Linette Tobin on stage smiling 3 drumsLinette Tobin is a percussionist based in the Washington, DC area. Her primary instrument is the congas, which she has played for more than 15 years.

Most recently, she formed the group Pangaea which features World Music, relying on the unique backgrounds, experiences, and influences of musicians from various countries.

Her approach applies traditional or folkloric themes to more contemporary styles, including jazz and world fusion. She combines diverse influences to create unique sounds and music.

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Pangaea CD New Shape of World, front full

Linette Tobin’s Pangaea launches CD: New Shape of the World

Pangaea is derived from the Greek pangaia, meaning “all the Earth.” The new CD has 7 original songs.

#1 Top 5 World Adds (Feb. 5, 2019) — NACC

#11 on Top 30 World Charts (March 5, 2019)  —  NACC,

#1 on Top 50 World Album Chart —  Root Music Report (Feb. 23, 2019)

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See Linette’s extensive travels in Cuba and Africa to study rhythms.

Studying with Alisbey of Cutumba Afro-Cuban Folkloric Group in Santiago, Cuba 2012.

Linette bought her first-ever drum (hand-carved) in Madagascar and has also studied in Cuba, Mali, and Ghana.


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During 10 trips to Cuba, Linette has spent more than a year “on the ground” in Havana, Matanzas, and Santiago.