Samuel J & The Young Elders

Deep Heart Folk


Samuel J, is an innovative singer song writer, producer, conservationist and youth worker.

His hard hitting performances and conservation work have taken him to share his music around the globe.

Some of his career highlights include, being asked from personal invitation to perform for his holiness the Dalai Lama, Amma (The Hugging Saint), becoming an official crew member of SeaShepherd, singing at the Olympic games and touring with the likes of Ben Harper, Michael Franti, Jack Johnson, Donovan Frankenreiter, Zero 7, Alice Russell, Jurassic 5 and an array of the leading musicians in Brazil.......

As a result of his own fundraising, dedication, and volunteer efforts, his career has been supported by some of the world's greatest conservation platforms, including The Dalai Lama, Ocean Care, Greenpeace, and Sea Shepard.

Young Elders

Since seeing a lot of child exploitation during his travels as a teen, Samuel has been inspired to go and use music as a tool to empower the youth.

He built a school in the Brazilian Favela, Rocinha, by creating funds through an award winning album project, ‘Brasil Live Project, featuring many of Brazil's greatest artists.

In recent years Samuel has been visiting schools around the globe with his Youth Warrior Empowerment programs, in various tour locations.

Each time inviting local children to take to the stage and share their gifts and their voice.

This year this work will continue at the Bali Spirit Festival where Samuel will be bringing a group of amazing local children from Bali for a very special music presentation at both the Main Stage and Coco Love Stage.

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