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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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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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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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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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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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Rusty James

Rusty James is a multi-instrumental percussionist with a broad spectrum of influences. Having studied in Florida State’s Ethnomusicology department for several years in the 90s’, he developed a unique blend of african, afro-cuban, and Indian rhythms.  Focusing predominately on congas, tablas, and kanjira interchangeably, he developed a hybrid split hand technique that is the foundation …

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Mark Garner

As a musical explorer for over 20 years with a particular taste for exotic folk instruments, Mark discovered the Hang in 2009. He purchased his first handpan, a Halo, in 2011. An obsession instantaneously developed and he quickly learned that the highest quality handpans were very difficult to obtain so he set out to build …

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Colin Foulke

For the last 7 years, Colin Foulke has dedicated his life to handpans. After discovering them in early 2007 he was set on a course of musical discovery. From Germany to Russia, England to Canada, Northern California to North Carolina, Colin has traveled the world playing, performing, and sharing his love for this new and …

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Peter Levitov

Peter Alexander Levitov is an experimental multi-instrumentalist and improvisational composer. His soundscapes, inspired by Tibetan, Sufi, and Indigenous healing sound traditions, explore a broad range of instrumentation, from ancient to contemporary, creating restorative environments that support personal growth and healing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qi6Syodr0M&hd=1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=834xmV5pv5Y http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPxnKvvpx4Y&list=PLfhacE0vLkLJ2La3X-k6QEzhtP0HYZZbq http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6-iNvHBTLE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FrTL1_JL5w

Kyle Cox

Kyle Cox It was clear to Kyle from an early age that music would be a lifelong love. And so it has been, with his childhood passion leading to a music scholarship at University of Southern Mississippi, where he studied with director of percussion studies Dr. John Wooton. While at USM, Kyle participated in many …

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David Kuckhermann

After studying with teachers such as Glen Velez, Behnam Samani, Ramesh Shotham and Ustad Fayaz Khan he created his personal style, incorporating techniques and rhythms from the handdrumming traditions of Iran, India, Egypt, Europe, Turkey and Africa. Among others he worked with Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Dead Can Dance, Levent Yildirim, the medieval music ensemble Cordatum, …

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