Born: September 1, 1976 Primary Instrument: Percussion
Achiri Karl Haas is a percussionist, ethnomusicologist, and teacher splitting his time between Boston, MA and his adopted home of Burlington, VT. His music is a continuous search for truth, peace, and communion, and each performance the reflection of an on-going spiritual quest for One-ness. He has performed music on three continents, playing styles ranging from jazz to pop to world, in venues as diverse as concert halls, dive bars, and African funerals. In addition to leading his own jazz trio, he is currently a member of the avante-garde jazz group The Infinite Ensemble, sruti-rock band Bangalore, and the Afro-pop group Samba Lolo. Included among his teachers are Jamey Haddad, Vicente Lebron, David Locke, and Alhaji Abubakari Wumbei. He has presented his research at conferences for the New England Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology as well as the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, and has published articles in Percussive Notes and the Pacific Review of Ethnomusicology.
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.