Welcome to Fantuzzi, a musical catalyst for joyful change...
Fantuzzi's Mystic Latin, Reggae, Afro-Funk gives voice to unique chants, soul-rich songs and electrifying sensual dance. Fantuzzi's best selling CDs include Ease & Grace, (labelled "Good Medicine" by Emanuel Lieberfreund, an extraordinary Australian musician), the celebratory Tribal Revival and the uniquely ethereal "soul butter" of Divine Inspiration.
Fantuzzi is a world-class musical star, MC and workshop host who is charismatic, funny, sensual and super-energized. Fantuzzi's music is sure to elevate your soul and move your body!
Of Puerto-Rican parents, born into Spanish Harlem in the '50s, a young and inquisitive Fantuzzi discovered the joy of dancing, singing and performance, using this as a means to escape the New York city streets. Leaving New York at the age of 16, he hitch-hiked around the United States for three years before heading to England, Europe and beyond.
Pursuing a journey of ecstatic exploration and a mission to share joy, love & delight in life with others wherever and whenever he can, Fantuzzi has been a part of many musical and spiritual consciousness festivals for years, including Burning Man, BhaktiFest (Joshua Tree, CA), Earthdance (global), Bali Spirit Fest, Into The Wild/Wildheart (UK), Glastonbury (UK), and Harmony Festivals (USA). He was at the first Woodstock festival and his iconic photograph was used by Newsweek magazine as their front cover to symbolize the essence of the sixties generation.
Jah Levi is a music producer, multi-instrumentalist performing song writer, ethnomusicologist, and luthier. He has toured the world for over 30 years, released 40 albums of his own original music, and produced over 200 albums for many world-renowned musicians in a wide variety of genres.
Jah Levi is a pioneer in the field of music and studio technologies. He built the world’s first solar powered digital recording studio (Jah Works Studios) in 1986 and launched three independent music labels. He also produced the first ever independently-released CD, Selassie I Vibration, in 1987.
Today, he runs a world-class digital and analog recording studio in Northern California, recording and producing music from a broad range of musical traditions around the globe.
Son of renowned folklorist Dr. Kenneth Goldstein, who was a prime mover in the 1960’s American Folk Music Revival, Jah Levi was born in a music studio and raised in a house of music. He was first taught guitar by the late Reverend Gary Davis, and later moved on to bass as his main instrument, while learning to play and build hundreds of rare instruments from around the world.
With degrees in ethnomusicology and alternative health (licensed acupuncture and herbalist), Jah Levi has taught workshops in wellness and plant medicine throughout the world while promoting excellent music as a means of bringing people together across political and cultural divides.