Atlanta Handpan Workshop (Outdoors) at Whitespace Gallery

by Adam Maalouf
Atlanta Handpan Workshop (Outdoors) at Whitespace Gallery
Sun, 22 Nov 2020 EST
02:00PM - 05:00PM (EST)
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Whitespace Gallery
814 Edgewood Ave NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30307
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Organizer Adam Maalouf Handpan South and Whitespace Gallery collaborate to bring you an Atlanta 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 for anyone without an instrument. Please bring your personal instrument if you own one. 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: Whitespace is a contemporary gallery active in Atlanta and across the southeast that seeks to foster an immersive environment of free-expression, intimacy, and dialogue. Under the direction of owner Susan Bridges, the gallery has housed numerous exhibitions across all mediums promoting artistic innovation and inquiries into the relationships that define who we are, both collectively and as individuals. As a respected institution in Atlanta’s art community, whitespace and the artists it houses continue to inspire all who attend through thoughtful examinations of the world around us, allowing viewers a new mode of seeing beyond meaning.