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Listen to Ravid and you are hearing one of the world’s finest exponents of the Hang drum, a new acoustic instrument invented in Switzerland in the year 2000. His ability to conjure a harmonious feast of sound from the instrument is extraordinary and its only when you see him perform that you believe the sound is just one man and the Hang. Brought up on a kibbutz, Ravid started playing drums and studying the theory of music aged 11. He first heard the Hang at a festival in 2002 and was immediately inspired to play it. He bought his first Hang and went to live in the Negev desert, where the stillness and silence provided the perfect environment to master he instrument. Later he travelled to Switzerland where he stayed with the inventors of the Hang, learning the process of making and tuning the instrument, whilst evolving his technique and unique way of playing. Whilst playing on a frozen river in Quebec he started playing with gloves and discovered this gave a whole new level of sound quality to his performance.

Ravid's two albums: "Ravid" and "Calm Upon You" are some of our favourite music, which you will probably rercognise if you've been on our dance floors!

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CD - Calm Upon You by Ravid
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CD - Ravid by Ravid
We love this album! Keen to demonstrate the versatility of the Hang in creating different musical dialogues Ravid’s recording “Ravid Hang” is a celebration of his journey with the instrument and the incredible musicians he has crossed paths with, The dazzling contributions from Carles Benevant (Chic Corea, Paco de Lucia), Spanish guitar maestro Toni Xucla, vocalist Silvia Perez Cruz, pianist Raffel Plana, South African Johan “yoyo” Buys (The Usual, Zohar and Roachford) Danny Keane (Tom Baxter and The Gorillas) and legendary percussionist Preston Heyman (whose credits include Kate Bush, Paul Mc Cartney, Tina Turner, Phil Collins, Terence Trent D”Arby) combine to deliver a truly innovative new sound , a sound so unique it is impossible to categorise. Ravid’s mastery of the instrument and passion for exploring and sharing its extraordinary resonance is a mesmerising experience not to be missed.

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