With the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of us are now stuck at home feeling lonely, scared and bored. All of humanity needs to connect. Every one of us needs a reason to smile.
So, I’m here with an exciting, happy annoucement!
I think the best word to describe the handpan is magic. 16 years ago, I saw my very first Hang. I had goosebumps all over. My heart beat faster, my fingers buzzed and I fell in love immediately. I’m sure you have a similar story.
I’ve had a long-term dream to create a space that keeps our handpan love alive. A space for all to share its magic.
Now in these dark days, I want to shine some light. I want us to use social media as a force for good.
It’s time to welcome you all to The Handpan Village!
A place for everyone! Even those who are shy, have lost their love, or who don’t own a handpan yet!
The Handpan Village is a one-stop forum where handpan fans can safely hang out, share skills and resources, and support and care for each other.
A place where the Number One Rule is: Be Kind. That’s it. No ads, no spam, no egos. Just love.
Best of all, The Village is free!
It isn’t about me or MasterTheHandpan. We built the Village foundations for you. Now we invite you to fill the huts, tell us which new huts you want, walk between huts and say hello to everyone!
The more you visit the Village, the more you’ll enjoy it - whether it be to find musicians to collaborate with, buy or swap handpans, ask DIY-ers how to make your own stand, post your Watch Parties, share news or just to see a friendly face.
Once it’s safe to go outside again, we’ll be adding huts like local events, couchsurfing and travel buddies. But for now, there’s heaps to keep you occupied at home, smiles guaranteed.
So have a look around your brand new Village. Don’t forget to read the Village Rules so we can keep it a safe, friendly and magical place for everyone.
Now please share and let’s make our mutual love of the handpan known to the world.
We can’t wait to see you there!