Ukraine aid handpan music compilation by Ukrainian musicians released

Ukrainian players of the world’s newest musical instrument, the handpan, have released a compilation of Ukrainian handpan music to raise funds in this time of their nation’s urgent need. The album can be downloaded at Future Rust website for voluntary donation. The compilation is entitled Contra Spem Spero, which roughly translates to “Against All Expectations, I Hope”, and is the title of a poem written by Ukrainian poet and activist Lesya Ukrainka in 1890 – a period when the Russian empire had made it illegal to publish in the Ukrainian language. This handpan music compilation asks Ukrainians and the world

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Future Rust begins (again)

Sometimes after the Handpan Day 2021 my good friend Connor Shafran offered to help with running the label. Me and Connor had been talking about music intensely for months, and since there has always been a lot of resonance between our ideas, we decided to start developing Future Rust together. In December we started to build the new website, while also figuring out the next steps for the label. We will tell about them in time, but with the relaunch of our new website we want to invite handpan artists to share their vision and music with us. Our goal

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