Bandallamas / Family Tree by Bill Douglass published on 2012/10/08 00:35:11 +0000 www.bandallamas.com Bandallamas Syllabification: (band-a-llamas) Pronunciation: /bænd/uh/lah-muhs -noun a diverse group of nomadic master artists, of the genus Lama; sometimes seen adorned in vibrant blue-fleece; musical modulations and vocalizations have been known to cause uncontrollable foot movement. Origin: 1300-50; as revealed by the ancient auracle at a gathering of seers, sages and soothsayers - now known as a jam session. Bandallamas is a collaborative ensemble of legendary musicians, who are steeped in global culture. Their music incorporates tribal beats, reggae, blues, jazz, funk, rock, and more; transporting their audience through an all-embracing sound of an irresistible world beat. This eclectic group of artists transcends categorization, while creating their own unique spirit of sound. These musicians are transporters of the vibe - through the legacy of the ages; the essence of musical spirit and origin - music's very roots. These musicians honor the purity of the art of music, preserving its soul in every note. These musicians are Bandallamas. Bandallamas honor their limitless musical soul by inviting guest artists to join their fluid and tenacious evolution; just as music itself has evolved since the first beat reverberated in the core of our long-forgotten ancestors.