THE ARTIST

We are very proud to experience live in Santorini one of the best and well-known artist in the world of handpan!

David Charrier is a French multi-instrumentalist composer and performer. He has a strong musical background and began by playing guitar 10 years ago. He is entirely self-taught and he has learned numerous different percussion instruments, including the udu, bongo, cajon, derbuka, and djembe. His style has always steered away from the musical mainstream, and in 2004, he fells in love with a brand new instrument: the Hang, which was almost unknown at the time. David has spent hundred of hours playing, composing, busking and exploring the magic of this “sound sculpture.”

This music lover was the first French Hang player to broadcast his unique style compositions on the Web. In 2007, his friend and cousin Sylvain Paslier got a Hang and together they created WADHOM (Digeridoo HangHang and violin), and KEONA (a hang duet). Known thereafter as the “Hang Cousins,” they became internationally recognized. One of their videos has close to 4 million views on YouTube. He played all around the world and was invited to tv-shows, festivals and events, like this time with Youssou N'Dour in 2010 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5X8cSJWUC8, making him a true ambassador of the instrument.

He released 2 albums so far and is preparing the third one this year but he already "leaked" a video on YouTube with a song from the upcoming album and is a killer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj-kHy5b5mo

Whether it’s working solo, in a duet or with a full band, David continues to play, learn, and perform with his Handpans at a European and international scale to showcase the amazing and captivating instrument responsible for the turning point in his musical journey.

Discography:
KEONA (2009) 
ZYVOON (2010)
EPHEMERAL (2016)

▶Soundcloud : https://soundcloud.com/davidcharrier
▶Bandcamp : http://bit.ly/davbandcamp
▶Facebook : http://bit.ly/davfacebook
▶Instagram : http://bit.ly/davidinsta
▶Twitter : http://bitly.com/Davidontwitter

  WEBSITE : www.handpandavid.com