Satori Handpan Ensemble

 

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We started as musicians interested in the common elements: resonance, and the truly tangible energy which it exudes. Instruments of the world, didgeridoo, hang drum, sitar, singing bowl, celtic bells, guitars, and various other instruments all produce similar frequencies which combine to produce bliss.

Now, our album has been downloaded over 10,000 times around the world. We have performed all over California, at everything ranging from weddings to conventions and even famous bars including:

New Living Expo – San Mateo Convention Center 2015

Globe Sound Healing Expo – Kaiser Center, Oakland 2015

San Francisco Crystal Fair 2016

Milk Bar 2015

Sub Mission SF 2015

World Yoga Conference, Santa Clara, 2016

etc.

Find our music here: Albums

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About us:

Aashay Tutika – Classically trained multi-instrumentalist, social entrepreneur, and Handpan composer

Emile Janse – Recognized sound healer, didgeridoo performer, and flautist

Bob Heyman – Multi-instrumentalist, percussionist

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Many other accompanists join the Satori Ensemble in recordings and performances including guitarists, harpists, sitar performers, pianists, and various world instruments.

 

 

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About The Handpan:

In 2000, two instrument inventors (who had been making Trinidad style steel drums) in Switzerland created the first Hang (“hand” in the Swiss Bernese dialect, pronounced “hung”).  It looked like a flying saucer, and sounded like a steel drum crossed with a marimba and a tabla.  The Hang had its roots in the steel drum, ghatam (India), Udu (North Africa), Gamelan (Indonesia), and several other world instruments. Played with the hands, its resonance and tonalities were deep, soothing and evocative.  Fast forward a few years and other makers (mostly builders of steel pans) began making instruments similar or identical to the Hang.  As the Swiss people insisted the name Hang only be used in reference to instruments they themselves made, the other builders began calling their instruments “Handpans”.  Many think they look like flying saucers, “two woks stuck together”, or a BBQ kettle.  This could be one of the few new instruments of the last 100 years or so capable of joining the ranks of internationally popular instruments and capable of appealing to a wide range of people.  Handpan builders are unable to keep up with the demand and as a result there are long waiting lists and lotteries for those who want to get one.

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