Christo Karam Pellani

Christo Karam Pellani is also an accomplished recording artist, producer, event coordinator, and rhythm awareness/drum circle facilitator with extensive performance experience. He is recognized internationally as a master drummer/percussionist, educator, and sound healer. Christo was featured as one of ten Unsung Drumming Heroes of Los Angeles as chosen by BAM magazine. He is a certified REMO Health Rhythms drum circle facilitator.

Equally proficient as a hand drummer and drum set performer, Christo is in high demand for facilitation, recording, instruction, and accompaniment for expressive movement artists. He has been a regularly featured performer at a variety of cultural music festivals, including the World Festival of Sacred Music, Bhakti Fest, Esalen Yoga Festival. He also has extensive film, TV and international concert performance credentials with a variety of world, rock, R&B, and devotional singing music artists including Air Supply, Mary Wells, The Shirelles, Fabien Maman, Wade Preston, Leo Nocentelli, Nina Hagen, Breath of Life Tribe, and many others. He played the very first rock concert in Hanoi, Vietnam with Air Supply.

Christo has worked with various dance troupes including the esteemed Chicago based Luna Negra Ballet Theater. Christo was co-founder and the music director for Sacred Dance Live, an interactive community dance theatre in Santa Monica, CA and a regular world music performer at Disneyland. He performs on Udaya Productions’ yoga DVD set, Liquid Asana LIVE tm as well as their online classes.

His unique interactive drumming/percussion curriculum RHYTHMAGIC tm, utilizes instructional exercises and games promoting creative expression through rhythm awareness. He has released 3 critically acclaimed recordings on his independent label, Soundformation.

Christo’s drumming and musical endeavors include master studies with various teachers in Africa, Brazil, India, and Bali, and his interests and passions include world music, teaching and facilitating healing seminars at retreats and festivals, and traveling the world. He designed and markets a unique customized Balinese hand carved djembe drum. He maintains performance, music instruction, and personal wellness practices in Los Angeles, CA.

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I practice to stay connected to my body, my mind, my community, and to stay inspired as a teacher. I teach because I hope to provide a space for others to feel the way my practice has made me feel: supported, nurtured, challenged, empowered, and confident! Happy people = a happy world. I’m inspired by my dog who loves unconditionally,
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