Greenville Handpan Workshop at MODAL

by Adam Maalouf
Greenville Handpan Workshop at MODAL This is an in-person event
Sun, 06 December 2020
02:00PM - 05:00PM (EST)
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813 Augusta St, Greenville, SC 29605
Greenville, South Carolina 29605
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Organizer Adam Maalouf
Handpan South and Modal collaborate to bring you Greenville's first Handpan Workshop. Join us for an afternoon of music, education and community at Modal Coffee Shop. 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. 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. Handpans will be provided for all participants. If you own a handpan, please bring it. Instruments are provided by Handpan South and 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: Modal - Hostel and Coffee As a twenty bed, bespoke hostel, coffee shop, and art gallery located in historic downtown Greenville, South Carolina, Modal serves as a hub for traveling artisans with a mixture of shared bunk style rooms and traditional private hotel accommodations. Our sweet spot is communal living and artistic osmosis for creative professionals, digital nomads, and couples looking for an adventure. Also, perfect for that weekend getaway or group retreats. Staying at Modal includes everything from complimentary parking, luxurious memory foam mattresses, and waterfall showers, to hi-speed wifi and a full residential style kitchen that opens up to a large outdoor deck. Get a glimpse of our diverse and inclusive southern hospitality as you grab a coffee or craft beer from our common area bar while relaxing in the company of locals and other guests. Our proverbial door is always open — step in and enjoy the Modal experience. We can’t wait to share community and our exceptional service with you. Visit often.