Songs from the Soul: Kirtan, Mystic Poetry, and World Percussion

Songs from the Soul: Kirtan, Mystic Poetry, and World Percussion with Brenda McMorrow and John de Kadt

Saturday, September 29 • 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Come immerse yourself in this powerful and ecstatic Kirtan experience of song and sound, featuring Brenda’s exquisite voice and folk-inspired guitar and John’s mesmerizing percussion and spoken word. Their music and mystic poetry, along with the sublime steel hang (pronounced “hung”), take us on a stirring, nourishing, and heart-opening journey into the world of sacred sound.


$20 in advance/$25 day of event

John de Kadt is a percussionist, storyteller, and poet. He has studied and played ethnic hand percussive instruments for more than 30 years, studied with percussion masters around the world, and performed on PBS and NBC. John tours internationally and plays at Yoga festivals, retreats, and events across the globe. He has released five CDs and is highly sought after for his unique blending of drums with mystic poetry and the great myths of the world.

Brenda McMorrow, a devotional-chant artist, travels worldwide sharing her deep devotion to the celebration of our true beings through the joyous practice of Kirtan. She has accompanied the Grammy Award–winning cellist David Darling and such Kirtan musicians as Jai Uttal, Wah!, David Newman, and Dave Stringer, and she has been invited to Bhakti Yoga festivals and events across North America and South America, Europe, and Asia as part of her most recent touring schedule. When not on the bhakti road, Brenda calls Toronto, Ontario, home.