A Visit to the Shellopan FABLAB - With Rafael Sotomayor

With Rafael Sotomayor being the man who first made us here at HPM, fall in love with the sound of the Hang , some years back now- we were always going to be a fan of this video, featuring both the Hang (Played by Rafael), and its younger French-made sibling, the Shellopan (Played by Katrin) - Recorded at Shellopan's very own, "FABLAB" (a place that we're beginning to imagine being a little like the Handpan version of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory)...



Which is followed up by a video of Rafael Sotomayor performing one of the tracks, that, would ultimately lead us to empty our own bank balance, and purchase a first gen Hang in Ake Bono for ourselves; many years ago (though this time on an Ake Bono Shellopan)...



Two performances that are complimented by this final video, that offers a brief look at part of the Shellopan building process. Offering a short tour of how they prepare their Handpan shells in preparation for tuning...



Find more information on Shellopan: HERE, or read about Clemen's week-long visit to the Shellopan FabLab (trying his hand at Handpan making): HERE

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