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The Katinas are 5 of 12 children who have been singing
together since early childhood. The brothers, (John, Joe, James,
Jesse, and Sam), grew up on the tropical Polynesian island of
American Samoa. American Samoa is located about 1,000 miles
south of Hawaii. They and their siblings were surrounded by
music growing up. The music that they perform together reflects
their values and their faith.
In 1988, the Katinas moved to Washington State
to be with their mother as she battled cancer. After her death,
the brothers moved to Nashville and have since continued to
travel, singing about the love their mother taught them and
their commitment to Christ.
The Katinas have performed at youth conventions,
camps, high schools, churches, television broadcasts and radio
shows. They 've performed throughout the United States, Canada,
Holland, Switzerland, New Zealand, and Hawaii. They've performed
with BeBe and CeCe Winans, Andrae Crouch, Kenny Rogers, Christ
Church Choir, and many others.
Their style of music is very versatile and appealing
to all ages and backgrounds. The close harmonies and voice range
of the Katinas is truly wonderful. These young Samoan men bring
a refreshing sound to many songs in both the traditional and
contemporary field. With their talent, the Katinas have a solid
future in christian music. There is no substitute for the pure
acappella harmonies that sing of the glory of the lord.
Over the last few years, The Katinas have built
a dedicated following with their straight ahead pop/R&B sound.
Fueled by chart toppers like "Draw Me Close," and "Thank You,"
these 5 brothers have carved a niche distinctly their own in
the CCM community.
Never is that unique style and sound more accessible
than on their new studio project, Roots. Roots borrows heavily
from the studio polish of 1999's The Katinas and 2000's Destiny,
as well as the worshipful energy of their most current project,
Beyond that though, Roots finds the Samoan natives
taking on new challenges and coming together like a cohesive
musical force like never before. With an aggressive touring
schedule and sure to be radio hits like "Changed," and "Freedom,"
Roots will dig deeper than The Katinas ever have before.