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A Samalan Concert Experience

April 2, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Samavesha presents

A Samalan Concert Experience

As part of the Rose Labyrinth Series

The Samalan is both an instrument and an environment. It is an elemental force of nature unlike anything people have experienced before. Some will be invited inside the chamber for a fully immersive sonic experience. Along with it being fun it can alter one’s sense of self, time and silence. A few will have the chance to play the Samalan at the end of the evening.

Among the instruments:
The Hang, invented in 2001, has captured worldwide attention for the sheer beauty of its sound.
The Huaca, invented in 1980, provides a way for a wind instrument to play exotic 3 tone chords in clay.

Musicians: Alan Tower and Kim Riccelli
Kim and Alan are some of the original players of the Hang and Huaca, and have now designed their own instrument. Playing the Samalan feels like painting with sound, and can learned by any focused musician. It bridges the inherent gap between performer and audience.

“The Samalan sounds like a film score to the blueprint of existence but you’re in it, and it’s a part of you.”  Brendan Camacho, Musican, Dir. Music Center

“There are no aspects of language that could ever describe this experience.I t’s a gift to this world.” – Maruska Vlotonov, Dancer, Yoga instructor

Saturday April 2, 2016
Open Doors: 7:30pm / Concert: 8pm
Online Tickets: $15 / Tickets at the Door: $20

You are welcome to bring blankets and pillows if you feel to lay down on the floor. 


Rose labyrinth – 2138 Cedar Street, Berkeley 94709 

(1 mile walk from Downtown Berkeley BART & in the middle of the Gourmet Ghetto!)


More info at www.samavesha.org


April 2, 2016
8:00 pm
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Rose Labyrinth
2138 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA 94709 United States