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 bluegrass 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
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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