Wa's the Way
This is real music; of life, hope and optimism. There is also a magic here that's both timeless and rare touching every track. The four tracks are a unique composite of life experience and youth, and therin lies the beauty and power but there is also something else present; timeless,intangible, rare to attain and precious,the gift of universal art. The mystery is here, illusive yet real as Buddy Holly, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, June Carter and so many others who shared the gift to transform a few simple notes and chord patterns into music that grabs the depths of ones soul that is both timeless and human. 'One dream, One life, One world to save' - Holdin Hands A very skillful blend of 12 and 6 string guitar playing with superb electric leads (guitarists will love this!) combine with 15 year old Georgia's awesomely mature and haunting vocals in these four tracks. JUST US is a family group that reaches across generations to combine a simple message with their music: The hope for a better world for all living things based on mutual respect and tolerance. FAMILY OF MAN: Optimism for the whole global human community to accord tolerance and respect toward each other and toward all living things. Respect for the gift of life. The songs offer a solution adapting the basic ancient asian philosophy of 'WA': WA is Peace, Harmony and Unity in the group circle of life which we all share with every living thing in the universe. Wa is the humble respect and protection of all universal life. The message in the song 'Holdin Hands' aims a direct historical global indictment towards men who have mixed religion and politics 'men have sealed their faith, hiding truth with fear, and the 'prophet's' say!' and cuts across all organized philosphies of thought. In the song 'WA's The Way' a basic human self-analysis of world relations from a universal perspective, 'seen from above we are all the same' puts all men on an equal level of responsibility toward mutual respect and control of their future. The message of ' thankyou for helping me through' aimed at all peoples in 'All I can Do', and the sad cold desperation of an enslaved daily life in 'Zhou Xiao Bay' survived only by hope, form universal themes with no boundaries. Throughout all the tracks, the very special six string 'WA' or peace guitar commemorating the George Nakashima International Peace Foundation was played. The guitar commemorates master woodworker George Nakashima and is a symbol for the dream of achieving a higher global consciousness of divine love and peace. The group is composed of Whiting sisters, Georgia and Livia with their father, Christopher. Arthur Hnatek completes the group. All live in Geneve, Switzerland. Georgia, the youngest, attends the Conservatory of Music in Geneve, studying jazz vocal. Livia, is an accomplished saxophonist and bassist. Athur Hnatek has won both the Swiss national and European drum championships, specializing in jazz. Lastly, Christopher Allen Whiting, originally from San Francisco, brings his unique guitar style formed in the music renaissance period of the 60's 'San Francisco sound'. The spirit of the old ' Fillmore' on Geary Blvd. Can be clearly heard. Simple? Yes. Naive? Perhaps, but then every long journey must start with a first positive step.