Educator Profile

Chenits Pettigrew

Music Production

Chenits has developed and implemented a Hip Hop Education Series called Creative Culture that has run successfully in Pittsburgh, PA and Brooklyn, NY. A Bachelor’s degree from Penn State in Media Studies and an interdisciplinary Master’s degree from New York University in Art and Social Change have only served to enhance Chen’s ability to provide this service. Also Known as “Chen Lo”, he continues to make great music, spread love around the world and make history.

Chen Lo has shared the stage with the likes of The Roots Common, Erykah Badu, KRS-ONE, A Tribe Called Quest, Xzibit and has done work with the legendary Last Poets. To date, he has recorded notable collaborations with K’Naan, Murs Jean Grae and Ryan Leslie.

Chen and his band, The Lo Frequency, have toured with Jazz at Lincoln Center on the Rhythm Road performing and implementing music/culture workshops and master classes in Morocco,
Tunisia, Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Bahrain and Honduras. He has also been involved in music related projects in South Africa, Swaziland, Senegal, Vietnam and Brazil.

Chen Lo’s music has been featured on major television networks and shows including: BET, MTV and CBS. He was a frequent contributor to BETJ’s My Two Cents bringing his personal and
professional perspectives the world.