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Hands of Fire

A unique and innovative duo featuring Latin guitar and world percussion, playing a wide range of styles from Latin and African to rock.​

Peter and Michael met at the Art Truckee gallery during a taping of the weekly radio/television series, the Golden Road Show.  They realized they shared a passion for the Latin beats and started working together.

Peter DeMattei has been playing guitar since 8 years old. He has been a student of classical and Latin music most of that time. Also, he has been performing in the Tahoe Truckee area since the mid 1990s.

Michael DiMartino – Percussion and Vocals

Michael plays percussion and ethnic wind instruments. He has been playing and teaching for more than 30 years and has had the opportunity to travel to many countries. These include Egypt, Morocco, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Europe, and Israel studying and learning from the keepers of various traditions. He also maintains a contemporary relevance by organically mixing in electronic influences with dozens of traditional instruments. Mr. DiMartino has also performed with Jimmy Cliff, Michael Franti, Mickey Hart, Baba Olatunji, Yungchen Llhamo, Joules Graves,  Umayapurim Shivaraman, Gordon Stone, Col Bruce Hampton, and at national festivals —Horde, Big Summer Classic, Gathering of the Vibes, and Starwood. Mr. DiMartino is also featured on more than a dozen CDs, including the Art Rock Ensemble, Sound Oasis, The Beat Temple, Transglobal, World Beat Ensemble, Primitive Ink, Earthsongs, Journey Dance, and Tibetan Elemental Breaths, Rhythm the Musical, and Wavespell 13.

M.E. Entertainment

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Barcelona Nights -
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Dance Michelle Dance - Peter DeMattei
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