Hang & Handpans, Ananda Dhara, Meditation

NOMAD is open on Wednesday to Sunday,
from 21:00 till 00:00, on the weekends – till the party goes on.
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Talk & Demo by NAFTALI: Sacred Sound of HANG and Handpans
May 20 (Wednesday), 21:00


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TALK by: Naftali

ENTRY fee: donation to the speaker.

A talented musician and our dear friend Naftali will introduce us to the world of hangs. He will tell us his personal story how he discovered this magic instrument, present his collection of handpans, demonstrate how to play and tune them.

Originally hang was invented in Switzerland by Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer (aka PanArt) after a great deal of in-depth, scientific research into the making of steel musical instruments. Inspiration came from the traditional steel pans of the Caribbean islands. PanArt spent years researching and experimenting with different metals, forming and shaping processes, which eventually culminated in the discovery of a new hardened steel and form that could produce slightly softer tones while still being durable.

You might be tempted to call it a “hang drum”, but the inventors find the term too limited and say it is not simply a drum, but a sound sculpture or instrument in its own right. The name comes from the Bernese German word for hand.

Hang was the inspiration to other handpan developments. Bells by Bellart (Spain), AsaChan by ESS (Switzerland), Halo by Pantheon Steel (USA), Saraz (USA), SPB (Russia),- each brand is different in terms of attitude, materials, tuning techniques and method of distribution and each has something unique to offer.

Acoustic Live: ANANDA DHARA – Guitar meets Indian Flute & Tabla
May 22 (Friday), 21:00


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LIVE by:
Babua Pahari (indian flute)
Martin Goetz (guitar)
Debjit Pahari (tabla)

ENTRY fee: 5 eur.

BABUA PAHARI was born in Kolkata into a family with a strong musical heritage. His father (late Indubhusan Pahari) was a respected tabla guru and taught his son the art of classical Indian percussion. At the age of fifteen Babua Pahari widened his knowledge and learned to play Bansuri (Indian bamboo flute) from late Sri Parth Bhattacharyay and Sri Jayanta Chatterjee. His emphasis is on Indian classical, semi classical, Bengali songs, fusion. He gave numerous performances in India and since 2004 also in Germany. Nowadays he composes for himself and others. He is a permanent member of „Back to India“, „Integra“ and the founder of „Ananda Dhara“.

MARTIN GOETZ started playing classical guitar at the age of nine. He followed classical guitar besides activities in rock and experimental music during his studies with Susanne Schoeppe in Munich, which was fundamental in his education. After having graduated, he left Germany to live in France and studied with Alberto Ponce, the last direct descendant of the Tarrega-school. After four years he went back to Germany. Concerts led him to many european countries, Russia and South Korea.

DEBJIT PAHARI, son of the tabla player Late Indu Bhusan Pahari is playing tabla from his childhood. He was a deciple of Pandit Swapan Chowdhuri and is still of Pandit Abhijit Banerjee. Debjit is a member of Calcutta Stage Performance Musicians Welfare Association and Dhwan Academy(Calcutta). Debjit works as a tabla teacher in many musical institutions and is a permanent percussionist of the famous folk band MAA-DAL (Calcutta). He also can play Dholak, Sri Khol, Bangla Dhol, Khajira etc.

MEDITATION and Talk: What Do You Really Want?
May 24 (Sunday), 21:00


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Gerald Blomeyer

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The cause of happiness is our own mind: motivation leads to thoughts, thoughts lead to actions, actions to results. If you want to change your results you have to look at the programming of your mind. With inner causes we create outer ones, and can then experience the external conditions for happiness.

Gerald Blomeyer started meditating more that 25 years ago. He recently returned from an eight year sojourn in India and Nepal. He teaches meditation, Buddhism and yoga at seminars in Berlin and Hamburg.


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