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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River Guerguerian

River Guerguerian has been inspiring audiences with his ecstatic and versatile percussion for over 30 years. Whether collaborating with world­class artists, supporting symphonies or creating his own dynamic explorations of rhythm, River’s devotion and attention to the vibrant life of the drum reverberate through the mind and soul of the listener. In 1994, River decided …

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in2nation

here are a few facts about me – playing hang for almost 9 years (performing for 8), i take handpan playing to it’s dynamic limits (watch out for the drum and bass ting!) UK born and raised, now in France, maker of Aciel, played with nearly all the greats, lover of acoustic spaces. HangOut with …

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Dante Bucci

Dante Bucci fuses world music and melodic indie rock with his pioneering approach to the Handpan. He is a fixture in the Philly indie music scene and one of the most-recognized Handpan players in the world, thanks to a constantly-expanding list of subscribers and nearly 10 million views on his YouTube channel. Blurring the lines between classical, …

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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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Samantha Archer

Samantha Archer is a multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist. With an upbringing in classical piano and clarinet, playing in jazz bands and acting, singing and dancing, her music is expressive and crosses over into many genres, from classically inspired to world and experimental. She first came across the Hang in 2010 through connecting with her biological father she …

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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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