KARMA. THE NATURAL LAW THAT EVERY ACTION PRODUCES A CERTAIN EFFECT.MUSIC IS A FREEDOM, MUSIC IS LOVE, MUSIC IS EVERYONE’S KARMA
Riding high on the popularity of their monster hit ‘Prescription’ former Chutney-Soca Monarch Ravi B/Nisha B and their band Karma have certainly kicked off a performance-packed Carnival 2K13 season in fantastic form.
Ravi B / KARMA have been instrumental intriggering an international awareness of this music genre overseas, creating some massive productions. Prevalent in Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana and Surinam,’Chutney Soca’ itself is described as a crossover style of music incorporating Soca elements and Hindi-English lyrics, with the indigenous ‘Chutney’ music complemented by Indian instruments like the dholak and dhantal.
Ravi Bissambhar claims to be inspired by international artistes like Kumar Sanu, Sonu Nigam, Eminem and Machel Montano, but what inspires him the most is his parents, his brother Anil, sisters Nalini and Nisha, his love for music and most importantly God. Ravi has toured the Caribbean, U.S.A, Canada, Guyana, Europe and Suriname; representing Trinidad’s culture, chutney and soca. He was also nominated for Best Chutney Soca artiste at the Virgin Records Awards in March 2006
He is the lead male vocalist, music director, producer and arranger for the Caribbean fused music band Karma. He is also a presenter with Trinidad and Tobago’s East Indian radio station, 90.5fm. The Karma band is made up of Jeewanlal Bissambhar, Nisha Bissambhar, Ravi Bissambhar, Anil Bissambhar, Rajesh Ganess, Hemraj Rattan, Daryl Valentine,and Gregory Ayuen.
Since its inauguration Karma has produced six albums, Evolution, A.B.C, Party Mix, Secret 48, Karma Mangalam, Destiny and Karmasutra. Karma is currently working on their 7th and 8th albums, Destiny 2 and Band Ah D Year, a party mix. Presently they are supported by The River Night Club of New York, Club Tobago New York, and Mingles New York. Karma has also launched their new studio, Karma productions
There seems to be no slowing down for top Chutney-Soca outfit Karma. The band, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2012, and has had an action packed year thus far complete with a vigorous Carnival season, numerous tours and concert spectaculars. Karma will be blazing trails in various high profile appearances around the globe. Just recently, Karma moved a step closer in its quest to take the Chutney-Soca genre to mainstream audiences when they performed for visitors at North America’s beloved theme park, Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey. The band’s lead female vocalist, Nisha Bissambhar, who received rave reviews for her performance in the famed amusement park said, “We feel very honoured to have performed at Six Flags. We are always excited to have the opportunity to break international barriers and represent T&T, Chutney-Soca and Caribbean music on the whole, especially in front of such diverse crowds.”
T&T Carnival 2013 was deemed a landmark season for Karma as vocalists Ravi B, Nisha B and Gregory Ayuen received public endorsements from several local and regional entertainers both on and off social media. One such endorsement was an invitation to Ravi by Soca King Machel Montano to do a feature performance at Montano’s ‘Machel Monday’ concert event. Ravi also cemented his place at the finals of the International Groovy Soca Monarch in which he placed 4th and also earned the 3rd place spot for his presentation in the overall competition with his hit single, “Prescription”.
Recent hits include “Prescription” – “Friends With Benefits Ravi B Ft. Konshens”, – “CYA COME Ravi B ft Skinny Fabulous”, and ‘D Boss Neil ‘Iwer’ George joins Ravi B on the latest Chutney-Soca hit ‘Lawa’.
Keep up to date with the latest Karma news and music via http://www.karmaholics.com/ and both Nisha B and Ravi B’s Facebook Pages. Also, the Ravi B and Karma App is available for Iphone, Android and Blackberry.
|Chutney Soca – Urban Dictionary >>> http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=chutney%20soca|
|Also known as chutney (the music). A blend of soca music – Trinidad and Tobago’s indigenous music – and Indian chutney music, which is characterized by the sitar, the tabla and others. The singing mostly consists of distinctly traditional Indian notes and timbre, although it is often mixed with North American sounds such as rap, and Trinidadian or other Caribbean dialects, depending on which island the chutney soca music is from. Chutney soca music is a cultural result of the mix between the large African (Black) and Indian populations in Trinidad, as well as other islands such as Guyana.|
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