Artist Minute – Adam Maalouf, Percussionist (pan-tam)

October 29, 2020

The Who’s on the Move, UpstateBizSC, Artist Minute is a quick, two-minute interview in support of the undeniable impact that the arts and local artists have on our communities. One of the main drivers of a strong local economy as well as attracting talent to a region is the critical role the arts has in our community. Please enjoy watching, listening and supporting our artists in this series. We welcome you to share these videos with your business contacts and friends through social media.


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Adam Maalouf, Percussionist

Adam Maalouf is a Lebanese-American musician and composer whose music forms a common thread between the cultures of the East and West. He was born and raised in Greenville, and after spending seven years in New York, he has returned to the Upstate.

Adam has shared his music in venues across the world including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, MoMA, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Tanglewood, The BANFF Center and Austin City Limits, Gospel, National Sawdust, Pioneer Works, The Stone, Asheville Percussion Festival, Gratitude Migration Festival, Griasdi Festival, Elements Music Festival.

In this interview, Adam showcases the pan-tam, a beautiful instrument that was invented in 2000. The word pan-tam comes from the combination of the pan from Trinidad, and the ghatam (clay pot drum) from South India.