Nelson Neves was born in Beira, Mozambique from the Cena tribe.
Nelson started off his music career in 2000 while working as a performing artist in a singing & dancing company of “Casa de Cultura” of Beira. He is the founder of the well-known band in Mozambique called Djaaka. He toured in various countries in Europe & Africa. This led him and the band to record their first album “Mbole Mbole Nha Ngona”. In 2004, Nelson moved to the United Kingdom and delivered numerous workshops in schools, community centres, and detention houses. He then gave support to Massukos for their tour in 2008 with the dancing and choreography on different stages such Womad Festival, Africa Oye and Glastonbury Festival as well as in other local venues.
Kat Drake is the co – director of Kanga Music, a London-based musician.
Her beautiful, ethereal voice echoes in the songs she writes. Her strong sense of purpose and passion runs through her songs and a deep intimacy in her delivery draws people in when she performs” (Sarah Hosney, photographer).
Classically trained, with a Masters in Music Leadership from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, her craft has taken her to places like Cuba, where she collaborated with local musicians, and Argentina singing with a samba band (Deixa Pra La). Subsequently she set up a celtic/latin cross-over collective in London (Buenos Londres). She has fronted many bands and been part of many collaborations which has led to varied performances, such as the Woodburner folk night in London, and at festivals like the Sunrise Celebration, Glastonbury, Wilderness and Secret Garden Party, as well as performing at diplomatic events for the World Wide Fund for Nature, the Schumacher Conference, BBC Radio Bristol and Interfaith events at St Ethelburga’s in Liverpool Street. Kat has been working closely with Kanga Yoga to bring music and yoga together. In 2016, she realised her song “Believe” with Kanga, as a charity single to launch the Pedal For Purpose in Africa. Previously her recording career includes singing the title track for a feature length film (The Silent Storm, Eon Productions), a jazz album produced by Richard Hewson of the Rah Band and a devotional album that has sold hundreds of copies all over the world through the Baha’i faith network (Lighted Candle). She is passionate about music as a tool to inspire positive change and bring people together. She is in the process of writing songs for an album of songs inspired by her deep connection with the natural world. “…Kat’s music is rooted in traditional English folk music and her vocal style is reminiscent of Eva Cassidy with a hint of Joni Mitchell but we believe she has a style all her own.” (The Icarus Club)
Michelle Cade is the co- founder and producer of Kanga Soundscape, a London based electronic music producer, DJ, vocalist, certified Ayurvedic Massge therapist.
She trained in Bali with the Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Institute and in London with Dr Anil Alexander founder of Soukia Ayurveda (Healing Sparsh). Michelle believes the environment and small details of a massage treatment make all the difference so she strives to create the ultimate relaxing experience using aromatherapy and carefully chosen sounds & music. Michelle is fascinated with sound therapy and healing frequencies and is studying further so she can incorporate this into her massage treatments. Michelle’s love for music and dance began very early growing up in her home of South Africa. Michelle is fascinated with different cultures, their traditional musical instruments and rhythms and incorporates these different genres in her music. Tribal roots and the effect of nature have had a powerful impact not only on her music but on the person she is today.
Bhavini has been a classically trained musician since early childhood and naturally this combined with her lifelong immersion in Yoga and Meditation.
With a vast history of performing in prestigious venues all over the world and completing her ABRSM training with a Distinction in Grade 8, Bhavini’s vocals are a representation of her varied and in depth cultural education. She has featured on many international music albums and has recently completed her self-written project in London. Bhavini works for the International Art of Living Foundation, teaching Happiness Programs and Stress Management and Rehabilitation Training in Prisons, for young offenders and sufferers of PTSD, Depression and Anxiety, and this contributes to her deep understanding of breathwork and its impact on our internal systems. She is Co-Director and lead singer of The Yoga Jam, presenting the creative fusion of contemporary beats & rhythms with ancient Sanskrit mantras, yoga and meditation since 2011. The Yoga Jam encourages people to explore their inner world and cultivate a more self-reflective practice; it is a regular event at the annual Om Yoga Show and other yoga festivals including International Yoga Day.
Bringing Hearts together to the sound of the drum. Pure Love Vibes Inner Celebration. Singing, Chanting and Rapping to the sounds of guitar.
Life is alive always there where you are” Bringing Hearts together with the voice and the drum,
Antarma is an extremely talented and versatile artist: guitarist, Djembe Drummer, vocalist, spoken word artist to name a few! His material draws on the Universal and Spiritual and can be felt in the form of positive vibrations that leave you feeling uplifted. He gets invited to share this gift of joy through music thoughout UK, Europe and more recently South East Asia.
Antarma has played sounds at the Royal Albert Hall with Alex Boye opening for Olivia Newton John; The Sanderson Hotel, The British Film Institute, South Bank; at Energize London @ The Chelsea Theatre 02/11/2012; featured Artist At Softly Spoken Word @ The Queens Head in Picadilly Circus.
Antarma also leads regular Mantra Meditation sessions and shares both music and meditations for one on one and group sessions.
Amiee has practiced yoga and meditation since childhood, with a life long connection to the Art of Living Foundation. As a practicing doctor she believes living a holistic life is essential for physical and mental health. Outside of medicine, Amiee therefore incorporates music, spirituality and yoga into her personal daily practice. She has received both western and eastern classical training in voice and has performed at prominent national venues including Royal Festival Hall and the Barbican to name but a few. Amiee is one of the lead singers of The Yoga Jam, presenting the creative fusion of contemporary beats & rhythms with ancient Sanscrit mantras, yoga and meditation since 2011. The Yoga Jam encourages people to explore their inner world and cultivate a more self-reflective practice; it is a regular event at the annual Om Yoga Show and other yoga festivals including International Yoga Day. Amiee is also a singer of the Art of Living Foundation’s London Satsang, and has performed in national tours across the UK.
Nomadic singer-songwriter, lover and friend. Roaman is a storyteller who weaves catchy licks and heartfelt lyrics together into songs of Peace, Love and Hope. His music is a gentle reminder that we are all family and that love is always the answer, a brotherly encouragement to come back to ourselves, fall in Love with who we are and remember how to live in harmony with each other and Nature.