John de Kadt



John de Kadt is an acclaimed percussionist, poet, and storyteller. John plays ethnic percussion instruments from across the globe and has a passion for spoken word, whether it’s in poetry, song, rap, or story. He plays with kirtan artists worldwide and is a founding member of the well-known devotional group The Hanumen. Motivated by a love of the earth, community, and wisdom traditions, John’s poetry and story stirs the heart and awakens us towards a remembrance of ourselves and the wildness of the natural world. His sixth album, Speak, came out in 2016.

Come dive into the deeper shadows and shimmering brilliance of your psyche and soul through the wisdom in ancient tales. Follow kings and queens, serpents and fountains, wreaths and hunters, wise horses, princesses and tiny trolls through the trials and magic of being human. Our ancestors have left crumb trails behind them through the darkening forests towards something greater then our small selfs.

In these times more then ever we need the old sacred tales to help us point a way through the challenging terrain of our societies soulless consumption and what I call our “forgotten belonging“. These myths left by our ancestors are neglected treasures to be taken in, digested and assimilated becoming nourishment for our journey. Be carried through the adventurous doors of these stories accompanied by a rich tapestry of drums as time pauses and together we go on a passage of enchantment

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