BEYONDMUSIC
David Stauffacher

ABOUT ME

Hola!
******Due to the current situation in the world I have a lot of time to record any tracks you like, so please feel free to send me any song you have and I can record some percussions for you. *******
I'm a percussion player.
I studied in Cuba, Brazil and West Africa. I'm open to any style of music.

I'm playing Congas, Timbales, Bongos, Batàs, Cajon, Pandeiro, Djembée, and many small percussion instruments. Sometimes also some Drums and Piano.
I never cared about boundaries, I always played and listened to different styles. So I found myself in different projects playing Flamenco, Salsa, Pop, Musical, Jazz, Funk, Brasil, Rock, Hip Hop or even some classical adventures.
  • Achievement
  • Adventure
  • Authenticity
  • Creativity
  • Fairness
  • Faith
  • Friendships
  • Fun
  • Growth
  • Learning
  • Listening
  • Love
  • Optimism
  • Peace
  • Pleasure
  • Recognition
  • Respect
  • Risk-taking
  • Self-respect
  • Teamwork
  • Vision
  • Well-being

BAND / ENSEMBLE

LARIBA
www.lariba.ch

Cultural background

  • Switzerland

PROJECT MUSIC

3:29
La Mer
This song tries to capture the essence of our planet in all its splendor, its mystery, immense and beautiful like the sea.
MORE LESS
0 votes
  • African
  • Brazilian
  • Improvisational
  • Instrumental
  • Traditional / Folk
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Singer
  • Accordion
  • Grand piano
  • Bass guitar
  • Classical guitar
  • Conga
  • Percussion
  • Shekere
  • Triangle
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Congo
  • Cuba
  • France
3:45
Más acá
This song talks about the communion of Latin American rhythms with African music, and the strong influence that Africa has had on our music. Latin America, as a diverse continent without borders, is one, and in it, the roots of ancestral African cultures flourish. The music, as usual, acts as an integrating element between cultures, telling us we share a common history that embrace us, the history of mankind.
MORE LESS
0 votes
  • African
  • Instrumental
  • Jazz
  • Latino
  • World
  • Scat
  • Singer
  • Accordion
  • Piano
  • Bass guitar
  • Guitar
  • Cajon
  • Conga
  • Djembe
  • Percussion
  • Rainstick
  • Shekere
  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • Melodica
  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Cameroon
  • Peru
  • Venezuela
3:54
World Is Learning
Thinking in this current moment that we are all going through, and of reflection, inspire me to compose "World is Listening". Since our nature manifested itself as never before in history, and understanding that as human beings we must reflect on the care of our planet. Believing in these two amazing musicians as Andreas Bernitt and David Stauffacher who gives a fresh air to this music, with no lyrics, with this universal language, being able to realize that we must be united, as we always should have been, and our ultimate function in the world is to forgive it. And in that forgiveness manifest to and with the world that the "World Is Learning" with us, with them, as a unique whole. German Herlein.-
MORE LESS
0 votes
  • World
  • Guitar
  • Violin
  • Percussion
  • Udu
  • Chile
  • Denmark
  • Switzerland
3:31
Higher Vibrations
The song is titled "Higher Vibrations", it seeks to explore how we all can reconnect to the vibrations of mother earth. Realizing all that happening in the world in recent times, it is more and more obvious that humanity is not in harmony with itself and therefore not in harmony with our mother-ship (Earth). We seek to encourage the world to embrace the vibrations of mother earth, because we are in harmony with the earth; when we are in harmony with all races, sexes, peoples and are ethical towards how we use and respect nature. By eliminating racism, practices that lead to global warming, capitalism (learning to be content and not overly exploitative), strife, hatred and the likes. By promoting cultures of love, sharing, uplifting each other, planting trees, recycling waste amongst other things, we are promoting harmony with and around our planet, which is the vibration of the planet. Higher Vibrations is the sound of elevation, retuning ourselves to be in the energy and the spirit of our planet, so we can be in harmony with the Universe. The Team: composition (Stiques, Mathias), vocal performance & songwriting (Stiques), vocal performance & songwriting (Enji) bass guitar (Laughter), lead guitar (Jad), guitar solo (sergey) drumset (Samuel), piano (Stiques), background vocals (Sanne), arrangement (Stiques & Mathias), editing and mixing (Stiques & Mathias).
