october 3-4-5-6

International Handpan Festival​

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welcome

HANDPAN MUSIC GATHERING In Canary Islands

IV EDITION

Created to showcase and grow the handpan community in the Canary Islands and promote the wonders of our archipelago to all lovers of this magical instrument.

The Canarias Handpan Festival was born with the idea of providing a meeting place for internationally renowned musicians and artists from different performing arts disciplines, offering the opportunity to experience the instrument through workshops and classes of various levels, integrating diverse art forms that complement the special sound that emanates from the handpan. Additionally, it aims to provide the chance to attend live music performances accompanied by artists of various styles.

Three days of music, gatherings, activities, workshops, open mic sessions, and concerts. The instrument, which arrived in the Canary Islands a few years ago through its maker, is now becoming acquainted with the local environment and culture.

Would you like to participate in the next edition of the festival? Write to us!

welcome

HANDPAN MUSIC GATHERING In Canary Islands

IV EDITION

Created to showcase and grow the handpan community in the Canary Islands and promote the wonders of our archipelago to all lovers of this magical instrument.


The Canarias Handpan Festival was born with the idea of providing a meeting place for internationally renowned musicians and artists from different performing arts disciplines, offering the opportunity to experience the instrument through workshops and classes of various levels, integrating diverse art forms that complement the special sound that emanates from the handpan. Additionally, it aims to provide the chance to attend live music performances accompanied by artists of various styles.


Four days of music, gatherings, activities, workshops, open mic sessions, and concerts.

The instrument, which arrived in the Canary Islands a few years ago through its maker, is now becoming acquainted with the local environment and culture.


Would you like to participate in the next edition of the festival? Write to us!

Learn with the best

This year, the educational program of CHF will feature an elite team: the Handpan Dojo Academy.

We are deeply honored to have one of the international references in learning this instrument, along with a team of super professionals: Amy Naylor, Rosie Bergonzi, Kabeção, Nadishana, and David K.

They will offer an immersive workshop program that spans three days, delving into a wide range of topics related to our beloved instrument.

Join them for an enriching experience where you will immerse yourself in the art of playing the handpan, engage in hands-on learning, and collaborate with other participants. Our experienced instructors will provide personalized guidance, helping you unlock your musical potential and awaken your creativity.

Whether you are a beginner or advanced player, Handpan Dojo’s live workshops offer a comprehensive and enriching educational journey for handpan enthusiasts of all levels.

Connect with a vibrant community of music lovers, share your passion, and inspire each other. Join us and embark on a musical adventure that will elevate your handpan skills and foster meaningful connections in the real world.

ACADEMY

topics covered in the workshops

Amy
Naylor

Handpan player, songwriter, percussionist and music practicioner from the UK

Rosie
Bergonzi

Handpan player, songwriter, percussionist and music practicioner from the UK

Kabeção

Handpan player, Finalist on Portugal “Got Talent” in 2015, Kabeção then travelled with his handpans/pantams  across more than 20 countries, from Portugal

Nadishana

Composer, multi-instrumentalist, instrument designer, sound micro-surgeon from Siberia

david k.

Founder of Handpan Dojo with more than 20 years of teaching experience. Hee has toured the world performing percussion and handpan.

Live Artists

Discover the artists of CHF 24

Nadishana

Composer, multi-instrumentalist, instrument designer, sound micro-surgeon

david kuckhermann

Handpan & Percussion, handpan teacher @handpandojo.com

Amy Naylor

Handpan player, songwriter, percussionist
and music practicioner

rosie bergonzi

Handpan player and teacher,
Freelance Percussionist

Kabeção

Hanpdan player and teacher,
from Portugal

Amarok

Musician, multi-instrumentalist
Also playing in @korama.music

Marco Bandera

Musician, Handpan player,
retreat center host

dave

Handpan player and
handpan ambassador around the world

Michele Mastrotto
& Fabrizia Luciani

PaganFolkmusic &

Discover this wonderful island

FUERTEVENTURA

The Moon on Earth

In the heart of the Atlantic Ocean stands a magical archipelago, the Canary Islands… 7 islands that beat as one, always guardians of the cultural and musical traditions that blend Berber and Hispanic culture. Rhythm, passion, and magical vibrations…

For the third year, the landscape of CHF will be the beautiful Fuerteventura,
the wildest island in the archipelago…

We invite you to discover this marvelous island with lunar landscapes,
to recharge with the music and energies of the volcanoes that inhabit it.

We will have a special location for a 4-day retreat where we will delve into our knowledge of the wonderful world of the Handpan…

Workshops, concerts, masterclasses, and much more…

#CHF24 

PROGRAM

Four-Day Festival – one more day of music and companionship for CHF 24 to better meet your needs and make the most of the interaction between fantastic teachers and participants.

Four days of handpan classes and workshops to learn and enhance your musical technique with top instructors from the Handpan Dojo. Yoga workshops, sound baths, music therapy, macramé, medieval and world dances round out the day.

And at night, concerts and performances, music-theater in the auditorium, participation in the Cotilleando art festival, jam sessions, open mic, medieval music concert, sound ceremony, and good company.


From Thursday, October 3rd to Sunday, October 6th, 2024 with Check-In on Thursday morning and Check-Out on Monday morning.

What will you find at #CHF24?

MASTER CLASS

Every day, you will have the opportunity to participate in Master Classes with internationally renowned artists such as Nadishana, David Kuckhermann, Rosie Bergonzi, Amy Naylor, Mar Loi, and many others.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced musician, you will have the chance to practice every day. Each master class will allow you to establish a unique connection with your instrument. We will delve into topics ranging from harmony to improvisation, exploring the most advanced techniques of composition and performance.

