The Shamaniac Movement is a shamanic art and music project by Kiki Toao and Rombout Wagenaar, based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Our primary goal is to gather people for spiritual development and creative experiment. Aim of our activities is to elevate our souls and spirits and create awareness, openness and acceptation of a spiritual lifestyle.
We honor the teachings of our Elders, yet we feel we need to trust in and start building on our own power and let Spirit be our guidance.
We are the new generation, we’ve got the opportunity to integrate the Old Ways with the tools the present and future are providing us with.
It is now functioning as a platform for a small but tight-knit community in The Netherlands, and is slowly spreading around the globe.
We are averse to institutional religion and guruship, and we prefer to keep our feet on the ground – how else can you dance?
Our activities are deeply rooted in the experience and creation of Music.
KIKI TOAO & ROMBOUT
Kiki Toao & Rombout are DJ’s and producers based in Amsterdam, with over 20 years of DJ experience, producing a wide range of electronic music and releasing on German music label Emerald & Doreen Recordings.
As founders of The Shamaniac Movement currently also working on shamanic ceremonies, music production and DJing.
Their broad taste and limitless interest in music accounts for adventurous DJ sets. Dirty, moody and energetic are the words to define their style with, whether it be techno, house music or full-on breakbeat they’re playing.
They gained a reputation for their versatility and ability to play long, dynamic DJ sets.
They met in 2003 as resident DJ’s for AsItBreaks in Club Amuse (now Sugar Factory) in Amsterdam. Even though they had never met before, they were asked to play back-to-back, which has proven to be a good match ever since.
They had both been playing individually since the 90s for several organizations; Rombout played on a regular basis for Subunited in Paradiso and Kiki had just started her professional DJ career by playing for Roy Avni’s Electronation in the Melkweg.
In collaboration with the Fragile Breaks collective they organized monthly parties in Studio 80 and Wilhelmina Pakhuys for two and a half years.
Other venues and events they have played at are Mazzo, Gashouder, Lowlands, Namasté, Pand 14, Errorkrew, Dance Valley, Club 11, Wicked Jazz Sounds and many others.
Shaman and founder of The Shamaniac Movement.
Born in 1975 in The Netherlands, descending from the Batak people of Sumatra, Indonesia.
Multidisciplinary artist, DJ and music producer; creator of Shamaniac artwork and this website.
Born in 1975 in The Netherlands.
Self-employed metalworker and Kiki Toao’s co-producer and studio engineer.
Graduated as Shiatsu masseur at Qing Bai Academy in 2015.