a magnificent place on the rock above the town.

Photographer: Pavlína Prokůpková




   


Workshop A. Begay

The Journey 2014 - Workshop of Andrew Begay - making of the navajo flute

Thanks to the special guest of this year's tour, Andrew Begay, the workshop attendants had the oportunity to make their own navajo flute. Andrew was not only teaching the students how to play the flute, he was also telling stories from his own tribe which are associated to both to the flutes and the tribe on its own.

Photographer: Pavlína Prokůpková




   


Výprava 2014 - Kladruby

The Journey 2014 - Kladruby monastery

The Journey can not miss out the Kladruby monastery.

Photographer: Jiří Heller






   


Výprava 2014 - Křtiny

The Journey 2014 - Křtiny church

According to what Ondrej said about this gig it was the peak of this year's performing. The cocnert in the cathedral of Křtiny has been carried out within the already international festival "Didgeridoo v jeskyni"

Photographer: Jiří Heller




   


Vyprava 2014 - Potni chyse

The Journey 2014 - Andrew Begay's sweatlodge, Pacov

At this year's tour, besides many workshops and gong massages, thanks to our special guest Andrew Begay you could also join an antient (american-indian) Navaho ceremony called Sweatlodge. The perfect basecamp for this event was ensured by our beloved Jana Hrušková in Pacov. The participants didn't only sweat, but they also built the whole lodge on their own. From the responses we can say it was an unforgettable weekend.

Photographer: Blanka Křikavová




   


Výprava 2014 - Lomeček 2

The Journey 2014 - Lomeček

And Lomeček again :)

Photographer: Zdeněk Zrůst






   


Promo foto Výprava 2014

The Journey 2014 - PROMO FOTO

Where else to take better tour pictures but at Lomeček. And who else should have taken them but the only Zdeněk Zrůst. Thank you.

Photographer: Zdeněk Zrůst






   


Křest CD Oneness

The Journey 2014 - release party of the new album ONENESS, Vidov

The release of the common album of Ondrej Smeykal and Bear Love has taken place within the concert at the Vápenice quarry near Vidov. The last photo captures the moment of baptism which is carried out by Andrew Begay's breath in cooperation with the second album's godfather Jaroslav Dušek. 

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Znojmo - hrani pro tehotne

Andrew Begay played for pregnant women in Znojmo

During the longer stop in Znojmo had Andrew Begay, the special host of this year's The Journey tour, the opportunity to play to pregnant women at the family centre Maceška.

Photographer: Dagmar Entlerová





   


Výprava 2014 - Pacov

The initial concert of The JOURNEY tour 2014 at the festival Pacovsky polednik

NThe Sunday part of the festival was devoted to the The Journey ensemble. The visitors could attend the lecture of Andrew Begay, a Navajo indian, and also have a look on his traditional flutes collection with whose he joined this year's tour as a special guest. One more musician enriched the trio for that evening - the percussionist Pavel Plánka.
Photographer: Křikavovi spouses






   


Betlémská kaple 2013

The release party of the new Singing Didgeridoo album, Prague 2013

Further load of photos from the unforgetable, sound filled evening in the Bethlehem chapel.
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Zjevování - Novoměstská radnice 2013

"Revealing" - live didgeridoo / live painting, Novomestska townhall 2013

An initial evening of the new project of Ondrej Smeykal and Patrik Habl called "Revealing". A magical eve filled with music and shapes, colours... a range of mingled universes, new dimensions... Fantasy was given a huge christmas present.
Photographers: Pavel Matoušek, Josef Málek





   


Křest Betlémská kaple

The release party of the new Singing Didgeridoo album, Prague 2013

A sold-out pre-Christmas concert with many special guests thrrough the lens of Jiri Heller's cam
Photographer: Jiří Heller






   


Nahrávání nové desky, studio Faust 2013

Recording of the fourth solo album in the Prague's studio Faust

Images from the recording of the new solo album of Ondrej Smeykal in the Faust studios in Prague. The album comes out in December 2013. 
Photographer: Zdeněk Zrůst






