The ‘Kindred Souls’ of this new project are the musicians that Adrian has encountered and collaborated with on his travels around the world. Musicians like him who have been drawn to music from spiritual, devotional and medicine traditions and cultures.
These collaborators include Eosh and Ema from the Japanese group Yurai, playing didgeridoo and Chinese erhu; Adriano Machado from Brazil who plays the North African Bendir; Adnan Agha from Syria on saz; neo-shamans Darpan from Australia and Kuauhtli Vasquez from Mexico; young virtuoso handpan player Pavel Sedlacek from the Czech Republic; singers Ayla Schafer and Susie Ro from the UK; Bettina Maureenji from Ibiza; Tao Txana from Turkey; Yoshikuki Yao from Japan; Elina Rodevic and Sigmund Vatvedt from Norway on violin and dilruba; Ravi Freeman playing African Kora; Hiroki Okano on kalimba; Arjun Magee on Indian dholak; Misha Mullov Abbado on double bass; Sam Lee on shruti box; and Nick Barber, Nils Noa and Maneesh de Moor on keyboards and programming; plus a unique duet between a Nightingale and shakuhachi flute.
The Kindred Souls project is a celebration of music as the universal language of the heart, transcending time and space and cultural boundaries. The musician’s quest for expression within healing and sacred music traditions, finding the balance between respecting tradition whilst allowing innovation to flow.