d-i-y music: trees, almonds and other found instruments + ‘the beat goes on’

(Video link here.) Dig this video made by composer Diego Stocco in conjunction with Burt’s Bees. Stocco creates a great beat, simply by shaking tree branches, flicking orange peels, banging on coconuts, mashing his hands through cooked rice, and sifting his hands through almonds – all amplified. Even the buzz of bees make an appearance. Just a reminder that you can find (and make) music anywhere.

And the beat goes on….

(Video link here.

The beat goes on, the beat goes on

Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain

La de da de de, la de da de da


(Sonny and Cher’s 1967 Billboard Top 10 Hit)

Top video via Swiss Miss

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