Linette Tobin's Pangaea
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Linette Tobin's Pangaea

Mount Rainier, MD | Established. Jan 01, 2018

Mount Rainier, MD
Established on Jan, 2018
Band World Jazz




"Linette Tobin's Pangaea forges a new style"

Linette Tobin has a unique way of expressing her worldview. Tobin’s new album is a series of songs that makes good use of her chosen instrument, congas, and provides a setting for songs that focus on both global and personal concerns. She tackles discord among women, breakups, refugees, and the pain of watching a beloved relative die. The songs on “The New Shape of the World” are stylistically in the World Music genre. The album “The New Shape of the World” is vibrant. In a musical landscape full of ensembles with guitars and basses and drums, a group that puts congas at the fore of its sound is unusual. Tobin and her assembled players bring hope and a new styles of world music to audiences. On the title track . . . Tobin encourages women to put away their superficial differences to focus on larger goals. It sounds simple, but Tobin’s approach makes it sound as if such is actually possible. In short, the song offers hope. A brief debut album, it is worth listening to over and over. - LemonWire

"LINETTE TOBIN’S PANGAEA/New Shape of the World"

Picking her playmates wisely, this bouncy Afro Cuban world beat date has the diversity and drive to bring it to the fore with ease. Kind of a nu-ethnic date, the hallmark elements are in evidence, but gringos can dig it too. - MidWest Record

"Various Reviews"

“She is a bold and contemporary percussionist”
Emilito del Monte Mata (Cuban percussionist with Alexis Bosch, Cubanismo, Robert Fonseca)

“Great mastery of all genres on the congas”
Duniesky “Duni el Cuba” Barreto (Cuban percussionist with Pupy y Los que Son Son and Bamboleo)

“Her playing is not just rhythmical, but musical”
Carlos Cesar Rodriguez (Venezuelan Pianist, Composer, Arranger, Conductor)

“Her abilities and dominance in playing this music”
Ernesto “Gato” Gatell Coto (Afro-Cuban lead singer) -

"Music Charts"

#1 Top 5 World Adds (Feb. 5, 2019), #16 on Top 30 World Charts” — – NACC, (Feb 19, 2019)

#1 on Top 50 World Album Chart” — Root Music Report (Feb. 23, 2019) - Roots Music Report and NACC Charts


Linette Tobin's Pangaea, 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.”

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