Monday, May 8, 2017

Sanity Sunday- Five by Sam Maher and his Hang Pan

  by Nomad

Without any doubt, the gut-wrenching events of this week require some deep cleansing.

From the weary prince who fooled us by not dying, to the horrific Congressional health care vote, from Trump's attempt to destroy the separation of Church and State by decree, to the FBI director's defense before the Senate. All in all, it's been a painful few days.
Nevertheless, despair cannot be a nomad's creed.

For me, one of the most effective ways to relax is to sit back and listen to the hand pan (one of the names for this percussion instrument.) I think I may have featured this instrument before but not this particular musician. 

Let's meet Sam Maher, a talented West Australian instrumentalist, and drummer who has journeyed around the world. In fact, he has used the hand pan to finance his travel as well as a means of wordless communication to other cultures.
To date, Mr. Maher has now performed in over 22 countries.

Here are two clips of Maher playing in the subways of New York. The acoustics are wonderful and the train couldn't have come at a better time.

The following session was filmed in Mount Manypeaks, Western Australia.

Mahner performs here in Fremantle in Western Australia.

We'll close this post with a duet in The London Eye with Maher and fellow musician, Manu Delago from Austria.

Have a great Sunday and remain strong and vigilant. Who knows what's going to happen next week?