Pan De Sal originated in the winter of 2006 with the idea of creating a musical collective where people and music moved fluidly throughout the project. The original line-up consisted of anywhere from 9-12 people, with a core production of beats produced by the Doodler (Jeff Madlambayan) and other musicians who would play, dance and sing over the beats including Orange Sheila (Sheila Hall) on guitar and Judi Brown on bass. The concept of the collective worked more in theory than in practice, and in April 2007 Pan De Sal played it's first show as a three-piece in Reno, NV. In order to convey the idea of a thriving and interactive musical community with just three people, Pan De Sal began encouraging audience participation by handing out maracas, shakers and noisemakers. The idea behind this audience interaction is multi-purpose: to promote the idea that anyone can participate in the music-making process; to create a non-hierarchical exchange of energy between the audience and the band; and, most importantly, to promote their philosophy of being cute and fun! Since it's inception, Pan De Sal has embarked on three tours of the Southwest and Pacific Northwest and released two EPs. Future endeavors include recording and releasing a full-length and making their live debut on the East Coast sometime in the coming year.
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