Sacred Altering Prayer’formance
African Inspired Music & Dance
Grammy award winner Chris Berry is an eclectic singer and songwriter, multi-instrumentalist virtuoso, and high-energy performer and teacher. From his humble beginning during Robert Mugabe’s regime in Zimbabwe, he has blasted his powerful Afro-infused sound around the World for over twenty years; rocking audiences from NYC’s Irving Plaza to sold out stadiums in South Africa and Sydney Australia’s famous Opera House. He has released over a dozen albums; scored the soundtrack for three films; and has been collaborating and performing with some of the World’s best performers like Eminem, Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann, Senegalese Afro-Pop sensation Yousoou N’dour, Cuban Legends Los Munequitos de Mantanzas, Jazz artist Paul Winter, Jamaican rhythm and production duo Sly (Dunbar) and Robbie (Shakespeare), Fugee’s producer Handel Tucker, and many more.
Chris spent a ten year journey with Africa. Eight of these years were spent in Zimbabwe, found himself living in the ghettos where he sought to study the music of the Shona people. He became initiated by the village elders into their heritage, mastered the Mbira, spirit channeling, and learned to speak their language fluently. He formed the band Panjea which fused Funk with elements of Hip-Hop, Afro-Pop, and traditional African music.
This year he is offering a 6 day drum and dance music retreat right before Bali Spirit Festival and is going to perform with his students and other musician virtuosos and high energy prayer-formance, based on the practice he has channeled from his early ancestor, call Bana Kuma which means “Sacred Altering”.
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For more information about Sacred Altering Prayer’formance, see: https://www.chrisberrymusic.org