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Stephen KentWith beginnings in Uganda, and the seed sown there of a lifetime of interest in global cultures, it is no surprise that Stephen Kent has traveled the world, living at various times in Africa, England, Spain, Australia and, for the last 15 years, The San Francisco Bay Area.  In Australia, in 1981, as Music Director of Circus Oz he first connected with Australian Aboriginal culture and the Didjeridu.

Inspired by the power of the land, and the support the group gave to Aboriginal issues, he learnt circular breathing and wrote music for brass instruments, sounding unmistakably like the Didjeridu. While he has always had great respect for Aboriginal people and their culture Stephen has never tried to imitate traditional styles on the Didjeridu. Instead he has pioneered his own unique style, with the Didj at the center of his many compositions in contemporary music.
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In 1995 Stephen Kent was invited to produce a weekly “Music of the World” radio show on America’s original Listener Sponsored Radio Station, KPFA FM . It’s gone from strength to strength ever since, airing live on Thursdays from 10am-Noon [PST].

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Musical Educator PDF Print E-mail
Stephen Kent has, for many years, been in demand in schools, colleges and institutions, presenting popular assembly programs and lectures – with strong emphasis on participation, on both the Didjeridu, its cultural origins in Aboriginal Australia and making a bridge between ancient indigenous culture and the world today.  Teaching the Didjeridu (both individually and in group classes) is also a part of his work and he gives workshops all over the world. For more information email Stephen here.

 

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In a spin off from his KPFA radio duties Stephen is in demand as MC at public events and concerts, most recently with Baaba Maal at the SF Jazz Festival.

 

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