Benny Bettane

Performer/Guest Teacher/Immersion Facilitator Benny Bettane is an Australian Handpan player, composer and multi-instrumentalist. He is an international solo performer based in Italy, with performances spanning predominantly Europe and North America. Benny is known for creating his own distinct style of composition and groove, combined with his melodic approach. He explores the creative bounds of his …

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David Charrier

David Charrier is a french handpan player, who discovered the Hang and the Handpan in 2004. His passion for the study of these instruments, combined with his desire to create and experience great encounters have allowed him to travel and to share his music throughout the world. Whether solo, as a duo, or with a …

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Emma Mumi Grassia

Performer/Guest Teacher/Immersion Facilitator I was born in Milan, in a lovely family that gave me the chance to get closer to the music world since I was a child. I’ve started to play piano when I was five and I kept playing and studying it until now. When I was a teenager I started to …

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Alexis Holland

Sound Healing and Polarity Therapy Alexis Holland has been exploring different cultures of sound and how it applies to the healing of the human body for just over 4 years. From drum circles, Native American ceremonies, and the guidance of Elders within the deserts of Arizona, to working with sensory deprivation tanks in combination of …

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Aaron Marsala

Aaron Marsala is a percussionist who fell in love with music from cultures all around the world. With Music Education/Performance degrees, he is now pursuing his Master’s in Music Performance with an emphasis on ethnomusicology. Aaron travels the world, seeks out stateside masters, and studies online resources in order to inform his position as a …

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Adam Maalouf

Adam Maalouf is a performer, composer, and educator. As both a world percussionist and Cellist, Adam produces his own music live and in the studio that is inspired by musical genius from around the globe. This unique interpretation of World Music is channeled through genre-bending compositions for solo and ensembles. Adam has had the opportunity …

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Dan Mulqueen

Dan Mulqueen is an American multi-percussionist hailing from New Jersey. His approach to the handpan has lead to a very distinct and recognizable sound that is very much on the side of beat heavy and head bouncing rhythms. His style comes from many years as a drummer of over 16 years playing in genres such …

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Jacob Cole

  Jacob Cole is a world percussionist, instructor, composer, and jazz fusion drummer. As a graduate of Berklee College of Music he has studied with many of the worlds best players. He now takes that knowledge and his depth of experience as a professional musician to the handpan, his primary love and passion. Jacob’s unique …

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Archer & Tripp

Samantha Archer (25, England) and Jaron Tripp (29, Germany) first met at the HangoutUK 2014. Since realising their similar approach and understanding of music as well as a passion for travel, it was inevitable to go on a journey together. Samantha’s classical training in piano, clarinet and vocals provides the foundations to the way she …

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Nadishana

Nadishana is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer from Siberia, who creates his own unique and innovative approach to world fusion music – the creative synthesis of different musical traditions of the world on the basis of contemporary technologies. He plays on more than 200 instruments of the world, including self-created ones. He elaborated the unique …

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Kabeção

Carlos Rodrigues aka Kabeção is a Portuguese multi-instrumentalist, composer, street buzker, sound healer, and instrument maker, who creates his own unique aproach to music and sound. Kabeção works in direction of ethnic fusion, contemporany and world fusion. Started very young with percussion and rhythms, and then adding other types of instruments, from strings to woodwinds, and …

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Lauri Wuolio

Lauri Wuolio is a Helsinki-based sound artist and a street musician. His solo performances consist of improvised rhythmic textures, where the concepts of a song and linear time are not of much use. Intertwining patterns and themes transform and mutate into long meditative passages that celebrate both repetition and change. Wuolio also performs as Kumea Sound.

