Stephen Kent

Multi Instrumentalist and composer Stephen Kent's musical career has taken him across five continents, living at various times in the UK, Spain, East Africa, Australia and the US. His musical scores, composed for theatre, circus and dance companies, have received international acclaim and his work as a performer and recording artist has established him in the world music scene, exploring a broad range of playing styles and musical genres. As a performer on the Australian Aboriginal Didjeridu he has pioneered its use in contemporary music across the globe collaborating with a number of musicians, including Airto Moreira (Brasil), Zakir Hussain (India), Habib Koite (Mali), Omar Sosa (Cuba), Leonard Eto (Japan), Choi Jong Sil (Korea), Steve Roach (USA) and many more. Stephen also hosts Music of the World, a weekly show on Pacifica Radio's KPFA.

Japan Tour with Leonard Eto
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Wednesday May 16
Minami Aoyama MANDALA
open 18:30 start 19:00
Leonard Eto (taiko), Stephen Kent (didjeridu), Riichi Yamauchi (taiko)
adv. 4,500yen (tax incl.) + one drink purchase req. info. Minami Aoyama MANDALA tel. 03-5474-0411
Thursday May 17
Shinjuku PIT-INN
open 19:30 start 20:00
Leonard Eto (taiko), Stephen Kent (didjeridu), Masaki Hayashi (pf.)
adv. 4,000yen (tax incl.) + one drink purchase req.
info. Shinjuku PIT-INN tel. 03-3354-2024
Friday May 18
Daikanyama Haretara Sorani Mamemaite
open 18:30 start 19:00
Leonard Eto (taiko), Stephen Kent (didjeridu)
Kirilola☆ (vo.), Hoppy Kamiyama (pf.)
adv. 4,500yen (tax incl.) + one drink purchase req.
info. Haretara Sorani Mamemaite tel. 03-5456-8880
Monday May 21
open 18:00 start 19:00
Leonard Eto (taiko), Stephen Kent (didjeridu), Steve Eto (per)
adv. 4,500yen (tax incl.) + one drink, one food purchase req.

Back to California!

Friday, June 1, 2018
with The Spin Sisters
Ashkenaz, Berkeley, CA
Saturday June 2, 2018 – 2 PM
Stephen Kent - Solo
Petaluma Regional Library, Petaluma, CA
Saturday June 3, 2018 – 1 PM
The Reel Fish Shop, Sonoma, CA
Saturday June 9, 2018 – 3 PM
Stephen Kent - Solo
Cloverdale Regional Library, Cloverdale, CA
Saturday June 9, 2018 – 8 PM
Stephen Kent - didjeridu, percussion
Wu Wei Tea Temple, Fairfax, CA
By Donation
Sunday June 17, 2018 – 2 PM
Stephen Kent - Solo
Pleasanton Library, Pleasanton, CA
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – 7 PM
Stephen Kent - Solo
Cotati Regional Library, Rohnert Park, CA
Thursday, June 21, 2018 – 5 PM
Trance Mission Duo at the Garden of Memory
Beth Custer - Bb, alto, bass clarinets, percussion, vocal
Stephen Kent - didjeridu, percussion, cello-sintir
Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, CA
Friday, June 22, 2018 – 8 PM
Sound Temple
Jeffrey Alphonsus Mooney - Tibetan Bowls, Vocals, Kalimba, Bass
Stephen Kent - Didjeridu, Percussion, Cuatro, Vocals
(A “Sound Healing” event)
Wu Wei Tea Temple, Fairfax, CA
By Donation
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 – 7 PM
Stephen Kent - Solo
Guerneville Regional Library, Guerneville, CA
Saturday June 30, 2018 – 9:20 PM
Stephen MC’s The Revival Tent stage!
The Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival , Laytonville, CA
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 – 7 PM
Stephen Kent - Solo
Healdsburg Regional Library, Healdsburg, CA
Saturday July 28, 2018 – 2 PM
Stephen Kent - Solo
Northwest Regional Library, Santa Rosa, CA
Monday July 30, 2018 – 7 PM
Stephen Kent - Solo
Central Library, Santa Rosa, CA

I am celebrating the release of my brand new solo CD, The Painted Road – Stories for Solo Didjeridu and Percussion – just as I perform it live, with a minimum of tasteful ambient overdubs. This is the most direct and unfiltered recording I have made since I arrived in The Bay Area 24 years ago and went into the honeycomb caves of La Honda to record Songs From the Burnt Earth. It was a tremendous experience making The Painted Road with co-producer/engineer Alex Stahl, whom I last worked with in recording the first Trance Mission release in 1992/93. This new project delves deep into the subtle explorations and experiences of land and oceanic atmospheres I have been exploring since I was inspired to play the Didjeridu while living in Australia in the early 1980's.

The Painted Road


You may purchase The Painted Road at my concerts, or send $16.50 via PayPal to

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