Asheville Handpan Workshop (Outdoors at the Odyssey School)

by Adam Maalouf
Asheville Handpan Workshop (Outdoors at the Odyssey School) This is an in-person event
Sat, 17 October 2020
02:00PM - 05:00PM (EDT)
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Odyssey School
90 Zillicoa St
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
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Organizer Adam Maalouf Handpan South and Asheville Rhythm collaborate to bring you an Asheville based Handpan Workshop. Join us for an afternoon of music, education and community. Together we will explore rhythms on the handpan and learn a group composition. ***All ages and experience levels welcomed. Handpans are provided. Class Time 2-5pm Please bring a mask as we are respecting social distancing guidelines. This class will be outdoors, weather permitting. The handpan is a steel instrument developed in 2000 in Switzerland. The instrument is formed by the fusion of the Steel Pan from Trinidad and the Ghatam (a clay pot drum) from South India, creating a uniquely multicultural voice. Our instruments are graciously provided by Yishama Pantam, ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ABOUT THE TEACHER: Adam Maalouf is a Lebanese-American percussionist and composer. After graduating with a BA from Eastman School of Music and MM in Music Business from Berklee School of Music, Maalouf moved to NYC to pursue a freelance percussion career. Since 2013, Maalouf has produced three albums featuring solo work and compositions with musicians from India, Persia, the Middle East and the United States. Maalouf is a founding member of the organization Pantam Collective that regularly hosts educational workshops in Brooklyn, NY and other U.S. cities. As a performer, Maalouf has shared the stage with the Brooklyn Raga Massive, the Asheville Percussion Festival, Ensemble Signal, Grammy-nominated violinist Layale Chaker, National Arab Orchestra in Detroit, was a featured artist/performer at the Griasdi Handpan Festival in Austria in 2018, and most recently performed a handpan tour in Lebanon, Summer of 2019. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ABOUT THE VENUE: Asheville Rhythm: Asheville Rhythm provides a creative environment where people of all skill levels and traditions gather to explore, innovate, educate and build community. Asheville Rhythm seeks to create a culture that promotes wellness through rhythm and bridges musical traditions through innovative collaborations. Within our first ten years we have funded more than 200 workshops taught by international touring artists and directors of percussion from universities throughout the world.