Karma Mayet Johnson is a multi-disciplinary performer, poet, composer, educator, and mystic. Offering vital Roots music for the 21st century, Karma Mayet’s sound is equal parts funk and glitter, Spanish Moss, cornbread and molasses.

Karma has performed at the world-famous Apollo, the Blue Note, The Juilliard School, Columbia University, Lincoln Center, and international venues including Sons d’Hiver (Paris),   and the Melbourne International Arts Festival. She has worked with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Meshell Ndegeocello, The Burnt Sugar Arkestra, Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, Bill T. Jones, Antibalas, and The Roots. Collaborators have included film-maker Michelle Parkerson, composer/pianist Major Scurlock, composer/guitarist Marvin Sewell, performance artist MonstaH Black, and the late guerilla theater innovator Rebecca Rice of D.C.’s Living Stage Theater Company, whose mentorship informs Karma’s ongoing practice of arts education as social activism.

Karma is composer of Indigo, a Blues opera: a music and dance-infused story of love and liberation, via Lesbians on the Underground Railroad. She is a featured vocalist on the The Mercy Suite, a collaboration between poet Yusef Komunyakaa and composer Tomas Doncker. Look for Karma Mayet’s original single September Song at cdbaby.com or itunes.com. Visit her website www.thisiskarma.net and join the mailing list to stay in touch!

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