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Biography - Karis & Friends.

A New addition to the L.A. Afro/World music scene, Karis & friends is an 7-piece ensemble, bringing the rhythms and sounds of Africa, South America, and the Caribbean to the Southern California audience, with a message of love, peace,and togetherness. Karis, a kenyan born musician fuses jazz, bossa nova, soukous, reggae, and salsa, translating his songs into swahili, doula, english, spanish and his native language, to make a world music gumbo without boundaries. His energy both as a musician, and in person is electric and fills the room instantaneously.

Purpose

Music is a language; a universal language,with its various styles and genres representing the different dialects and accents of this language. We are all one, regardless of our color, shape, size, social status, or race, and we believe that by combining all these styles of music together on stage, we are using ours gifts as an avenue for spreading a spirit of peace, love, and togetherness, in this times when the whole world needs it most. We are Ambassador of Peace!

 

Musicians

Karis - guitars/vocals,
Fred Doumbe - bass,
Robert Ruiz - drums,
Vega - Sax,
Omar "Legend" - Keys,
Carol Asali - Vocals

Active Since

01/98

Genre

World / Jazz / Christian

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