Rick de Yampert
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In the beginning was the noise . . .

 (aka Rick de Yampert)
is a sitar, Moyo drum and Native American flute player residing in the Daytona Beach, Florida, area. He performs Asian chill, world fusion, trance, raga, Buddha lounge, Beatles and down-tempo chill-out music, and also some funky fusion and up-tempo, tribal dance soundscapes.

Upcoming Performances:

The Hub - New Smyrna Beach
August 11, 2017


Event details below

CD -- Hear tracks on the
Music/Sitarick page

See Bio page for information on Sitarick's lectures on sacred music

See Contact page to book Sitarick


So say the Hindus, whose ancient, sacred cosmology proclaims that sound begat the gods and goddesses, not vice-versa.

The Nada Brahma -- the first sound, the eternal vibration . . . "Sound is God."

Ever since the Big Bang, the Universe has been making noise, making music.

When we humans came onto the scene a few cosmic seconds ago, we sensed the Nada Brahma coursing through stone, water, air, earth, fire, forest, mountain, sky, moon, sun, stars . . . in the rhythm of rain, the crack of lightning, the rumble of thunder, the sigh of the wind.

And our ancestors also noticed something curious, strange, exhilarating and joyous within the rhythms of our heart beats and our breath: We also felt the Nada Brahma vibrating through blood and bone . . . our blood, our bone.

The Nada Brahma is us!

And so humankind joined the band, too. We began to summon the Nada Brahma, to conjure and shape it -- not only its sound vibrations, tuned to a natural E, but also its visual vibrations, from ultra violet to infra red . . . its psychic vibrations, thought waves fluttering to the edge of the universe . . . its spirit vibrations, the heart beats of the Goddess and Gods synchronizing with our human souls, calling us to dance with them.

From the first hollowed log drums and those shaman-artist cave drawings, to the first bards and minstrels, to the cricket-like drone of the first ancient sitar, to Shakes and Yeats, to Camus climbing mountains beside Sisyphus and the Beatles wondering if "Tomorrow Never Knows" . . .   

We humans felt compelled to bend, shape, emulate and re-create the Nada Brahma.

We had to make some noise.

Here are the noises of one traveler upon this strange and beautiful world.



New video -- Sitarick performs the Beatles:

(Click on title above to play video. Find this audio track on Sitarick's CD
"Shiva, Dancing Westward")


Upcoming Performances

***  An Evening of East-West Fusion with Rick de Yampert on sitar and Native American flutes and Danny Sorenson on handpan.


6-8 p.m. Friday August 11 at the Hub on Canal, 132 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Admission is a requested $5 donation, free for Hub members. Information: The Hub at 386-957-3924 or Rick at 386-334-2752.

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