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About me:My name is Christian Craan a.k.a 'Roots' and I am from Port-au-Prince Haiti. I am the founder and bass player for Milele Roots. Formally I played with Irie Nation. I went to high school in Maitland (Apopka) FL and graduated from Forest Lake Academy. I attended The University of Tennesse at Chattanooga and earned a BS in Marketing and a BA in French. I started playing Bass as a hobby in Business School and after my divorce in 1995 I decided to follow my heart and work toward a career in music. In 1997, Milele Roots was born and finally after many obstacle Milele Roots released it's debut album: 'Eternal (12 Original Trackc on FocalPoint Records). I reside in Chattanooga, TN and continue to work toward taking Milele Roots to higher Heights.
Member Since:April 14, 2004
Last Login:January 19, 2013
Location:Chattanooga, TN
Birthday:December 25
Music means to me:a medium to have a soulful experience
Bassist and Founder of Milele Roots.
Greetings to each and everyone, Peace, Love and Brightest Vibrations!
New Album avail. Locally at All Things Groovy on Frazier Ave (across from Walgreens). And At Shows. On the Net: iTunes ( http://itune.com/ ); CD Baby ( http://cdbaby.com/cd/mileleroots ); Rhapsody ( http://ww.rhapsody.com/mileleroots )
Richard Winham (WUTC-FM/NPR) Wrote: "Milele Roots have expanded their sound beyond roots reggae to a mix that comfortably embraces muted Miles-ish trumpet, Perry's pan fired-dub, soulful vocals, and a guitarist who adds a rock flavor without overpowering the groove. The band is grounded by a very tight rhythm section featuring a fine keyboard player giving their music a reliably melodic and sensual foundation. Marley established the mode, Milele are building on it, making their own roots rock reggae for the 21st century."
Eternal was recorded in 6 sessions at The Sound Lair
Schools:Bachelor of Science - Business Administration with a Marketing Concentration 1991.
Bachelor of Arts - Foreign Languages with a Concentration in French 2002
General Interests:Photography, Bicycle riding, Tennis, Cooking for healthful living. And Peace and Justice for Haiti and all the other places were people are denied their basic human rights with Economical Chains, Fear and military police!
Other Distractions:Bicycle Riding

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