“Dr. DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan is the best conscious poet on the planet!”
NY Times best selling author of Chicken Soup for the Soul
~ Mark Victor Hansen
World Class Musician & Orator:
Dr. DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan is a world-class musician and performs with the Hang (and other rare instruments), a unique “ancient-future instrument” that has an otherworldly sound, in a myriad of festivals, concerts, and mainstream venues around the world! The Hang [hung] is a musical instrument in the idiophone class created in the year 2000 by PANArt in Switzerland. The Hang is made from two deep drawn nitrided steel sheets that are attached together creating the recognizable 'UFO shape'. The Hang uses some of the same physical principles as a steelpan but with a nitrided surface and structural change so that the instrument is a Helmholtz Resonator. The creation of the Hang was the result of many years of research on the steelpan as well as the study of a diverse collection of instruments from around the world such as gongs, gamelan, ghatam/udu, drums, and bells.
Dr. DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan moves audiences to inspiration and has been enthusiastically recognized as one the world’s most dynamic, engaging speakers. His linguistic alchemy has received accolades from an impressively diverse group of listeners and has shared the stage with some of the world’s foremost leaders in entertainment and influential thought.
Dr. DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan’s Keynote Poetics presented before thousands in Los Angeles
As a former university teacher and an award-winning author of 8 books, Dr. DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan has the experience and edge that young people can relate to. Common Ground Magazine writes, “Dr. DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan’s artistry makes being conscious the new cool, and what better message for a younger generation that has lost its way.” Speaking to the issues and challenges of this age, Dr. DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan merges education and entertainment to inspire young people to embody “the most beautiful possible version of themselves.” He has shared his unique message of empowerment thousands of times in universities and college campuses across the United States. “Through the art of storytelling, in a dynamic synthesis of live instrumentation, and new paradigm poetics, Dr. DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan is transforming the lives of young people of every age in campuses across America.” ~ Professor J. Sauceda CSULB
Dr. DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan speaks to students and faculty at a large Educational Conference
“When Dr. DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan spoke to our college campus the students were beyond inspired! We learned so much about nature and the universe, his delivery style was fresh and easy to relate to. His words made us see the world in a new way, and his music got all the different clicks to think together. He made us believe in ourselves again, now anything is possible! I think every school should have him come share!”
~ Christopher Valera,
Junior at California State University
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The Art of Lucid Dream Travel:
When Dr. DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan is not traveling and sharing his gift, he resides on Maui and is an active member of the Hawaiian community. Through the efforts of the Lovevolution public charity, and in association with the Studio Maui (Hawaii’s premier yoga center), Dr. DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan has been teaching the art of dreaming throughout the years on the islands, across Europe, and in Asia.
Fractional Dreaming: In Interactive Playshop
Dr. DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan’s Fractal Dreaming Playshop focuses on cultivating dreams into expeditions of experience through journeys into the “all at once time”. As a participant, you will “Onironaut” or bodyless travel in the hub of inter- dimensional doorways through which your consciousness becomes the nexus point for every possible version of reality.
Learn to recognize and understand the levels of dreaming, and how to interpret their meanings as well as speak the language of dreams.
Acquire a working capability to induce REM sleep, through essential pre-
rituals/ceremonies and waking practices that invoke the art of lucidity, or conscious dream travel.
Evoke total dream recall and the ability to use dreams as a “dress rehearsal for life” to aid in problem solving, and creative processes, by tapping into
Private Poetic Concert:
Dr. DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan’s private poetic concerts experience is a synthesis of a broad spectrum of limit-edge sciences, perennial indigenous wisdom, transcendental philosophy, and new paradigmatic language. Working form the premise that words become worlds, Dr. DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan uniquely blends modern linguistic alchemy and the ancient oral traditions of poetic wisdom keepers in an art form known as Songlines. Dr. DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan performs in poetic concert in theaters, arenas, campuses, churches, and community centers world wide.
Dr. DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan in poetic concert for Dr. Wayne Dyer’s new movie The Shift
Spiritual Keynote Speaking:
Dr. DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan began traveling to the spiritual centers of the world at as an inspirational speaker the age of 18. After serving for years in a humanitarian program designed to bring help to the poorest regions including nursing homes, hospitals, schools, churches, and spiritual centers of ALL faiths with a message of unity, self-actualization, and love. For the last several years Dr. DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan has been on a nationwide Unity Church Tour, and is available to perform both the in service message as well as a two hour Playshop in the afternoon after the Sunday service.
Unity Church Tour
Original Wedding Vows by Dr. DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan:
Dr. DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan is a licensed Hawaiian minister with the Temple of Peace on Maui (visit templeofpeacemaui.org) and has been performing wedding ceremonies and rites of passage for the past eighteen years. When it comes to officiating, Dr. DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan can also Emcee your event to create an atmosphere of elegance and fun (coordinating all the players) so that you can relax and enjoy this auspicious occasion. Although Maui is where most of his ceremonies occur, he also travels to bring the enchantment elsewhere. Dr. DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan’s custom and poetically expressive ceremonies are designed to inspire the heart and capture the beauty of your sacred union. Dr. DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan performs both traditional and nontraditional weddings and rites of passage of all faiths including:
Nature Setting Weddings
Celebrations of Love
Same Sex Unions
New York Wedding with original vows by Dr. DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan
“My whole family uses your name as a benchmark for quality. After reviewing the video from brother Jeffrey's wedding, both mothers and my sister decided that what they found exceptional was your attention to detail in your Emceeing skills. You really classed up the event. You were able to make an indelible mark in our family history in such a cool way that we would seek you out again and again.” ~Jason Anderson,
San Diego CA
For the Keikis (Children):
Dr. DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan has been a teacher of children through the art of storytelling and music for over twenty years. Drawing from the power of imagination and the spirit of innocence, Dr. DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan has entertained children of all ages in schools across the world. Dr. DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan also leads children's camps, and day playshops in which he inspires the children to explore their creative potential as a tool for making the world a more beautiful place. Activities include artistic expression by way of craft making, nature guidance, storytelling, and creative writing among other things. All children's playshops are designed to give a deeper sense of connection to the earth, family, and a greater sense of global community awareness.
Cesar Chavez Elementary School Long Beach Unified School District
"Dr. DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan came to our class room and the children came aglow with fascination. He is like a character from a storybook come to life, and he had them laughing and learning at the same time! In the end, the entire class was inspired and excited about their experience, we will definitely have Dreaming Bear back next year!" - Ms. River, Waldorf 3rd grade teacher, Maui Hawaii