RAVI B AND KARMA
Ravi is one of the most prestigious Indian male artistes from Trinidad and Tobago because of his versatility and charming personality. He is one of the youngest and most creative musical producers, directors, singers and one of the most sought after musical programmers in Chutney and Soca.
Ravi attended the Sangre Grande Hindu school, North Eastern College, University of the West Indies and he is currently pursuing his degree in business management and sound engineering. Ravi started his career with his uncle (Krishna Teddy Bissambhar) and father (Jewanlal Buzzy Bissambhar) singing at the age of 13 and ever since this young artiste has just kept on aspiring. At the age of 25 he became the lead vocalist, music director,producer and arranger for the popular Caribbean fused music band Karma which he founded with his brother (Anil Bissambhar) and his sister (Nisha Bissambhar). He is also a top radio personality with Trinidad and Tobago’s leading East Indian radio station, 90.5fm.
This young superstar was always inspired by international artistes like Micheal Jackson, Kumar Sanu, Sonu Nigam,Eminem and Machel Montano, but what inspires him the most is his parents, his brother Anil, sisters Nalini and Nisha,his love for music and most importantly God. Ravi has toured the Caribbean, North America, Canada, Guyana, Europe and Suriname, representing Trinidad and Tobago’s culture, Chutney and Soca.
He was also voted the Best New Artiste in the year 2003 and he received the award for Best Bhajan album in 2005 following a numerous amount awards over the years, his recent being Chutney male Artiste of the year 2015, best ChutneySoca Song of 2015 and Chutney band of the year 2010 to 2015 at the International Soca Awards 2015 that took place in New York City. He is also presently nominated for Best Chutney Soca artiste at the International Reggae Awards 2015 in October. Ravi was also a finalist in the Mastana Bahar and Chutney Soca Monarch competition in 2010 becoming the youngest person to have ever won the CSM Title. He is also the current Chutney Soca Monarch (CSM) 2015 and Traditional Chutney Soca Monarch(TCM) 2015, three titles that again makes him the youngest to hold three titles.
Presently he is making waves with his big hit songs GT, Dutty, Dulahin, Monday, Over doing it, Prescription, Bread, Drinka, Rum is meh lover, Dularie and Jep sting to name a few.
Some of his greatest achievements includes being the first Chutney Soca artiste to cross a million views on YouTube with his ever popular track ‘Drinka’ and is still the first Chutney Soca artiste to trend on Twitter on the night of 2013 Groovy Soca Monarch when he performed his monster hit ‘Prescription’ which placed him fourth being defeated by the best of Soca, Machel Montano, Iwer George and Blaxxx. Ravi B is also the first artiste to cross 100000 fans on Facebook. He performed along side Nitin Mukesh in 1996, Shah Rukh Khan in 1999, formed Karma in 2003 together with his Father, Brother, and Sister (“Jeewanlal, Anil, and Nisha Bissambhar”), joined the 90.5 FM family in 2002, performed with Kumar Sanu at the 90.5 FM cook out competition in 2004, was chosen to open the Bollywood Music Awards2005, the Bollywood Movie Awards 2006, received Best Sounding Band at Unifest 2006 in Miami, having his own concert for Father’s day annually and singing with Babul Supriyo on the same stage at Zen Trinidad.
Ravi B has already produced 12 Albums which Includes Karma Evolution, A.B.C.party mix, Secret 48, Karma Mangalam, Destiny 1,2,3, Karmasutra, Karmasutra 2.0., Karmageddon, Secret 69 and Bread The Album. He is a really humble person and you can look forward to alot of success from Ravi B yet to come in the near future.
Ravi B was the only artiste chosen to perform at the launch of the ScotiaBank Toronto Carnival 2013 (Caribana), he was also featured on National TV on CP24 News!
In 2014, Ravi B collaborated with Machel Montano and MahaLaxmi Iyer on Ravi’s hit track Breakaway to become the biggest collaboration in Chutney and Soca. Ravi also collaborated with Kerwin Du Bois in 2015 on there monster track ‘Over Doing It’ Collaborated with Konshens in 2013, with Alison hinds and Nadia Batson in 2015 and with Kes in 2009 for the monster track ‘JepSting’
Ravi B has a dream and a mission to take his music to the world, to the billboards and to make his mark for Trinidad and Tobago.
KARMA. THE ACTION OF LIFE. The natural law that every action produces a certain effect. When Anil, Ravi, Nisha and Jeewanlal Bissambhar decided to re-venture into the Soca, Chutney Soca and Bollywood industry with their style and their musical influence, Karma was born. In existence for a period of only twelve years, this team has fully become a household name and musical pioneers in Trinidad and Tobago.
Since its inauguration Karma has produced 12 albums, Evolution, A.B.C (another bad creation) party mix, Secret 48, Karma Mangalam, Destiny, Karmasutra, Destiny 2, Destiny 3, Karmasutra 2.0., Karmageddon, Secret 69 and Bread The Album. They have secured a place in the chutney and soca industry with hits such as Scorpion, Godonwa, Bison, Gul yuh start meh, Dularie, Jepsting, Rum is meh lover, KarmaSlam 1 to 5 , Drinka, Prescription, Bread, OverDoing it, Dulahin, Monday, GT and many more .
Karma is a group of young vibrant artistes and musicians that is really humble, down to earth and discipline. Their mission is to carry our prestige Trinbago culture to the highest and re-introducing our roots to the youth of our nation and the world. Presently they are supported by Digicel. Karma is a world renowned Caribbean fused band that is also capable of performing different genres of music like hip hop, edm, pop, dance and alternative and has represented Trinidad and Tobago several times and will continue to do so with the solid backing of their millions of fans.
Karma recently copped the Best Chutney Soca band of the year, Best Male ChutneySoca Artiste and ChutneySong of the year at the 2015 International Soca Awards in New York City.