John de Kadt is an acclaimed percussionist, poet, and storyteller who plays percussion instruments from across the globe and has a passion for poetry, song, rap, and story. He plays with kirtan artists worldwide and is a founding member of the renowned devotional group The Hanumen. John released a poetry and drumming CD, This Rhythm Is Not Mine,and two instrumental CDs for yoga and healing, Eight and One River, as well as two albums by The Hanumen. His new album, Speak, features world rap-music. John has performed with Glen Velez, Robert Bly, Baba Olatunji, Coleman Barks, David Darling, and many others.