Bright Hawk

Bright Hawk is an inspired and inspiring musician and storyteller, sharing her gifts (around the world) for more than twenty years to the delight of all. Her playful spirit and intense passion come through in her amazing djembe playing and teaching, the motivational stories she tells, in addition to the exquisite music of the Hang PanArt instrument. Bright Hawk’s …

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Gabriel Gold

Gabriel Gold, described to have “The voice of an Angel; familiar of the voices of Jonsi (Sigur Ros), Tom Kenyon and David Hykes” is a multi­instrumentalist, composer, sound healer and teacher of singing as meditation and vocal improvisation; having studied at the Shamanic Institute of Ireland and at the Globe Institute of Sound Healing, CA. …

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Jonathan Heaven

Jonathan is an enthusiast of hand played, harmonically tuned sheet steel instruments. Ever since being captured by the sounds of singing steel, all his decisions and movement through this life revolve around it. Since it became the focus for him on his journeys, he has traveled to meet a large portion of the players and …

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Jeremy Arndt

Jeremy Arndt is a world-traveling musician from Michigan. For the last 4.5 years, he has traveled the world studying different musical traditions and sharing his own music. His journeys have taken him to unique performance stages around the world such as Moroccan Riads, Bulgarian tango bars, remote African villages, and the famous Gaudi Parc Guell …

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Jim Dusin

Jim Dusin Jim has decades of experience within the engineering, manufacturing, computer programming, machining and electrical professions and is now lending these skills towards the Pan world. Jim began his professional career in 1958 as a Journeyman Electrician in the IBEW Apprentice Program in St. Louis, Missouri.  He then joined the United States Air Force …

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Judith Lerner

Judith Lerner delights in exquisite exchange; whether harmonizing in musical improvisations, movement and rhythm sessions, or engaging in those goose bump generating conversations. Her world shifted on its axis when she happened upon a Handpan video on YouTube in August 2012. She plays for the sheer fun of it, and is engaged in a most …

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Josh Rivera

Josh Rivera is a percussionist that was captivated by the PANArt Hang in 2006. After years of playing traditional drums, tabla, darbuka, and cajon, Josh found a refreshing beginning with the Hang. He saw and heard an instrument without rules, traditions, customs, or expectations. The Handpan was an open book for creation, exploration, and meditation. …

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Chef D

Balancing the role as handpan player and chef, David Galleher, aka Chef D, is a connoisseur of handpans, good food, and getting lost in other countries. He has been the caterer for the past three Handpangea gatherings, as well as Pantasia and HangOut USA in 2014. Past performances include the All Souls Procession Tucson 2012, …

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Sylvain Paslier

French native Sylvain Paslier has been playing handpans ever since he was first introduced to the PANArt hang by his cousin David Charrier in 2005. Keona was born as the two cousins composed and performed their hang duet in France and internationally — notably in Tennessee at the Festival of Nations at Dollywood in 2009 …

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Robin Burk

Robin Burk is a multi-instrumentalist living in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Her instruments include Native American Style Flute, Handpan, Reverie Harp, ethno fusion flutes, metal tongue drums, and a variety of world instruments. Robin is a Certified Music Practitioner Intern providing live therapeutic music at the bedside of the ill and dying. She believes music opens the …

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Andi Steil

Percussionist, Singer and some sort of Clown: “My mother was a trained opera singer when she was 18 but stopped singing as a professional when she met my father and became a mother of two children, my sister and me. but she kept singing in our house ever since. she`s now 93 years old. my …

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Maxime LeRoyer

Maxime Le Royer is a multi instrumentalist world traveler dedicated to sharing inspiring arts to help cultivate Happiness and self-fulfillment. After spending 10 years in the caribbean performing and teaching music, practicing meditation and exploring shamanic and spiritual traditions from various cultures, Maxime has been traveling full time over the past couple years, busking, performing solo concerts and …

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Mz. imani

Mz. imani, who has been dubbed MamaMojo, is a ceremonial musician who instigates, as she facilitates, performs or teaches. She is a spiritual activist and a New WErld Alchemist. Having trained with many traditional and new world ceremonialists, Mz. imani shares a grounded approach that resides in our common language of rhythm, movement and song. …

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