Join us as we explore the fundamentals of the Didge with one of the world's master players and teachers, Stephen Kent. We will cover circular breathing, basic blowing techniques, animal calls and some cultural history. Your questions will be answered!
Maxium 20 participants. Pre-registration is strongly advised.
Stephen Kent is one of the premier Didgeridoo virtuosos in the contemporary world. Born British he was raised in East Africa and in a career spanning well over 3 decades based at various times in Australia, Spain, the UK and now the San Francisco Bay Area, he has pioneered the modern day use of the ancient Australian Aboriginal instrument. He was introduced to the Didge and to Aboriginal culture in 1981 working as Musical Director of Australia’s Circus Oz which led to a deeper exploration of the traditional origins and culture of the instrument. A catalog of over 20 CD releases spanning 1988 to the present day forms the backbone of his considerable record. Including 7 solo works, and multiple collaborations with group projects Trance Mission, Lights in a Fat City and, most recently, Australian Bebop Ragas & Baraka Moon collaboration across cultural boundaries is at the root of his interest. He has worked with extraordinary musicians & artists around the planet including Airto Moreira (Brazil), Zakir Hussain (India), Habib Koite (Mali), Rahim Al Haj (Iraq), Zap Mama (Belgium,Congo), Chirgilchin (Tuva), Samulnori (Korea), Leonard Eto (Japan), Omar Sosa (Cuba), Paul Horn, Glen Velez, Del Sol Quartet, R.Carlos Nakai (USA), among countless others. He also collaborated with celebrated ethno-botanist Terence McKenna and painter Alex Grey and has played for his holiness The Dalai Lama. Stephen is a renowned teacher and performs all over the world. He also works with radio and has hosted a popular “Music of the World” show on Pacifica Radio’s KPFA for the past 22 years. www.stephenkent.net
Location: Kalani. 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Rd. Pahoa HI, 96778
Admissioin: $30 guests, $25 Kama'aina, $15 Kalani Volunteers.
Reservations: Call Tony at 808-965-0468 ext. 108 or [email protected]. You may also register by calling our Guest Services office at 808-965-7828.