Wobbly World is a group of internationally recognized musicians in a powerful and unique collaboration.
Wobbly World’s music is an ethno-layering of melodic, rhythmic and poetic ideas from eleven very different musical traditions that fit powerfully into a brilliant new sound. The message is simple yet deep.
Founded, masterminded, written and co/produced by guitarist
Freddy Clarke, Wobbly World’s first album combines the sounds of: Bulgaria, Viet Nam, Morocco, Cuba, Venezuela, Iran, Pakistan, Syria, Denmark and the US – for a bold, brave, joy filled celebration of international musical synergy.
Wobbly World’s music is a refreshing mash-up where each player brings a contrasting musical tradition, yet the music flows and soars with a deep sense of cohesion.
We all know that our environment is tenuous, international politics are fragile; it's a Wobbly World out there. But these musicians have made something strong, dynamic and beautiful in response.
Who is Wobbly World?
The resumes of Wobbly World’s musician reads like an international who’s who, including individual collaborations with Pharoah Saunders, Carlos Santana, The Ali Brothers, Booker T, Patti Austin, Pointer Sisters, Stanley Clarke, Turtle Island String Quartet.
When Wobbly World plays it is almost as if the musicians are asking, "If we can bring our music’s together so beautifully, what else could people from all over the world, create together?
Although the music timing and syncopation, the band approaches its live performances in an unrehearsed, spontaneous manner. In concert Wobbly World is full of impromptu musical groove explorations. Their ideas and themes are modern, whimsically individual and yet they directly explore the big issues of the environment, personal freedoms and the struggle against bigotry.
The Eastern and Western scales have rarely sounded so natural together. The band is committed to being the embodiment of the world in successful collaboration.
What is Wobbly World’s message?
The unity of music speaks to the unity of life. The freedom to enjoy music without borders leads us to enjoy people without borders. Freddy Clarke calls it Extra Century Perception. It is the energy that spins Wobbly World.
What is Wobbly World’s vision?
Music is brilliant in it’s ability to convey ideas. We feel patriotic when we hear our national anthems, we feel nostalgic when we hear an old favorite tune from our youth. Why not feel connected as one world when we hear music from all over the planet, played at once, in one song?
Like children, we drop our inhibitions when we play. When we play we trust enough to share. When we share ideas we open ourselves up and can learn from each other. Sharing provides constant evidence of our value in the world.
We believe that making music together is a direct metaphor for living peacefully together and creating something beautiful in the process.
Our Vision is that everyone on Earth will know and understand this simple truth.
What is Wobbly World’s mission?
Our mission is to play for as many people as we can, and to spread the message of our music in all ways. We want to expand the international music idiom to include Wobbly World’s vision. We want to broadcast the Music and Message online and in all ways viral – Play, Trust, Share, Learn and Create Something Beautiful.
What is Wobbly World’s style?
Our style is spontaneous, joyous, open, fun loving, passionate in our respect for all cultures and all peoples.
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Added by Yoshis on April 13, 2009