Sounds Like: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Xavier Rudd - Official, The B-52's, Talking Heads (official)
Manager: Mother Nature
Bio: There is only one Pitz Quattrone. Dynamic frontman, able to bring an audience to its feet, with his singing, playing, and wild rock-funk testifying. Writer of songs, from tragic to comic, and everything in between. Master player, builder, and teacher of the ancient Australian instrument, the didg...See Full Bio
“So why was I, a guy from Vermont, teaching Australian didgeridoo to a bunch of kids in Senegal? My passion for this ancient earthy instrument carried me to West Africa after it saved my life. This instrument saved me. Why did I surrender to it, and with such willingness? Are these things ordained? Or am I just lucky? I'll leave the big questions to the philosophers. The didge challenged me to bring it to as many people as possible and to integrate it with as many indigenous and contemporary styles of music as I could. Last summer I was invited to travel to Senegal by the Senegal-America Project to collaborate this winter with master musicians such as Massamba Diop and Barou Sall of Baaba Maal's band and to record at Jimi M'Baye's (Youssou N'Dour's guitarist) studio in Dakar. My last day in Senegal, Massamba took me to his granddaughters' elementary school. I felt I was where I should be, doing what I love to do, doing what the didge wants me to do, passing it on.”
Ask PITZ QUATTRONE anything...
Q: How can I find more dijeridoo musical events. I live in Massachusetts and would love to hear more.
A: Thats a tough one for us East-coasters. Lots of stuff out west especially Oregon and Washington state. I would search for Didge fests or world music fests. There is one in the UK called "Singing Sticks". I have not attended or performed there so I can't give you a review. To let you know on what I'm up, I can put you on my email newsletter list if you'd like, let me know. Do we know each other? I perform a few times a year in Mass. Another good resource is http://ethnocloud.com/ Hope to see you somewhere soon whoever you might be. Thanks, Pitz
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