April's Walk-Through is a showcase of lively Union Square and Namaste Bookshop just around the corner. The gathering place is always bustling with chess players, New Yorkers and tourists lounging in the sun, and the sounds of musicians showcasing their talents. Miguel Santamaria is one of these musicians, but his instrument is quite unique. Sitting on the ground with hand pan in his lap, Theodore, his friendly dog, by his side, and the smoke of incense disappearing into the air; Miguel's set up draws many listeners. He's been playing drums and percussion for about twelve years and the hand pan for two, and its safe to say he's nearly mastered it. Although he doesn't have any CDs out yet, they are in the works. But it's definitely worth the trip to Union Square to be able to listen and watch his unique talent in person. In addition to being a hand pan master, Miguel is also a glass blower and you can find him on Instagram @formglass.
Music Credits: Miguel Santamaria on the handpan