====================================== Music From Steel | Premiere Handpan show in the Arab World

Music from steel

A World Leading Handpan Show

formed in 2012 by Sherif El-Moghazy

…currently based in Melbourne, Australia.

News


** Events 2018 **

15-16-17/01 Winter Festival – KSA

02-03/03 New York university

09/03 Burj Khalifa Fake Watches

11/03 Grand Hayatt DXB

16/03 XYoga Festival

18/03 Special Olympics Abu Dhabi

20/03 TEDX DXB

27/03 Nissan Event

17/04 Art Gallery Event

03/05 ENOC Station – Grand Opening

06/06 Harvey Nichols Gala Dinner

10/06 Gucci Event replica watches

15-16-17/06 Eid Festival KSA

28/06 Asian Embassies Event

29/09 My Yoga Trance Beach Concert

12/10 Nilaya House Sound Healing

16/10 St. Regis DXB

19/10 Nissan Event

26/10 Art Gallery Event

28/10 Awakening Prema Sound Healing Design watch

07/12 Abra cadabra – Sound Healing

08/12 Nilaya House Sound Healing

14/12 Al Ain Zoo Photography Event

15/12 Fire and water Sound Journey

16/12 Marina Music Festival

21/12 Full Moon Boat Cruise Event

22/12 Nilaya House Sound Healing

28/12 Cacao Ceremony

** Events 2017 **

18/01 Dubai World Trade Center

19/01 Emirates Palace

20/01 Amanda yoga

16/02 Kirtan Dubai

03/03 Blue Marlene Ibiza

04/03 New York University – Ideas festival

09-10-11/03 DXB food trucks

18/03 Dubai Happiness Festival

21/03 Sikka Art fair

28/03 Armani Hotel

30/03 Truckers DXB

31/03 One & Only

01/04 Truckers Dxb

02/04 Fairmont Palm

11/04 Dubai Design District

21-22/04 Robinsons opening

27/04 Fairmont – Bahrain

20/05 Zabeel Saray – Palm

09/06 American University in Dubai

06-07/09 Mohammed Bin Rashed Boulevard

10/09 Star Alliance event

23-24/09 Saudi National Day – Dammam

16/10 Dubai Design District

23/10 Grand Hayat

24/10 Armani Hotel – Burj Khalifa

15/11 Fashion Day

22/11 Qasr Al Sarab

26/11 Armani Hotel – Burj Khalifa

13/12 Step fest

15/12 Abu Dhabi Food Festival

** Events 2016 **

15/02 The Hamptons (Dubai)

23-24/02 The global women forum (Dubai)

02/03  St. Regis (Dubai)

15/03 Young Presidents’ Organization (Dubai)

18/03 Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Awards (Dubai)

24/03 till 02/04: Mother of the nation festival (Abu Dhabi)

08/03 Dubai University

12/03 Emirates Litrature Festival (Dubai)

10/04 Fairmont (Abu Dhabi)

14/04 Katana opening event (Dubai)

21/04 Emirates Palace (Abu Dhabi)

04/08 Dubai International Airport

14/09 Al Ain

17/09 4seasons (Dubai)

22/09 Dubai Design Destrict

23-24/09 City walk (Dubai)

27/09 JW Marriot (Dubai)

18/10 Palazzo Versace (Dubai)

15/11 Twitter event (Dubai)

28/11 ENOC (Dubai)

01/12 Emirates Palace

04-08-16-17/12 Abu Dhabi Food Festival

09-10/12 Etisalat event

15-22/12 Marina Music Festival

Bio

From the kids to the kings!
Sherif has been fortunate enough to perform in hundreds of shows and events in many countries in front of hundreds of thousands of human beings from all backgrounds who share one love of peace and unity. Luxury watch

Sherif is an Egyptian multi-instrumentalist, world musician, TEDx speaker, Arab’s Got Talent finalist and a desert soul who has been over 4000 hours diving under the waters of the Red Sea. He has a deep sense of consciousness and spiritual harmonic approach in composing his music which is mainly focused around the “HandPan”. Couple watch

“Handpan” is an extremely beautiful and mesmerising handmade instrument that was just invented in 2001 in Bern, Switzerland by a company called PANArt and their instruments exclusively called “Hang”. Replica swiss watches

It’s two glued steel domes that emit both drum-like rhythms and delicate harmonies. As you gently tap the tone fields on the shells with your fingers, a vibration forms and a production of peaceful sounds illuminate; leaving one’s heart, mind and soul thirsty for more magic to move to the intimate sounds.

Quality handpan needs lots of patience to acquire, it will most probably take years to have it due to the rapidly growing demand and the long and sophisticated processes of shaping, treating, and tuning them with an average of most quality makers produce 1 piece every week.

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Collaborations

SkyCode
‘Where words fail music speaks.’ When I started to experiment with improvisation I realised that more than ever. This is my flow, my release, my element and SKYCODE… our music.
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Sandfall

The newest and oldest most mesmerizing instruments introduced to the world. “Sandfall” is a collaboration between Sherif and Lidia, the Middle East pioneers of their instruments who play the most peaceful vibes and beats that will touch your senses and spread the positive healing power.

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Click here for more about Lidia’s music projects

YallaBina

With a Middle Eastern blood, Yallabina is collaboration between Sherif ” Handpan and Flute” and Gabriel ” Darabuka and Digeridoo”. They met on an airplane heading to Goa, and after the first time they jammed by the beach, they managed to be the most demanded band to perform around Arambol – Goa, they also got to play at ” India’s first Handpan festival” which was a great success. 1931362_10156364215675137_3702256000898740958_n

Gabriel is also a great painting artist, click here!

Gallery

Where/How to buy hang, handpan,pantam

So as you reached this page, you have most probably seen a handpan live or watched a video for it and got mesmerised by the way it sounds, and maybe you have asked people already or researched online about how to buy one!

I know very well how it feels like, I have passed already by this period of frustration and I can tell you it’s NOT going to easy, but it’s going to be very rewarding!

Handpan is not an instrument that you can buy from your local music shop, actually it’s a bit harder!

It’s the newest instrument on earth as far as I know and there are very few makers that have mastered how to create it, as hand made and tuned it requires very highly skilled maker with fair amount of experience to build it, it is not an instrument that can be mass produced!

From my experience with different makers I got to know that it takes between one week to even one month to perfect tune one instrument depending on the scale as it’s matter of millimetres of adjusting the hammering and shaping of the shells that the whole process of tuning could be redone if it wasn’t correct.

Handpan was first created in Switzerland and most of the makers are located in Europe, few in the US and fewer in Asia and as I’m from Egypt i have to say that unfortunately none of the makers are in the Middle East yet (as I’m getting asked about that a LOT!)

*So! No, you can’t get a handpan from Egypt (yet!)

How much does it cost?

Well! Handpans are expensive instruments, again due to the complexity of making it and the time consuming process.

Handpans range between $2000 to $3500 depending on the quality, each maker has his own set price.

Second hand top shelf handpans have been bought for up to $10,000 on EBay!

Buying processes.

Some of the makers have lotteries that give you a fighting chance to buy one, others have first come first serve list where the wait can be years.

Some have flash sales on their websites. (So do your homework, research, and contact the makers!)

Each brand is different in terms of attitude, materials, tuning techniques and method of distribution. Each has something unique to offer.

Useful links:
List of handpan makers:
http://www.hangdrumsandhandpans.com/p/all-of-handpans.html?m=1

Buying a second hand handpan:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SwapandSale/

List of handpan scales/models:
http://www.hangblog.org/hang-sound-models/

Wish you good luck on your journey of finding your handpan.