Room of Voices
Room of Voices is a powerful 2-piece band that creates a one-of-a-kind fusion of World Dance music. Their sound is explosive with funky drum beats, deep bass, synthesized sounds, and soulful vocals. A new direction in music, Room of Voices is a collective of world sounds. Prepare your mind, body, and soul to take a journey through this multidimensional music. The band is composed of Mingo Lewis on drums and vocals and Karissa “Sound Sapien” Gallo on synthesizers and vocals.
Mingo Lewis 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, including with artists such as Santana, Brian Eno, David Byrne, XTC, Billy Joel, Todd Rundgren, Aretha Franklin, Houssaine Kili, and others. Mingo Lewis has performed live with James Brown, Miles Davis, Ray Charles, Chick Corea, Al Di Meola, Jeff Beck, Tito Puente, and more.
Karissa “Sound Sapien” Gallo has her own voice in music and sound design. She has studied Jazz, World, Electronic, Dance, and Hip Hop music. Gallo began playing piano as a child, moving on to drums, flute, and vocals. Karissa is a songwriter, writing many of the lyrics for Room of Voices, and builds layers of sound with electronic synthesizers and percussion. What Karissa brings to the band is a new approach to the world of Ethno-Electronica.