Pedro The Music Man
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Pedro "the Music Man" is one of South Africa's most loved and famous storytellers for young and old audiences alike. He has worked as a musician, composer, story-teller and educator for more than thirty years in South Africa and around the world.
Pedro uses the African story telling style, with much participation from the audience, to introduce traditional African instruments and to inspire people of all ages with the joy of African music.
Pedro was born in Spain, grew up in France, and came to South Africa as a musician at the age of 19. Soon after, he met Andrew Tracey and began his lifelong work in the field of African music. In 1982 he initiated the practical African music course at the College of Music at UCT and in 1989 he established the Music Department at the Giyani College of Education in Limpopo. In the 1990s he became well-known as Pedro the Music Man in a long-running children’s television series. Music education is a passion for Pedro and he is now writing the music for the textbooks that will be used in primary schools in South Africa.