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The best kept secret in music

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"George Cope"

"We are on to something here, something really good. More people should know about it, DAKINI, that's what we have here, something that is beautiful and motivating. We embrace something they do that makes us very happy.
It softens life's sharp edges and inspires us to extend huge acts of kindness to each other. It sometimes feels like a new emotion not yet realized by the rest of society or something...
DAKINI. It's way more than rock dude, way more...it's great, each day we glide through life smiling ear to ear, one hand behind our backs, face to the warm sunshine, totally confident and hugely satisfied, DAKINI 'by my side', it goes 'on and on', everything seems 'simplified'...DAKINI..."
- Fan Review


"Mike Gibbons"

"I was suppossed to see Dakini (of Pennsylvania) open up at 12:45pm on Saturday, but due to extra-curricular festival activities, I missed the show. But after hanging out with them all weekend, I can tell you that they are the nicest guys ever and you should give them your support."
- Music and Culture Magazine


"Pulse Weekly Review"

"Dakini is a four-piece band that loves blues, rock, jazz, and funk, and aims to keep its listeners 'at a constant state of dance'. And surely a band that has a festival named after them must rock some serious Casbah”
- Magazine Review


"Nikolaos Seitz"

"This four-piece ensemble is one of Central PA.'s best musical acts. These guys create an electrifying atmosphere which is rendered from a raw energy only those who truly love to perform live music can harness... the craftmanship of the music is apparent from one piece to the next."
- Host of Woodward Festival and 'Home Cooking' WQSU 88.9 FM, Selingsgrove PA.


"Tom Moran"

"Most consistent band I have ever seen...One of the best bands I have seen in a while, and I have seen a lot."
- Booking Agent for the River Street Jazz Cafe Wilkes-Barre, PA


Discography

Dakini - The Wheel (1999) Pan Records
Dakini - Mushroom (2000) Pan Records
Dakini - Live at Woodward 2cds (2002) Pan Records
Dakini - 4 unreleased (2002)
Dakini - From Inside (2006) Pan Records

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Bio

Dakini is a four-piece original band from Hegins, Pennsylvania. They create a flowing musical
experience which is truly unlike anything else. With influences from all genres of music, Dakini is pure Rock n Roll with a driving energy that can satisfy any and all who come to experience the show.

Together since 1998, with three full length studio cd's, one live cd, and hundreds of bootleg recordings, they have established themselves as one of Pennsylvania's most original, exciting,
diverse, everchanging, improvisational bands.

Electric sets are most predominant at a show, but they are willing and very much at home acoustically, bringing on an array of stringed and percussive instruments.

Each member brings different songs, emotions, energies, and grooves to the mix. Rock-n-Roll to country, bluegrass to funk, jazz numbers to swirling, trickling movements, and chaotic, ground thundering space and trance. A night of Dakini is a passage thru various musical styles, eras, generations, and unknown conglomerates of musical expressions.

The Band has performed along side numerous local and national groups including: The Jerry Garcia Band, Dickey Betts and Great Southern (of the Allman Brothers Band), Dark Star Orchestra, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Derek Trucks Band, Jazz Mandolin Project, Bernie Worrel (former keyboardist for George Clinton), Ulu, Zen Tricksters, Max Creek, Sister Carol (Grammy nominated Reggae artist), The Dude of Life (Phish Lyricist), The Breakfast, The Recipe, George Wesley, U-Melt, Brothers Past, Soul Live, The Slip, Benevento/ Russo Duo, Kaki King, Raq, and many more.

Playing clubs, festivals, and countless celebrations in Pennsylvania and surrounding areas, they will be spreading out across the United States very soon. Dakini hosts' their own music festival (Dakinifest) and travels with their own sound
system, light show, van, and dedicated crew to ensure each and every performance.

A family of artists, fans, and friends that encourage all forms of creative artistic expression, Dakini will continue to expand their musical adventure to help heal, energize, and enlighten with music and the power of sound.