Craig Kohland is a talented multi-percussionist, performer, DJ, music producer and ecstatic dance facilitator driven by the healing rhythm of the drum and the creative expression of the sacred.
Since 1995, Shaman’s Dream, Craig's multi-faceted music collective, has been at the forefront of the yoga and ecstatic dance music scene and has produced some of the key albums used in the yoga and dance industry. As a producer and the musical director of the “Shaman’s Dream World Groove Ensemble”, Craig along with Micheline Berry, has facilitated hundreds of ecstatic dance/ “live” world music concerts, plus countless live music for yoga classes and ritual retreats. Craig's other projects included being the co-founder of Yogitunes - www.yogitunes.com - an online digital music store that features a huge selection of yoga inspired music from all over the world and Co-Producer of Ecstatic Retreats - www.ecstaticretreat.com
As a percussionist, Craig has performed with Jai Uttal, Krishna Das, Dave Stringer, C.C. White, David Starfire, FreQ Nasty, Dub Kirtan Allstars, Bluetech, Desert Dwellers, Kaminanda, Donna De Lory, Suzanne Sterling, Tina Malia, Jaya Lakshmi, Michael Kang, Chris Berry and many others.
Presently, Craig is DJing and performing for festivals and yoga/ ecstatic dance communities all over the world. Some events include– Earthdance, Wanderlust, Symbiosis, Lightning in a Bottle, Oregon Country Fair, Beloved, Harmony, Hanuman, Tadasana, Mystic, Gaia, Hawaii Spirit Festival, Bhaktifest, Big Bounce, Water Woman, Wakeup Festival, Yoga Journal Conference, Midwest Yoga Conference and Texas Yoga Conferences.
The New Shamans Dream Album called "Prana Pulse", produced by Craig and Bluetech, is due to release in early 2013.