Pete has lectured at Yale University and performed in several multi media performances at Wesleyan University, where he has been and continues his studies in video and audio production. He has and continues to travel extensively in Australia studying Aboriginal culture and Didgeridoo playing since 1997. He has founded a nonprofit organization in 2004 called Blue Star Productions promoting music, arts and ancient indigenous philosophy.
He is currently running an interactive cultural performance program that caters to the enrichment of student’s exposure to music, artwork, and it’s relation to Native American and Aboriginal cultures. (Didgequest.com)
Founder of Blue Star Health and Wellness
The culmination of the indigenous teachings Pete has received over the years has lead him to the direction of the core message of the elders. We as a species are being asked to "slow down" and to "become closer to the earth", an origin of which we have come from and which we all will return. By slowing down and becoming more "elemental" we better our chances as a species to be allowed the privilege to remain on our beautiful earth mother. Hemp farming was the message received in early 2019 as the direction for Pete and his family to go for slowing down and becoming closer to the earth.
The Cannabis plant is a gift from nature that has been used for thousands of years in shamanic practices. It has been outlawed in our country for 82 years! Just recently we have been granted access to the health and spiritual benefits of this powerful plant medicine. Through the careful cultivation and respect of this plant medicine we are all being given assistance in slowing down and deepening our spiritual and elemental connection to our earth mother.
Pete and his wife Sarah and their two children live on a small hemp farm in Madison CT
Sequoyah Trueblood Born in Stroud, Oklahoma, he has lived an extraordinary life including being a Green Beret in Vietnam where he was part of the Special Forces Operational Detachment “A Team,” and eventually became a Major. He speaks fluent Thai, Korean, and Japanese. In the service he was a code breaker for military intelligence. After a period of healing, transformation and recovery of his spiritual roots, Sequoyah has been of service in embodying the heart doctrine, while living with and learning from aboriginal peoples. He is the father of five and grandfather of nine. As a pipe carrier, Sequoyah conducts healing circles and traditional ceremonies to remind us of “the one Ceremony,” which is life itself, and of the sacredness of all things.
He has helped and worked with people from all cultures, including indigenous tribes in Canada, USA, Russia, Thailand, Bolivia, Columbia, and Guyana. He has conducted ceremony and offered consultation to top business executives from international companies, many celebrities, the faculty of psychology at Harvard, the Dalai Lama, and countless individuals in between. As a pipe carrier, he performs sacred ceremonies and conducts healing and prayer circles for all peoples. He teaches at Southwestern College, offering pipe ceremony to the students in the Consciousness class, and joins with the community in prayer and ritual.
Waka Tangga is a musical and artistic journey to be enjoyed by those who create, listen, feel and see. This movement is intended to bring a sense of calm to the world through artistic expression and creative thinking.
The sights and sounds heard here and in Waka Tangga performances are intended to provoke a positive change within the musicians, the listeners and the watchers. That change can mean many things to different people, so be open to many possibilities, but expect nothing.
Waka Tangga hopes to help aid this natural movement towards a better sense of understanding of the world we live in and within ourselves. It is our hopes to help create a more peaceful and sustainable physical and spiritual environment for our planet and the humans that live with her. We hope you enjoy and perhaps become part of our efforts.
Christopher Cameron, keyboards and synthesizers
Jim Cole, Multi tonal singer
John Boiano, percussion est.
Pete Onofrio, Didgeridoo, flutes, percussion, vocals