Our performances are unique musical experiences; created and geared towards helping people to feel - to feel happy, to feel challenged, to feel moved or motivated. To leave individuals feeling connected, knowing that they are apart of something more.
“Music, speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul.”
The hang, commonly known as the hand pan, is regarded as one of the rarest instruments in the world. This is due to its unique and highly secretive production process. The instrument was invented circa 2000 in Bern, Switzerland, by Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer; who both shared the belief that the power of these instruments should remain non-consumerist. The rarity of these UFO like instruments makes them highly sought after. In 2004 Paul Boyter was one of the lucky few artists in the world to own a pair of these wondrously spellbinding instruments.
The hand pan is now fast becoming one of the most sought after percussion instruments in bands around the world, able to fit in with any genre and style of music.
Paul has been captivating audiences with his style of hand pan performances since 2004, and is mostly recognised for his work with 1st Project and Drum Café. He has been featured in two albums and has performed on many South African radio stations including 5FM and 94.7 Highveld Stereo. He has also appeared on MNET’s Christmas special in 2010 and was a guest percussionist on the Gareth Cliff Show; as well as having featured in many South African print publications.
Paul Boyter & Zech Jordaan
Eclipse is a unique showpiece with performance elements including hand pan and kit, and interactive elements that include body percussion. The performance side is purely about bringing the soothing qualities and beauty of the hand pan to audiences. The addition of the kit drum and electronic pads adds to the dynamic, giving a real edge and uniqueness to the performance.
The interactive side is a combination of performance and audience participation through body percussion. Here we challenge the audience to improve their listening skills, through the use of humorous body percussion games. These games challenge how we hear and interact with short musical performance pieces played, helping to settle and ground the group. This engaging and uplifting process will leave your audience inspired, setting the tone for your event.
West African Drum Troop
Created and choreographed by Kojo Lion, this group of highly energetic performers will liven up any crowd with their signature drumming style. A great fit for any African themed event, well suited for energisers and openers.