Welcome to Szavanna_blog

Hey, Salut, Salaaaam, Jambooo, Unjaniii…….You found a jazzy, zenny sort of thing ;) I am a Hungarian South African ( which is basically like  a Marsian ) – and these are glimpses of my explorations :)

Thanks for visiting – come back soon to check for some fun musical, zenny and jazzy posts.

Szavanna

Commune (2005) [full length]

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Ravi Shankar, Alla Rakha – Tabla Solo in Jhaptal

Ravi Shankar and Alla Rakha

Ravi Shankar and Alla Rakha

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Tinariwen – “Tassili” desert sessions – full version

Tinariwen is a band of Tuareg musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali. The band was formed in 1979 in Tamanrasset, Algeria, but returned to Mali after a cease-fire in the 1990s.

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FELA! Musical (off Broadway)

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A video about Gilberto Gil

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1 Giant Leap: What About Me? (2008) ( complete film )

Through music and film, “1 Giant Leap” explores the universal complexities of human nature. Jamie Catto (Faithless co-founder) and Duncan Bridgeman set out on their journey recording musical jewels and words of wisdom with the cream of the world’s thinkers, writers and entertainers along the way. The duo traveled to the farthest corners of the planet, to ensure immense cultural diversity in this time capsule of humanity at its most inspirational.

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Sipho Gumede “Down South”

MM sounds of home …. SA jazzy tunes have become home after so many years of staying in South Africa – feeling lucky to be able to listen to such amazing, jivey and vibey sounds everyday ;)

Sipho Gumede

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How to Meditate by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

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Mipham – What About Me

Mipham

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What about me?
by Sakyong Mipham

What about me?
That’s my first thought every morning.
What happened to me?
It’s the last thought every night.
Has this gotten me anywhere?
Any more friends? Any more love?
It should. It should have, by now.
In fact, by now I should be a bundle of joy.
Because I say this mantra every day.

What about me? What about me? What about..

In fact, it’s embarassing
I say this mantra all day long.
Like the beating of my heart: What about me?

What about me? What about me? What about..

When I take a shower, I think: “what about me?”
I hope this shower makes me feel happy.
I hope this kiss makes me feel happy.
I hope this lunch makes me happy.
I hope these clothes make me feel happy.
I hope this donut, this cup of coffee,
This new affair, this new job….

What about me? What about me?
What about me? What about me?
What about me?

This new spiritual practice,
This new movie, this new CD
Oh, this new CD will make me happy…

What about me? That’s my first thought every morning.
What about me?
What happens to me? It’s my last thought every night.
Has this gotten me any more love? Any more joy?

This new city. This new country.
This new planet. This new universe makes me happy.

You know what? None of it will make you happy
Unless you do one simple thing:
Change “me” for “you.”
Change “me” for “you.”

Just wake up in the morning, and try something wild.
Just wake up, and not “me.”
Instead, say “you, be happy.”
May you be happy.
May you be happy.

What about you?
That’s my first thought every morning.
What happens to you? It’s my last thought every night.
It has given me so much more love. So much more joy.

When I give you a big fat kiss, take a shower,
Make my bed, when I dance,
May make you happy.
When I give you the remote control
May make you happy.
When I sit on a park bench by myself,
When I feel the sun, the breeze,
May make you happy.
When I just look at you, and stare at your eyes.
May make you happy.

And you know what?
When you’re happy, I’m happy.
That’s the formula:
First you, then me.
That’s all happiness is.
It’s just the heart being free.

Enlightening Ride On Subway

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Random Quote

Let this be the key for you, that love has to be lived each moment as totally as possible. It is not a question of relationship; it is a question of bringing a certain quality to your being — the quality of friendliness, the quality of compassion towards all that is, the quality of trust for all that is. The man of love is the man of trust, and the man of trust is the man of truth. — Osho

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