Aleisha Leonard came in last week and picked up a beautiful gudu handpan. Aleisha teaches yoga and was looking for the perfect accompaniment to her sessions. The handpan is a new and mysterious instrument, distantly related in principle to the steelpan of Trinidad and Tobago, but inspired in sound by the Hang of Switzerland. Played by hand, the handpan has a rich, intimate sound and is full of emotion. There is no specific technique or style in the art of playing and a player with patience and an open mind will be rewarded over time with this complex and beautiful instrument.
Our selection of handpans can be viewed here.