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Joel Laviolette and Rattletree are at the forefront of a new era of live World/Electronica – modern sounds weave through the roots of ancient and organic African music. Playing GIANT hand-built marimbas, Rattletree incorporates cutting-edge live video projection and DIY synth manipulation. Their high-energy stage presence and uplifting high-vibration dance music appeals to audiences of all ages and has been described as “dance medicine for the whole world”.
The Austin Creative Alliance is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department's Cultural Arts Division and by grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The Creative Alliance also receives generous in-kind support from CreateAustin, and Time Warner Cable News. We are also grateful for the ongoing support and participation of our members and patrons.