What are you waiting for?

Workshop

The world of handpan, 360 degrees. This is the goal of our festival. Not only will you be able to learn new techniques each day to deepen your connection with your instrument, but during the three days, you will also have fun with:

  • Yoga classes and meditations
  • Engraving on your instrument
  • Macramé workshop to create your hand protector (if you have your own material, bring it with you; otherwise, you can purchase the material on-site to participate in the workshop)
  • Ecstatic Dance gatherings and many other activities.

Raffle

We didn’t tell you yet?

 

Among the participants of the festival, prizes offered by our sponsors and artists who will participate in the Festival will be raffled.

 

A Hardcase Technologies handpan case… and an incredible handpan!

Concerts

Inside our magical venue, we will have a space dedicated to live music…

Throughout the 4 days, there will be several opportunities to play together, and in the evenings, we will have live performances and jam sessions at the event location. Through a raffle, you will even have the chance to go up on stage and play with your favorite artists.

Isn’t that awesome?

The location

The location where the Festival will come to life is a former hostel on the island of Fuerteventura, surrounded by the typical Majorero landscape, with an open and endless horizon towards the ocean.

It is a modern gathering space with a common living area and a commercial kitchen.

The facilities are well-maintained, and the landscape is pristine in a serene environment. There is also a lovely shaded outdoor space.

The facilities have been greatly modernized, with plenty of solar hot water, while preserving the original building and vernacular style.

It is located within a 3-kilometer walking distance from three volcanic calderas and several beaches. It’s an easy bike ride along the cycle path to LaJares, and beautiful bike rides along the coast to Corralejo and El Cotillo.

Accommodation

At your disposal, there will be dormitories with around 12/14 beds where you can rest throughout the duration of the Festival!

Yes, you read that right, accommodation (in shared dormitories) is included in the price of the PREMIUM ticket (amazing, isn’t it?). But be careful: if you book the bunk ticket, you will need to bring your own sheets or sleeping bag 😉

In the vicinity of the venue, it will also be possible to stay with your camper van if you prefer, but be aware that we have a limited capacity, so if you want to sleep in a dormitory or prefer to stay in your camper van, you will need to choose the ticket that best suits your needs.

#makersandplayerscall

Are you a player
or a maker and
do you want to participate in the next edition?

We’re waiting for you, send us a message!

Line up open until the end of march 2025

Canarias Handpan Festival

How it changed over the years

Choose your ticket

You can choose between a complete experience or simply having access to the activities

BASIC

110
  • All Masterclasses
  • All Workshop
  • 1 Raffle ticket
  • Food
  • Accomodation
  • Transport to the concert

PREMIUM

220
  • All Masterclass​es
  • All Workshops
  • 1 Raffle ticket
  • Food
  • Accomodation in shared room
  • Transport to the concert
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Those who have collaborated to make this event a reality

...and Supporters

CONTACT

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Get one step closer to #CHF24

Contactos
Daniele : +39 349 564 1126
Location

Lajares, Fuerteventura

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more fuerte

Do you want to stay more days in Fuerteventura to explore our island?
We can help you plan your stay!

B&B

Surf houses, vacation homes, and B&Bs… many friends have made their facilities available at discounted prices… write to us what you need, and we will put you in touch with them

Surf & Water Adventures

Do you want to experience surfing in the ocean? Are you already an expert surfer and want to organize a Surf Safari? Discounts and promotional packages available for all participants, contact us!

rentals

The festival takes place in a location that is difficult to reach, and we highly recommend renting a vehicle for smooth transportation. If you need help finding a solution, please contact us!

Frequently Asked Questions

We are fortunate to have at our disposal a truly unique location, a rural hostel amidst the volcanic valleys of Lajares. Unfortunately, there are no direct connections from Puerto del Rosario Airport, so we strongly recommend renting a car during the duration of the event.

In case you are unable to rent a car, please be aware that there are taxis on the island that are familiar with the former hostel and can take you there.

With buses, it’s a bit more challenging but not impossible. From the airport, take a bus to Corralejo. From Corralejo, take another bus to Lajares and get off at the first stop upon arriving in the town of Lajares. From here, you will have to walk 3.3 km back along the same road the bus came. You will find the sign of Albergue Cohombrillo on the main road on the right-hand side.

The festival organization highly recommends renting a self-driving vehicle to enjoy the surroundings of the festival freely.

To offer the opportunity for as many people as possible to attend our festival, we have created two types of tickets.

Basic: It provides access to the festival facilities to participate in Masterclasses and Workshops. FOOD, ACCOMMODATION, and transportation are NOT INCLUDED.

Premium: For those who want to experience the festival to the fullest. The premium ticket includes access to all activities, Workshops, Masterclasses, concerts, and Open Mic sessions. You will also have the chance to participate in the raffle, get a bed in a mixed dormitory, and enjoy the provided buffets: delicious meals guaranteed!

We remind participants with a premium ticket that BED SHEETS are not included, so please remember to bring your own BED SHEETS or SLEEPING BAG.

Our location is 3 km away from the center of Lajares, where you will find everything you need. A small bar will be available within the Festival, but to reach Lajares or explore the island, we recommend renting a vehicle.

Pets are not allowed during the festival or on the premises. However, if you come with your van or camper and can take care of your pet, no one prohibits it 🙂 Please be aware that we love animals and will not tolerate mistreatment. If you are considering bringing your 4-legged friend with you, please contact the responsible person:

Sara +34 663 56 69 11

Behind every action, there are people.

#CHF family

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