This instrument is made in an oval shaped sardine can. It's sound calms soothes and comforts the soul. The can just resonate back the sound of the notes so strongly that people ask themselves; "how can be so much volume come from such a small instrument". It seems to bring the music out of everyone who touches one, so I keep making them and been for 20 years.
Although I have lived and studied in New York, london and Paris, I was brought up on beach on the island of barbados. I remain an island boy at heart. I think this can be seen in my work which I would define as neo folk. Today I do a lot of different things including music, shows for kids, painting, photography, filmmaking as well as making instruments. My musical totems have been very popular because they are both art objects and beautiful sounding and easy to play musical instruments at the same time. I am very pleased to be now on Etsy so i can share them with others and not remain to much of an island unto myself.