TEKTONIK Music, founded by Grammy Award winning musician Dana Leong, celebrates its 10th anniversary.
Dana started TEKTONIK 10 years ago to heal the world with music, shortly after the massive earthquake and tsunami in the Sendai region in Japan.
TEKTONIK unites artists from around the world from different nations and cultures together to dive into the world of music. Together they create uplifting world music to raise awareness and promote good causes. The TEKTONIK initiative has taken a key role in helping organizations realize the potential of storytelling through music and media. Led by Grammy Winning sonic architect, Music Composer & singer Dana Leong. The TEKTONIK core ensemble is made of Dana Leong from China and Japan alongside musicians from Haiti, USA, Philippines, and India.
The mission behind TEKTONIK is to remind us of our shared destiny and of the need for compassionate and careful stewardship of Mother Earth through collaborations with people with high spiritual energy. The initiative is proud to partner with Alibaba Philanthropy, Save the Children, United Nations Global Compact & Global Teacher Prize and JUCCCE, all of who have presented TEKTONIK as a model to activate social change through music & art.
Dana Leong has been dubbed as the world’s top electric cellist and is known as the world’s top trombone player by members of the world renowned Balkan Beat Box. Dana’s distinctive sound encompasses multiple genres such as jazz, healing music, electronic dance and hip hop.
Being the musical genius that he is, Dana Leong has taught Jazz at Stanford University from the age of 16, won two Grammys in Latin Jazz for his collaboration with Paquito D’rivera, been a guest musical director for Fela on Broadway, has composed themes for international brands such as Hermès, Virgin Galactic,
Porsche and Mont Blanc. He has even collaborated with Kanye West and Sean P. Diddy Combs in Hip-Hop, and with DJ A-Trak and DJ Qbert in EDM;
Dana Leong is also a leading innovator at the intersection of music, technology and wellness. He has performed healing music at the World Economic Forum’s closing ceremonies and is a composer on a ‘musicians against violence’ album produced by Harry Belafonte, serves as a U.S. Musical Ambassador and is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.
Dana’s speaking topics include:
- Clearing Your Channel
- A New York Minute