Carlos Rodrigues aka Kabeção is a Portuguese multi-instrumentalist, composer, street busker and sound healer who creates his own unique approach to music and sound.
He has redefined the musical possibilities of the handpan with his unique, poetic and percussive style; by playing multiple instruments simultaneously, he creates beautiful, mesmerizing, and intense music. His warm hearted humility allows everyone to come home to a deep place of peace and well being.
Kabeção started very young with percussion and rhythm, and then added other types of instruments, from strings to woodwinds, and his focus comes from the simple exploration of sound. He is self-taught and has combined influences from different parts of the world, Africa, India, Brazil, Turkey, Spain, France, Australia. He shines forth with unique playing techniques on each of his instruments, including drums, darbuka, udu, tabla, djembe, frame drum, cajon, berimbau, bansuri, sansula, tibetan bowls, gongs, didgeridoo, guitar, Hang / Handpan.
Since 2008 he has collaborated on projects such as Tribolados (Reggae/Ska), Hikari (Drum n’Bass/Jungle/Bossa Nova), T3ka ( Acoustic Trance) and currently continues to play with two other projects Gapura (Klezmer/World Jazz) and Khayalan Trio (Ethnic/Contemporary/World Music).
His first solo EP “High Gain Natural Awakening” was released in 2012, and in March 2014 was launched his first full-length album “Cosmic Seed”, an album that bridges his wide variety of work in recent years.
“I really love the sound of Ralf’s instruments.The timbre, the overtones, the sustain and specially the strong finish that you can see on the instruments are simple amazing and delicious. In my opinion Ayasa’s are one of the best high quality handpan in the world. My two personal Ayasas have this very warm and ceramic sounds particular from the generation that was made (2015). I’m really grateful for Ralf for making these custom Handpans and honored to be part of this great Team!”