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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 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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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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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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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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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

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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