John de Kadt, US

Is an acclaimed percussionist, poet, and storyteller. John de Kadt is a founding member of THE HANUMEN and conducts a drumstory workshop at Yoga Mela. Be transported through the adventurous doors of these stories, underscored by a rich tapestry of drums. John plays ethnic percussion instruments from around the globe and has a passion for the spoken word, whether it is in poetry, song, rap, or story. The Hanumen The Hanumen are Benjy Wertheimer, John de Kadt, Vish Sheth and Gaura Vani. These diverse artists present a unique experience of world-music, mystic poetry and mantra chanting – a musical journey to the deepest part of the soul. This acclaimed international world music group is known for their beautiful original arrangements, their musicality and their huge hearts that keep people smiling and dancing and sitting in utter stillness.