HOUSA 2014

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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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Dead Eye Masters

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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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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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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