Native New Yorker Kevin Davis began his music career studying music theory and percussion while growing up in the multicultural communities of New York City. His music was influenced by Tito Puente, Eddie Palmeri and Sam Cooke and after studying abroad in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica, he relocated to Virginia's Capital City. He keeps the music close to his heart while playing with many national artists and directing Ban Caribe.
Ban Caribe is an exciting blend of Afro-Cuban, Latin, Caribbean and Soulful Rhythm and Blues, all held together with pulsating percussion. The musical compositions and arrangements are spiritually inspired by the rhythmic beats and chants of African music. Their music is soulful, sophisticated, universal and unique. Ban Caribe will create memories of tropical sands, balmy island breezes, and the clear water of paradise. Rumba with Soul to the "Clave Soul" sounds of Ban Caribe.
Currently Kevin is a faculty member at the University of Virginia, musical director and percussion instructor at the Latin Ballet of Virginia, Cofounder of the World Beat Workshop, guest artist with the Virginia Commission of the Arts and Young Audiences of Learning, Virginia and member of the music ministry at Ashbury Methodist and Saint James Episcopal Church.
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Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring (J.S. Bach)
Fur Elise (Ludvig Van Beethoven)
Toca La Clave
Time To Spend
A Song Of You