Thursday, May 31, 2012

New Zealand's Nambassa Music Festivals...

The Nambassa Music Festivals were,
in the 1970's and 80's a social, cultural and spiritual renaissance.
The largest of their kind in the world.
These were the years of the Free Range Hippies and  their beautiful housetrucks.
Here's just a few.
The festivals, in addition to the popular musical entertainment, featured workshops on holistic health, alternaive medicines, clean and sustainable energy, self sufficiency, unadulterated foods and issues of social conscience.
The festivals held on farms in and around New Zealand's Waihi and Waikino areas.
Those were the days my friends...

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  1. I went to the last Nambassa Festival that was held in Waihi. Yes it was a great time - it was the Top Twinns first public performance... And the first time I saw solar cooking and other solar things happening.
    I wonder why they didn't continue?

    1. They do continue. They have different names now.E;g check out the festival >"Luminate" on the web. You might be surprised what's going on out there.You just got'a get out there and support it!!! things grow and change. check out whats going on NOW. You are the future of such happenings! We are living in changing times.What an oppotunity!Change with them. That was then.This is now. We've been so used to buying our dreams for the last 20 or 30 or more years We forgoten that dream are free. Stick your your thumb out and hitch a ride it's for free and you'l be suprised what you'll find.

  2. Yes, indeed...those were the days!!

  3. No indeed not. These are the dayz. Borring old haz beans ,you'll you are. No wonder the young generation are such alot of dissolutioned computer nerds with role models that live in the past.

    1. Hey annon! Hippies on the land were fit hard workers & never an obese amongst them. Its was predator capitalism that drove the kids into McDonalds and behind monitors, so to better control their lives and focus them into a system enslaved to the banks & mortgages.

      cheers Peter Terry