About Christo Pellani
Recognized internationally as a master drummer/percussionist, educator, and healer, Christo facilitates human potential by creating unique Products and Experiences that blend principles of Rhythm and Sound Awareness, Energy Healing, and Therapeutic Movement for Personal Expression, Growth and Well-Being.
Christo is a certified Tama-Do practitioner, and an Instructor of Tao Yin Fa Series One Chi Gong, and Kototama. He completed his second level Tama – Do training in 2002.
Across his diverse career as a Performer, Facilitator, Social Worker, Classroom Teaching Artist, Music Teacher, Expressive Therapist, and Energy Healer, Christo specializes in quality expressive and healing arts services for schools, retreats, and conferences through unique experiential classes, seminars, ceremonies, and play-shops. His has facilitated events for retreats world wide, including the Men’s Center of Los Angeles, LIVE Yoga/ Wellness, the California Academy of the Healing Arts, as director of the Earth and Sky Lodge healing arts center, and with the TAMA-DO academy.Christo is currently a Teaching Artist for the Los Angeles Dept of Cultural Affairs.
Christo also has extensive international concert performance credentials with a variety of World, Rock, R&B, and Devotional Singing music artists. He is a regularly featured festival performer at the World Festival of Sacred Music, Esalen, and Bhakti Fest. He has performed with the esteemed LUNA NEGRA Ballet, and scores of dance companies internationally. Christo is also a featured performer at Disneyland.
Christo's musical journey led him from entertaining thousands word-wide, to healing and expressive Therapeutic community services. After touring the world playing concerts with the likes of Air Supply, Mary Wells, The Shirrelles, and Fabien Maman, he answered a spiritual calling to support people in knowing the expression of their truth and purpose. Schools, retreats, conferences, and festivals seek after Christo's unique interactive classes, seminars, ceremonies, and play-shops.
Christo was the Creative Director of the Earth and Sky Lodge in Los Angeles from 2004-2009. He has dedicated years with various counseling and therapeutic recreation programs such as The Mens Center of Los Angeles, The Rhythmic Arts Project, Mi Star and Hearts Giving Hope.
Christo is currently the music director and lead drummer for the esteemed SACRED DANCE LIVE, a Los Angeles Based movement meditation theatre specializing in world music sound-scapes.He was featured as one of ten "Unsung Drumming Heroes of Los Angeles" as chosen by BAM magazine.
As a recording artist, He produced 3 critically acclaimed “Soundscape Pyramids” world/ambient albums on his SOUNDFORMATION label.His many film and TV credits include The Today Show, Entertainment Tonight, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Parent Trap Three, The Super, and Casper,a Spirited Beginning, among others.
Christo is an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church and is affiliated with many community service and non-profit organizations providing services for at risk youth and people with disabilities. Christo studies music with various teachers in Africa, Brazil, India, and Bali, and his interests and passions include Kriya Yoga, world music, poetry, teaching children, sacred geometry, and traveling the world. He maintains Personal Expression, Wellness, Coaching,and Music Instruction practices in Los Angeles, CA.
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"My passion for music and my spiritual path converged and something new and wonderful was birthed. I discovered the profound effect of how drumming and sound creates a sense of healing and transformation in people. Something uplifting happens when we come together to create a sense of community expression through rhythm and sound. This is "SOUNDFORMATION"...We create a special type of magic when we communicate through a sound and rhythm language, compelling us to tune into each other in a new exciting manner. This collaboration re-powers us to unify our individual talents. Sound and rhythm are the most powerful mediums I have experienced to accelerate change, transition and self awareness."
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- B.S. Therapeutic Recreation Penn State University
- Certified Tama-Do Practitioner /Instructor
- State of California Certified Instructor
- Theta Healing tm Practitioner
- Reconnective Healing tm Practitioner
- Certified"HealthRhythms"Therapeutic Drum Circle Facilitator
- Institute for Shamanic Studies
- Kriya Yoga Initiate
- First Level Reiki Master
Delivering and Facilitating Top quality Educational Creative, and Therapeutic Arts Services to the community
- Embodying a sense of ethics and integrity
- Representing innovative and authentic processes
- Creating a sense of community
- Improving methods of communication
- Supporting and encouraging personal potentiality
- Providing enrichment services for People with Disabilities
Air Supply, Mary Wells, The Shirrelles, the Marvellettes, Nina Hagen, Ronnie Spector, Brandon Fields, Leo Nocentelli, Lee Oscar, Ed Munter, Joe Shashaty, Wade Preston, The Angels of Venice, Debbie Davies, Fabien Maman, and The Agape International Choir, among many others.
Christo has performed with many devotional singing artists including Breath of Life Tribe, Joey Lugassy, Cosmic Kirtan Connection, Bhagavan Das, Wah, Girish, Jaya Lakshmi,Larisa Stow, Robert Frey, Saul David Ray, Susanne Sterling, Soundscape Pyramids, Jagadambe, The Temple Bhajan Band, and Steve Ross among others.
Christo has worked with several reality and internet TV producers including High Noon Productions, Peter Bunnetta, Magic Moreno, Barry Goldberg, Tris Imboden, and David Knight among others.
- Medicine Dance Therapeutic Movement Immersion
- Heart Rhythms Rhythm Awareness for Wellness
- Drums of Peace Community Drum Circles
- Sacred Path and Awakening the Sacred Masculine Mens Retreats Men's Wellness and Health
- The Rhythmic Arts Project Percussion program for Adults with Disabilities
- Mi-STAR Therapeutic Arts program for Adults with Disabilities
- Hearts Giving Hope Creative Music program for Orphaned Children
- Los Angeles Dept. of Cultural Affairs...Teaching Artist
- Rock the Classroom...Classroom Teaching Artist
- Los Angeles Arts Academy...Summer Music Camp
- Day Jams...Rock Music Summer Camp
- Culver City Adult School...Adult Music Class
- STAR... After School Rhythm Based Music Program
- Toca Percussion
- Rhythm Tech Percussion
- UFIP cymbals
- ATTACK drum heads
- Vater sticks
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