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13 Feb 2023

LOOK: Filipino Craftsman-Musician Creates First Philippine-Made Handpan Drum

Therese Aseoche

A Filipino craftsman, musician, and wellness advocate, LJ Navera, has created the first-ever Philippine-made handpan drum—a type of steelpan instrument that is played by striking the rim or center with the hands. A unique and beautiful musical tool, the handpan drum is a relatively new invention that is believed to have originated in Switzerland before […]