Chris Philips is in the band IAMDYNAMITE and has toured across the US and Europe for years, headlining and opening for a number of artists. IAMDYNAMITE's song "Where Will We Go" from the album "SUPERMEGAFANTASTIC" spent 22+ weeks on the Alternative Top 40 radio chart, followed by another single "Hey Girl", charting as well. IAMDYNAMITE's current album "Wasa Tusa"is Out now. Chris regularly plays the Fusheki shaker, Click hi-hat tambourine, and the Raw series cans on his Drumkit.
Oscar Hernandez & Alma Libre
Christian Moraga, originally from Santiago, Chile, has studied in Cuba with master percussionist “Changuito”, as well as various genres of percussion in Peru and Brazil, and the Harbor Conservatory of the Performing Arts in New York City. Based in Los Angeles, he has performed with artists such as Arturo Sandoval, Chaka Kahn, Poncho Sanchez, Harvey Mason, Bob Mintzer, Conrad Herwig,Gordon Goodwin, Oscar D’Leon, Nestor Torres, Bennie Maupin, “El Canario”, Tito Nieves, Ismael Miranda, Jimmy Bosh, and many others. Currently, he is working as the band director and multipercussionist player with his Latin Jazz Quartet “Conganas”. He continues to work with Oscar Hernandez and his band "Alma Libre", and is the drummer onEstrella TV’s “Noches con Platanito”.
Christo Karam Pellani is a versitile master drummer/ percussionist, recording artist, producer, instructor, and drum circle facilitator with extensive performance in film, theatre, and concerts. A featured performer at many cultural music festivals including World Festival of Sacred Music, Bhakti Fest, Lightening in a Bottle, Esalen, and Burning Man, among many others. Christo has drummed for various dance troupes including the esteemed Luna Negra Ballet Theater. He was co founder and Music Director for Sacred Dance Live, Red Musette, and Medicine Dance world music ensembles. He has performed at DISNEYLAND, with UDAYA Liquid Asana Live streaming yoga series, and at various Sacred Music venues worldwide. His interactive drumming/percussion curriculum “RHYTHMAGIC” offers unique instructional exercises and games promoting rhythm awareness & creative expression for schools, retreats, and conferences. Affiliations include TRAP, Rock the Classroom, Hearts Giving Hope, and US Dream Academy.
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