Linette Tobin’s Pangaea

Pangaea art and Linette
Listen to & Buy the CD “The New Shape of the World”

Linette Tobin’s Pangaea was formed out of the concept that diversity is a strength. Having practiced Immigration Law and advocated for immigrants for more than 20 years, Linette firmly believes that the “melting pot” that is the U.S. is at the root of American innovation, creativity, and vitality. In founding Pangaea, she looked for talented musicians with varying personal and musical backgrounds. Rather than replicating any specific genre of music, she wanted each individual to be free to bring their full knowledge and experiences onboard to make music that breaks through ethnic and cultural barriers.

The result is a variety of songs with influences from the U.S., Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa. Pangaea’s sound is at times World (Cuban, African, Brazilian, Jazz) and at times Americana (a merge of folk, R&B, gospel, jazz, and roots). Every performance features songs in at least 4 languages, and musicians from different parts of the world. Pangaea is derived from the Greek pangaia, meaning “all the Earth.”

CD: New Shape of the World

Pangaea CD New Shape of World, inside song credits only


Band members & featured soloists

See bios and photos of band members.

Linette Tobin
— Founder/Percussionist/Vocalist/Composer

Featured Artist Elin Melgarejo — Lead Singer/Composer

Etu Dieng — Bassist, Composer, Arranger

Jon Guo — Bassist

Nathan Okite — Guitarist, Composer

Antonio Orta — Saxophonist & Flautist

Laura Costas — Percussionist, Background Vocals

Ayanna Gallant — Percussionist, Background Vocals

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