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Kdun Albaz is musical performer based in Dubai originally from Jordan & educated in the USA. As a self-taught Drummer and percussionist who is passionate about exploring new rhythms and melodies. In 2011 he discovered the HANDPAN, a unique instrument with enchanting and haunting acoustics.
The HANDPAN is a unique instrument shaped like a pan. It is generally played with the hands and fingers instead of mallets.
It can sound like a harp, bells, or a harmonically tuned instrument.
Kdun is one of a very small number of accomplished hang-drum players. He is the first in the world to create a new genre of music on the HANDPAN which integrates modern styles and rhythms with culturally themed melodies on both traditional and contemporary instruments.
One of a new breed of 21st century world musicians playing original tracks that are self-composed and produced. K-dun’s latest musical endeavor reflects his collaboration with musicians from more than 13 countries, invited or residing in the cosmopolitan musical incubator of Dubai where his ambitious global project has culminated into the album ‘City Vibes'.
Playing the HANDPAN as a soloist allows for a diverse format of performance. K-dun is accompanied by programmed & electronic music of differing styles that he programs as he performs. His latest solo performances have included large celebrity & VIP Parties, festivals and other corporate or charitable events. His sophisticated use of technology within his performances enhance the unique nature of his musical style whether he performs alone or with other artists.
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