Voted Austin’s Best World Music Band 2015-16, Rattletree’s multi-sensory electronic world music show is an experience of interactive video projection, lights, costumes, and musicians banging towering wooden marimbas (xylophones) triggering ethereal synth sounds. As seen on Jimmy Kimmel Live, South by Southwest Music Festival, and many more, their music and performances have been featured on NPR, ProSoundWeb, Percussive Notes, and publications across the world.
Often called “Blue Man Group meets Electronica,” Rattletree has dedicated their lives to learning the ancient rhythms that have been handed down for generations to awaken the soul through the trance-inducing music of Zimbabwe. After spending years living with their teachers in hills of Zimbabwe to learn their craft, they have been granted permission to transmit these rhythms to the world. By infusing these ancient forces with the intensity of modern electronic dance music, they have created a must-see live show experience of sound, light, and video that creates a state of ecstatic dance and trance.