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In a career that spans more than fifty years, Deacon John Moore has endured as one of New Orleans’ most talented and most adaptive performers. A warhorse and model showman, he’s entertained generations of New Orleanians, playing classic rhythm and blues, rock ’n’ roll, blues, jazz and gospel. Blessed with a great voice that was trained in the church, he began singing with his first R&B band in the seventh grade. To learn more:
Yogindra Vandana Dasa ("Yogi") is a New Orleans native and Brahmin priest of Vaisnavism, an ancient branch of the Vedic, or Hindu, tradition. He was initiated by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, the Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). In the early 1970's, Yogi helped found the Radha Radhakantha Temple on Esplanade Avenue in New Orleans as well as the New Talavana Temple and Farm in Carriere, MS. He is currently the president of ISKCON Mississ
New Orleans' Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band (Alvin Young and Gwendolyn Colman) are regarded as one of the guiding voices of kirtan music in America- a genre of spiritual music that originates in the yoga traditions of India, and is being reinvented by a growing number of western artists. Sean, Alvin and Gwendolyn put a New Orleans and American stamp on kirtan by merging ancient mantras with rock, funk, gospel, and world grooves. Their dynamic music has opened peoples' ears and hearts within
Composer and drummer Mayumi Shara is a uniquely cross cultural whirlwind of talent and energy, making her a well established pioneer female jazz drummer in Japan.
James Singleton is an acoustic bassist, composer, and producer with an intimate and extensive affiliation with the New Orleans music scene.
Manbo Sallie Ann Glassman has been practicing Vodou in New Orleans since 1976. She was initiated in Port-au-Prince Haiti in 1995 by Oungans Edgard Jean Louis and Silva Joseph. With her Vodou society, La Source Ancienne, she conducts weekly ceremonies in her Bywater temple, Achade Meadows, as well as numerous public ceremonies throughout the year in various locations in New Orleans. Sallie Ann is the artist for the Enochian Tarot Deck, artist and co-creator of the New Orleans Voodoo Tarot, and au
Chief Falokun Adeniji Hoogvliets is a South American native. Chief spent most of his early childhood in the Caribbean Virgin Islands. Chief was exposed to Ifa even while he was still in his mother womb. It was predicted that Ifa would play a major role in his life.
Chuck Perkins' poetry comes from the heart. Part charisma, part street, part working man's voice, part everyman reaching for the stars, Perkins' voice signifies American history in the making with fresh memories won from the civil rights movement, and hopes still to be fulfilled as America grows into its future.