Shellopan is a cooperative company making musical instruments of the "Handpan / Pantam" family.
Cooperative, because we are a group, we support self-management principles and believe that sharing information and the means of production is a vector of progress.
Shellopan is also the name of our sound sculptures.
Sound sculpture, because they are carved by hammering the steel sheet with the humility to let the raw material pronounce "the last word". Each HandPan is a unique creation and if it's possible to reproduce the "object", it's not possible to reproduce the "musical instrument" ...
Inspired by the "Steelpan" (traditional instrument of Trinidad and Tobago) and "Hang" (invented by PANArt company in 2000), our HandPan are exciting musical instruments.
Exciting because as fun to play as to listen ... They are able to gather enthusiasts of all nationalities who invent new ways to meet and make music together.
Our Shellopan Handpan are designed with the desire to make the fun of making music accessible to everyone.
Accessible because they allow those who have never made music to feel the pleasure of playing intuitively in the early hours of practice. The instruments are chosen directly from the manufacturers and with the opportunity to try several. Their rates are based on production costs and resulting quality level but not according to the laws of supply and demand.
Our selection of gatherings and festivals where you can see some Handpans in 2019 :
- PanOz in Australia - 17-19/01/2019 - Great Ocean Road (Australia)
- Portugal Handpan Festival - 8-10/03/2019 - Santarém (Portugal)
- PANTASIA handpan gathering - 7-10/03/2019 - Joshua Tree Nat. Park (USA)
- Ding in Balance - 26-28/04/2019 - Dali City (China)
- HangToBe (private meeting in Belgium) - 17-19/05/2019 - Nonceveux (BE)
- HONA - 24-28/05/2019 - Naxos Island (Greece)
- Hang Uut - 13-16/06/2019 - Wapserveen (NL)
- Handpan festival Spain - 14-16/06/2019 - Girona (Spain)
- Handpanala - 08-09/06/2019 - Parc d'Husseren-Wesserling (FR)
- Handpan world music festival - 28-30/06/2019 - Mèze (FR)
- Nomadidge - 05-07/07/2019 - St Jean du Gard (FR)
- Ete Nomad - 05-07/07/2019 - Lac de la Forêt d'Orient (FR)
- HangOut USA - 15-22/07/2019 - North Carolina (USA)
- Le Rêve de l'Aborigène - 19-21/07/2019 - Airvault (FR)
- Steel Moutain - August 2019? - Colorado (USA)
- Heartculture Festival - 15-18/08/2019 - Grosssteinbach (Austria)
- Turtle Beach Handpan Gathering - 23-25/08/2019 - Faulensee (CH)
- HangOut UK - 06-08/09/2019 - Mellow Farm (UK)
- Hang in Azores - 12-15/09/2019 - Santa Maria Island, Açores (Portugal)
- Singading - 26-29/09/2019 - Barcelona (Spain)
- PANTAM Festival - October 2019? - Tel Aviv (Israel)
- Hang Loose - October 2019? - Hawaii (USA)