This is my official website. Other websites that I maintain are listed under the category “Other John Kersey sites”.

In the posts below there will be found links to recordings of piano music on YouTube and on my record label, recordings and transcripts of speeches, transcripts of books and a selection of opinion pieces on music and culture. I have also given detailed information about the academic and professional qualifications I hold and the honours and awards I have received, in order to establish an accurate and verifiable source on these matters, and provided an account of my religious ministry. It is my hope that visitors to my website will find this useful and interesting.

I have maintained a public internet presence for some twenty years now. My long record of advocacy – musical, educational, religious and political – for causes that are strongly opposed to mainstream cultural, commercial and political interests has brought vocal opposition from those who disagree with my opinions or who find them a threat to their vested interests. I was targeted by cancel culture many years before it became fashionable. I continue to believe that the best reply to this is to continue to create, to defend and to encourage, in pursuit of those things that give life and hope to the human spirit and bring honour to our Creator.

Occasionally, people with political axes to grind publish malicious libel and lies about me. Generally, I do not consider these matters to be worthy of response, but since at least some of my visitors are drawn to my website by this, they may like to read the following statement. Concerning other political opponents, there is information here.

Along with a number of other conservatives and nationalists, I have found that the largest technology platforms, often colluding with government, have increasingly sought to marginalize and discredit dissenting voices. In the years to come, it will be up to us to create alternatives that will preserve our values, even if this must be done away from the mainstream.

Honours and awards: Hereditary Grand Collar of the Royal Order of Kwakyen Ababio

I have been honoured to receive an appointment as Hereditary Grand Collar of the Royal Order of Kwakyen Ababio. The Order is awarded by HRH Nana Kojo Kurentsir X, the Papagyahen (King) of the Stooldom of Abura Papagya, Abura Traditional Area, Republic of Ghana. The Stooldom is a recognized traditional kingdom in Ghana.

The website of Papagya linked above gives further information concerning the Kingdom, its history and its current projects.

A Treaty of Friendship, Amity and Goodwill has been entered into between the Kingdom of Papagya and the Abbey-Principality of San Luigi under my leadership, and in this context, HRH Nana Kojo Kurentsir X has been appointed by me to an equivalent rank in the Order of the Crown of Thorns.


Honours and awards: Honorary Fellowship and Member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Hungarian Association of African, American, Asian and Oceanian Nobles

I have received the Honorary Fellowship and been appointed a Member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Hungarian Association of African, American, Asian and Oceanian Nobles.

The Association was founded in 2022 as the Afronobilitas Association with the aim of uniting the members and descendants of African and African-American noble families living in Hungary, as well as to acquaint the Hungarian public with the rich and varied African and African-American monarchical and noble traditions, and to promote the preservation of African and African-American traditions. From 2023, the name was changed to Hungarian Association of African, American, Asian and Oceanian Nobles, as there was an increasing need to introduce the noble and monarchical traditions of other distant continents to the Hungarian public.

It is not well known that several persons of Hungarian origin have received noble titles from African rulers and became real or honorary members of the indigenous leadership class. Count Móric Benyovszky became the king of Madagascar, Africa-explorer László Magyar married the daughter of an Angolan ruler, Count Lajos Königsegg-Rottenfels and Count Gyula Cseszneky received Ethiopian noble titles, whereas Béla Póczik and Count Zsigmond Széchenyi received titles of honour from several sub-Saharan tribal leaders.

In addition to cultural goals, the association carries out charitable activities as well, and it financially supports several social projects in Africa and Latin America.

The award citation reads “in recognition of your extraordinarily prolific activities, particularly those related to monarchical and indigenuous traditions.”

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov transcr. Walter Niemann: Hymn to the Sun

This video has been the subject of a copyright misidentification by YouTube, which believes incorrectly that it is the transcription by Julius Chaloff, rather than the world première recording of the transcription by Walter Niemann, and proposes therefore to permit a publisher (LatinAutorPerf, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA – UBEM, and LatinAutor – UMPG) to make money fraudulently by advertising on content to which it has no legitimate rights. A dispute has been filed to rectify this. Until the dispute is resolved in my favour, the video will remain private to avoid the publisher in question making any money from it.

Honours and awards: Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of the Elephant of Besoro and Honorary Member of the Friends of the Kingdom of Besoro

I have been honoured to receive an appointment as Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of the Elephant of Besoro. This Order is bestowed by H.R.H. Queen Nana Konadu Yadom of the Kingdom of Besoro, Ashanti, Ghana.

I have also been honoured by being included in the Golden Book of Friends of the Kingdom of Besoro as an Honorary Member.

Walter Niemann: Theme and Variations inspired by Camoẽns’ Lusiaden, op. 25

“The work, without programmatic tendencies, aims to give a coherent picture of Portugal’s heyday and heroic thirst for adventure, painted in the colours of the south, and is preceded by the verses of her classic poet and glorifier of Vasco de Gama’s East Indian voyage of discovery as a poetic motto: “Lend me now sublime, mighty sound and great, eloquent language” Camoẽns (Luís Vaz de Camões), Os Lusiadas, Book I.