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KAT DRAKE
Co-Director of Kanga Music

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)

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