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MenoSundays; Life Lived Lovingly

Music, it has been said, may soothe the savage breast. Or heart. Or soul... you catch my drift. Last week we had words of peace. Today, something very different. I am a fan of Indian Carnatic music and was looking for something there when - as happens in the ether - this peculiar item appeared. Here is a one-man orchestra using instruments mostly based on drums. When his voice comes in, lo and behold, it is Carnatic rhythm and scale! The fellow is Italian born and bred and I could find very little beyond that. I found this mesmerising... how say you?


  1. Oh my word...yes mesmerizing it is. I've never seen heard a drum like the round one in his lap. I guess it is some type of acoustic. He truly has a beat in his soul
    Hugs HiC

  2. Wow, that is so cool. Very interesting sounds coming from those very interesting instruments. It sure made us perk up our ears. Mom enjoyed it a lot too.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  3. It is a very different sound, very soothing.

  4. I love that "drum" - the round one. I've never heard anything like it before now. Mesmerizing is the perfect word.

  5. I looked up the instrument, the round one and it is a handpan, a percussion instrument it says, definitely different and one I have never seen or heard of..

  6. Fascinating and, yes, mesmerising. The 'handpan' is new to me too.
    Thanks! Gail.

  7. I really enjoyed this - thanks for the heads up. I'm fascinated by hang drums- the handpan - and it's really fabulous paired with the other instruments and his voice.

  8. Interesting. Reminds me of the sounds from the drums used in some Caribbean music. Very enjoyable. namaste, janice, xx


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