   


Jičín 2013

Didgeridoo Solo - Summer tour 2013, JIČÍN

Three amazing pictures from a place beautiful by its impefection. Waldstejn's lodge, live cultural spot in city of Jičín.
Photographer: Martin Vosáhlo






   


Výprava 2013 - Pacov

Vyprava 2013 - Pacov, September 2013

Photos from the rehearsals in Pacov castle's baroque chappel - a space with a unique accoustics and genius loci.
Photographer: Zdeněk Zrůst






   


Výprava 2013 - Bohumín

Vyprava 2013 - Bohumin, September 2013

Vyprava is not only an audio performance, as you can see from the photos taken during the concert in Bohumin's church, it is also a visual performance.
Photographer: Petr Piechowicz



  

   


Výprava 2013 - Lomeček

Vyprava 2013 - Lomecek, September 2013

Lomecek, a unique place in the western Bohemia where you are able to play "on the water". An evening gig took place within the first year of a land art festival "reMIND". 
Photographer: Zdeněk Zrůst



  

   


Výprava 2013 - Kladruby

Vyprava 2013 - Kladruby monastery, September 2013

The atmosphere captured before the concert in the Kladruby monastery which was also designed by such architects as Jan Blazej Santini or Kilian Ignac Dientzenhofer.
Photographer: Jiří Heller



  

   


Pacovský Poledník 2013

Vyprava 2013 - Pacovsky Polednik, August 2013

Ondrej Smeykal and Bear Love during the gig in a baroque chappel in Pacov.
Photographer: Jindřich Čermák




   

 



Gongova terapie Pacov 2013

Giant gong therapy, Pacov 2013

First photos from the Vyprava 2013 tour and its indivisible part - a therapy by giant golden gong by Bear Love
Photographer: Dan Čada



  

 

  



Workshop Lomecek 2013

Workshop LOMEČEK, August 2013

This workshop in Lomecek near Mrakov was devoted to all those players who wanted to develop their rhythm feeling. Drummer Pavel Planka was also lecturing. The two teachers performed a common concert on Saturday night, accompanied by VJ Ondrej Sevcik. 
Photograpeher: Zdeněk Zrůst





  



Poslechovka_Final_2013

Pre-listening party in Final club, July 2013

A few friends and fans had the chance to hear the freshly finished album Black & Red in the art music club Final in Prague.
Photographer: Edita Hornová





  



Faust_July_2013

Black & Red album final mixing, July 2013

Photos from the studio Faust Records in Prague, Czech republic
Photographer: Edita Hornová





  



Hartmanice_2013

Didgeridoo Solo - Summer tour 2013 - HARTMANICE

Photos takes in the synagogue in Hartmanice during one of the concerts of the Summer tour 2013
Photographer: Blanka Křikavová





  



Workshop KOKOŘÍNSKO 2013

Workshop at KOKOŘÍN, April 2013

Photos from the weekend workshop for beginners in Osinalice.
Photographer: Jiří Heller





  


CRYSTAL Didgeridoo - PROMO FOTO

CRYSTAL Didgeridoo - PROMO PHOTO

Promopictures of the project CRYSTAL Didgeridoo
Photographer: Aleš Otýpka







DUO Smeykal Planka, Lomeček, Anděl 2012


DUO Ondřej Smeykal / Pavel Plánka

Photos from a gig in Lomeček, CZE, August 2012
Photos from a gig in café Anděl, Pilsen, CZE, 2012









Ondřej Smeykal

Ondřej Smeykal - Didgeridoo Solo - USA, 2009

USA tour photos, 2009
Photographer: William Thoren







 

Ondrej a Bear na Vyšehradě 2012

Bear Love and Ondřej Smeykal 2012

Common concert in the Gorlice hall at Vyšehradě, autumn 2012
Photographer: Jan William Drnek







Workshop, Oregon, USA, 2011

Workshop - Oregon, USA, 2011

Photos from the workshop in Oregonu at Chad Butler.
Photographer: William Thoren