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Mana

Mana are Nic Paton and Chris Tokalon.

Their diverse musical backgrounds include Indian devotional ballads, Arabic percussive traditions and modes, African guitar styles, Greek folk idioms, flamenco, lounge and electronica, jazz, Celtic, and kletzmer. From this spicy mix, an original, diverse and yet cohesive sound has emerged.

Between themselves, Chris and Nic play a veritable orchestra (over 30 acoustic instruments) besides their wide palette of loops and digital sources: Bansuri (bamboo) flute, Hang drum, sax, guitar, ukulele, and zouk, overtone singing and the one-off wind instrument referred to by initiates as the “majozinator”.

Chris is a larger than life performer and sound healer, whose Greek background bequeaths him an affinity with Eastern musical forms; Nic a composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist. Together they have forged an aesthetic of poignant melodic beauty, artful, compelling themes, and a fiery rhythmic energy.

They are based in Cape Town, South Africa.

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