MORE LESS
0 votes
  • African
  • Psychedelia
  • Rock
  • Background vocals
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Grand piano
  • Bass guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Conga
  • Djembe
  • Drum set
  • Maraca
  • Percussion
  • Rainstick
  • Mongolia
  • Nigeria
4:18
Breathing
Conscious breathing is one of the main practices in meditation and praying. It’s the time to feel the life in his deepest realm and the connection within the inside and the outside world. It’s the time to train the beat of our heart in harmony with the rhythm of the Universe and draw the energy. It’s the time to feel that we’re fundamentally one and realize the beauty of life.
MORE LESS
0 votes
  • Alternative
  • World
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Synthesizer
  • Bass guitar
  • Guitar
  • Conga
  • Maraca
  • Triangle
  • Udu
  • Harmonica
  • Cameroon
  • France
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Switzerland
  • United States of America
3:48
Tumpana
Tumpana is a simple picture of how beautiful life could be when humans and nature live together in harmony.
MORE LESS
0 votes
  • African
  • Blues
  • World
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Classical guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Cajon
  • Chimes
  • Conga
  • Percussion
  • France
  • Ghana
  • Italy
  • Switzerland
3:23
Mokili (Earth)
Mokili means Earth in Lingala (Congolese Language). In this Acapella track which blends African vocals, latin percussions, European classical influences and ethnic rap, Mankind's voices address Mother Earth in a mea culpa that transcends cultures and geographies. „Mokili“ is based on an afro - cuban Rhythm called „Abacua“. There is a conversation of three different tuned congas in this rhythm. On top of that there is some improvisation of another one. David added more percussion, to make it sound differently and to take it away from the tradition, using a low tuned Djembe, an ceramic Udo drum and a Arabian drum called Daf. These instruments create a unique world of sound, just using acoustic instruments from all over the world.
MORE LESS
0 votes
  • African
  • Hip Hop / Rap
  • Latino
  • Vocal
  • World
  • A capella
  • Background vocals
  • Chanting
  • Choir
  • Rapping
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Vocal ensemble
  • Whistling / Humming
  • Conga
  • Djembe
  • Udu
  • Belgium
  • Congo
  • Cuba
  • Switzerland
  • Uganda
4:13
Mbula (Rain)[percussion version]
This piece talks about the importance of rain and the effects of human-induced climate change in the world.
MORE LESS
0 votes
  • African
  • Traditional / Folk
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Singer
  • Bell
  • Cajon
  • Caxixi
  • Djembe
  • Dun Dun / Dundun
  • Udu
  • Congo
  • Gambia
  • United States of America
3:17
Shabad Guru
Shabad guru - the sacred word takes us from darkness to light . Sacred Word is a theme which presents itself in many different cultures and religions . "Shabad Guru" has its origins with mystic philosopher Guru Nanak in Punjab. He was an accomplished musician and who is now revered across the world. His use of music to connect people with their spiritual cores and understand the oneness of life is an eternal message which finds relevance in our times as well. This song is registered in what is regarded as the greatest treasure of music from the 11th to the 17 th century India the Guru Granth Sahib . The book itself is considered to be a living master. Its message is formless,timeless and accessible to all people from all walks of life . With our collaboration we are looking at the song in a fresh prespective. We are taking it out from its Indian classical domains to a new World - folk sound . Nanak was famous for his long journeys with his musical companion Mardana . He has always enjoyed the wandering travelling nature of his songs . With Shabad Guru we travel from Punjab(India and Pakistan) to Armenia to Europe in search for harmony .
MORE LESS
0 votes
  • Indian
  • Traditional / Folk
  • World
  • Chanting
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Double bass
  • Percussion
  • Duduk
  • Armenia
  • Belgium
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Switzerland
3:38
Meadow
Meadow, Is a love letter to nature from humanity; The song expresses how we enjoy the benefits of nature, but also our regrets as our actions turn to endanger nature. The song is dedicated to all the animals and nature that have gone extinct because of human action. The song expresses our need and appreciation for biodiversity and says its time for us to look at the universe as a meadow for all biodiversity
