Hanumen at WGDR
Sunday, Jul 14 at 8:00 PM
WGDR 123 Pitkin Road Plainfield, VT 05667
This summer, there is a world music tour that cannot be missed!
Join us for a unique live broadcast event with YOU the live audience in the studio pit at WGDR, Plainfield Vermont radio station.
DOORS OPEN 7:30, please be seated at 7;45 pm
A percussionist, a mystic poet and a multi-instrumentalist create incredible, improvisational sound, skillfully playing traditional eastern instruments with a western sensibility.
The Hanumen transport listeners to unforgettable evening of world music, mystic poetry and mantra chanting; a musical journey to the deepest part of the soul.
The Hanumen create a soulful and ecstatic celebration of Naada Yoga (the yoga of sacred sound and vibration) and Bhakti Yoga (the yoga of love and devotion in complete surrender) with an array of unique instruments from around the globe. They deliver a mesmerizing participatory event of chanting, world rhythm, poignant stories and mystic poetry.
Who are The Hanumen?
Named after Hanuman, a brave monkey featured in South Asian mythology, the Hanumen (pronounced “Ha new men”) are: John de Kadt (johndekadt.com), Benjy Wertheimer (benjymusic.com), Gaura Vani (gauravani.com), and Purusartha Dasa.
Highly trained in the sacred music of India yet rooted in American blues, the Hanumen perform an original mix of song and story and call and response chant in English and Sanskrit. Their sound vibrations fill the senses with joy and encourage?listeners to be the change they wish to see in the world. Join the Mantra Revolution!
The Tour is produced in partnership with The Call and Response Foundation.
The Hanumen are Benjy Wertheimer, John de Kadt 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.
Gaura Vani is a multi-disciplinary artist – fluent in music, film and visual arts. He is most known for his Mantra Music performances (an emerging genre based on ancient Indian mantras or chants). Gaura Vani’s events are unifying and transporting – a mix of participatory rhythm and song, story and d... [More]
John De Kadt
John de Kadt is a percussionist, poet, and storyteller from Western Massachusetts. He has studied and played ethnic hand percussive instruments for 30 years. He’s studied with percussion masters around the world and taught drumming on PBS and NBC. John is a favorite at the Kripalu Center and Y... [More]
An award-winning musician, composer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist equally accomplished on tabla, congas, percussion, esraj, guitar, and keyboards, Benjy Wertheimer has toured and recorded with such artists as Krishna Das, Deva Premal and Miten, Jai Uttal, Walter Becker of Steely Dan, virtuoso ... [More]