About Room Of Voices
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Room Of Voices' mission is to bring high quality music to uplift humanity and to serve as a vehicle for joy, inspiration and positive vibrations. Join us on a journey through the sounds, sights and to the spaces that our Music offers you and calls you to visit.
Featuring Mingo Lewis (drums/vocals) & Karissa Ssapien (synths/vocals). Room Of Voices is a new direction in music and a collective of world sounds. Prepare your mind, body, and soul to take a journey through the multidimensionality of this music. With waves of funk, psychedelica, jazz, world, dance, dubstep and fusion music Room of Voices creates a quest of inner depth to its listeners. A journey through the jungle, a walk into the desert, feel the power and submerge yourself into the illuminating sound waves that Room of Voices presents to you.
Room of Voices is a powerful 2-piece band, creating a one of a kind fusion of world dance music. The sound is explosive, with funky drum beats, deep bass, synthesized sounds, and soulful vocals. The band is composed of Mingo Lewis (drums/vocals) and Karissa Sound Sapien (synthesizers/vocals).
THE NEW ROOM OF VOICES ALBUM
ROOM OF VOICES
Drums | Vocals | Production
Mingo Lewis (drums / vocals / percussion) Mingo is one of the top hand percussionists and drummers in the world today. A music composer for film as well as a musician in the world of jazz, world, funk, rock, afro-Cuban, and fusion music. Mingo has been featured on many gold and platinum albums over the years, with artists such as Santana, Brian Eno, David Byrne, XTC, Billy Joel, Todd Rundgren, Aretha Franklin, Houssain Kili and others. Live performances include James Brown, Miles Davis, Ray Charles, Chick Corea, Al Di Meola, Jeff Beck, Tito Puente, and more.
Keyboards | Electronic Percussion | Vocals | Theremin
Karissa, otherwise known as "Sound Sapien," has her own voice in music, and sound design. She has studied jazz, world, electronic, dance and hip-hop music. She began playing piano as a child, and then moved on to drums, flute and vocals. Karissa is a song writer and she writes many of the lyrics for the group, as well as building layers of sound with electronic synthesizers and percussion. What Karissa brings to the band is a new approach to the world of ethno-electronica.
Room of Voices is a band for all people, races, ages, and walks of life. Our mission is much larger than simply playing music. We use our passion for music to help spread joy and happiness to a greater number of people.
We also donate a portion of our proceeds to charities that help others in need get access to clean drinking water and better living conditions. Join us in making a difference in this world with our music.
Drums | Vocals | Production
MINGO WAS BORN IN NEW YORK CITY, AND STARTED PLAYING DRUMS AT AGE SIX IN CLUBS WITH FATHER JIMMY (BABYFACE) LEWIS, WHOM AT THE TIME WAS A POPULAR BLUES AND JAZZ SINGER AND GUITARIST, WHO ALSO WORKED AS M/C AT THE COTTON CLUB, MOTHER JANE WORKED AT BIRDLAND SO I GUESS THIS IS HOW IT ALL STARTED.
MINGO'S HOME KNOWN AS THE "JAM SESSION " HOUSE AFTER HOURS WITH MUSICIANS MILES DAVIS, THELONIOUS MONK, MAX ROACH AND MANY OTHER GIANT'S IN THE JAZZ WORLD. AS A YOUNG BOY, MINGO BECAME THE HOUSE DRUMMER. AT THE AGE OF 12 MINGO BECAME VERY INTERESTED IN AFRO-CUBAN MUSIC AND STARTED TO STUDY FOLKLORIC MUSIC.
ONE DAY MINGO'S MOM GAVE HIM TICKETS TO SEE A CONCERT AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN FOR SANTANA AND THIS WAS A NEW ERA FOR THE YOUNG MUSICIAN WHO JOINED THE GROUP AT AGE 15. MINGO PLAYED WITH SANTANA FOR A FEW YEARS BUT SOON DECIDED HE NEEDED TO GROW. WHILE ON TOUR MINGO WAS TURNED ONTO CHICK COREA’S “RETURN TO FOREVER” WHICH HE SOON JOINED AFTER LEAVING SANTANA BAND.
MINGO IS KNOWN FOR HIS WORK ON MANY BRILLIANT ALBUMS, AND HAS PERFORMED LIVE AND OR RECORDED WITH: SANTANA, AL DI MEOLA, RETURN TO FOREVER, BILLY JOEL, THE TUBES, TODD RUNDGREN, X.T.C, JAMES BROWN, ARETHA FRANKLIN, DAVID BRYNE, BRAIN ENO, JAN HAMMER, JOE SATRIANI, MILES DAVIS, THIRD WORLD, INNER CIRCLE, RAQUEL WELCH, TONI BASIL, STANLEY CLARKE, JOHN MC LAUGHLIN, EDDIE PALMIERI, TITO PUENTE AND OTHER GREATS.
MINGO WAS SIGNED TO CBS RECORDS AT AGE 19 AS A SOLO ARTIST AND PRODUCED ONE ALBUM WITH THE COMPANY CALLED "MINGOS FLIGHT NEVER ENDING."
MINGO MOVED TO EUROPE AND STARED TO STUDY NORTH AFRICAN RHYTHMS AS WELL AS STARTING HIS NEW PROJECT CALLED ROOMOF VOICES, WHICH IS RELEASING ROOM OF VOICES NEXT ALBUM, AND PREPARING TO GO ON TOUR.
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