MORE LESS
0 votes
  • Alternative
  • Easy Listening
  • Reggae / Carribean
  • World
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Piano
  • Bass guitar
  • Guitar
  • Percussion
  • Argentina
  • Cameroon
  • Israel
  • Switzerland
4:09
Satpurush (The True Spirit)
In our quest to make the best of life mankind is lost in finding meaning and balance with the universe, and because of that we are hurting ourselves and our environment. Just like a leaf from a tree, we are drifting, not knowing what to do, where to go or what the future holds. Inspired by Hindi folk sourced from : Pati Raam Maravi ,Pradhan priest of Gond tribe in the Garakamatta Village , Dindori district , Madhya Pradesh , India
MORE LESS
0 votes
  • World
  • Bass
  • Singer
  • Electric guitar
  • Qyl-Qobyz / Qobyz
  • Ukulele
  • Percussion
  • Belgium
  • Cameroon
  • India
  • Kazakhstan
  • Netherlands
  • Switzerland
4:12
Gaia Gaia
In Combining Afrobeat, Brazilian Samba rhythms and Ghanaian Highlife singing in Twi English and Portuguese, this tune explores cultural identities of places that the musicians are not all from but in many ways share similar environmental problems. ‘Gaia Gaia ‘is a realization of our situation as a society at this very moment, it is inspired by events in Brazil’s Amazon and Ghana’s Atewa as two of the rainforest areas where government policies are pushing the environment to harm and disaster. In Ghana, the government plans with Chinese companies to mine Bauxite in the last remaining rainforests where the source of water to millions of people starts. Culturally, this project explores the idea that cultural traits can as well be propagated by people who are not necessarily from a given culture; that the beauty and preservation of culture also depend on how far society would indulge and share in another’s culture. David Stauffacher and Conny Schneider, therefore, turned out to be the perfect collaborators. David (Swiss) spent time in Brazil assimilating the varied Rhythms performed all Brazilian percussions on the song with pinpoint Brazilian feel. Conny Schneider is German but lives in Africa for 5 years and with her trumpet and Saxophone provided an Afrobeat brass section precisely. The Ghanaian counterparts Checheku made sound design, acoustic Guitar, Bass and All vocals while Knii provided recording and post-production on the song.
MORE LESS
0 votes
  • African
  • Brazilian
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Singer
  • Caxixi
  • Cuíca
  • Drum set
  • Kpanlogo
  • Percussion
  • Saxhorn
  • Trumpet
  • Brazil
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Switzerland
5:56
Camino del Corazón
Much of our decisions, however thoughtful they may be, end up being more honest and balanced when generated in the heart. Still, many decisions turn out to be too much analyzed by the mind and mirrored in external objects, and it is here that we often commit the greatest crimes against ourselves and everything around us. This is the time to make vital decisions for the conservation of our Planet, and consequently all of the species that inhabit it. It is necessary to heal the mind, silencing it and spending more time with the heart, with its intimate beats, with the silences and inner noises too. Precisely in its depths, we will always find an answer that will never jeopardize Life, in all its contexts. After my travel to Peru to meet Mother Forest Amazon, my thoughts became also in Spanish for the "Camino del Corazón" our "Caminho do Coração" in Portuguese, after all, sister Cultures with the same blood, same language, and the strongest vibration that I brought with me to Portugal believes that we all can find this "Path of the Heart" sooner rather than later. Mariana Baraj, John Lumpkin and David Stauffacher, all accept the invitation to travel this path, passing between where I am Portugal, Argentina, USA and Switzerland, contributing with all their hearts!
MORE LESS
0 votes
  • Fusion
  • Latino
  • Ritual
  • Traditional / Folk
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Chanting
  • Choir
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Soprano
  • Vocal percussion
  • Whistling / Humming
  • Synthesizer
  • Bass guitar
  • Caxixi
  • Conga
  • Cymbals
  • Drum set
  • Shekere
  • Triangle
  • Udu
  • Sampler
  • Argentina
  • Portugal
  • Switzerland
  • United States of America
No submissions for Beyond Music Project Volume 1.