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.
2017 HANDPAN / PANTAM MEETING :
- les RDV du HANG - des rencontres tous les mois - Paris (FR)
- PanOz in Australia - 19-23/01/2017 - Great Ocean Road (AUSTRALIA)
- Hanpan meeting in India - 25-29/01/2017 - Arambol beach (IN)
- Salon des intruments insolites - 04-05/03/2017 - Bruxelles (BE)
- Hang Uut - ??/06/2017 - Wapserveen (NL)
- HangOut USA - ??/06/2017 - North Carolina (USA)
- Handpan world music festival - 16-18/06/2017 - Domaine de Farlet 34140, Mèze (FR)
- Ete Nomad - 07-09/07/2017 - Lac de la Forêt d'Orient (FR)
- Le Rêve de l'Aborigène (festival réunissant aussi des joueurs de Handpan) - 21-23/07/2017 - Airvault (FR)
- Griasdi Handpan & world music festival - 27-30/07/2017 - a magic place in Austria :)
- Turtle Beach Handpan Gathering - 11-13/08/2017 - Faulensee (CH)
- Hang In Azores - 31/08-03/09/2017 - Santa Maria Island (PT)
- HangOut UK - 08-10/09/2017 - Mellow Farm (UK)
And many other meetings everywhere in the world... Paniverse website may give you more information about the upcoming events