KARIKA

 

Songwriter (lyrics and music), singer


                                     

BIOGRAPHY

 Karika is a songwriter (lyrics and music), piano player and singer.  She was born and bred in the West Coast in Langebaanweg's Air Force Base.

I had a great love for that little place and it's people - and still do.  With the encouragement of my family and friends I started to experiement, compose and perform songs for piano from an early stage,  It's only recently that I decided to sing them as well.  My course through life brought me to the Bushveld after my father was reassigned to another Air Force Base.  I spend the rest of my high school career in Lephalale/Ellisras.  Once there I didn't have the necessary qualifications to take music as a subject and spend most of my time catching up at quite a pace!

 She decided to follow a career in music and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music  from the University of Potchefstroom.  Her majors were African music and Music theory.  She was one of the first members to join the conservatory's Marimba Band.  They performed at the opening of the Aardklop Art Festival that same year.  She accepted the challenge of writing a School Anthem and is ever since involved in writing songs for choirs to perform.

 Karika recorded her own songs with Elfhaven recording company.  She plays the piano and sings her own  compositions which is in English and/or Afrikaans.  The topics deal with underlining emotion / turmoil of everyday life.  

I try to focus on the positive outcomes in life, even if the situation doesn't look as if it can look any better-we can only but try.  There's already too much violence, corruption, pain, anger..... 

Her choice of style for the songs cannot be described as mainstream or classical.   It is best decribed as Adult Contemporary.   

She made her debut performance in Joburg 2006 and received a standing ovation at the end of the show.  The local news paper ,"The Joburg Sun"  described her as a "new and uprising star in South African music " and her voice as "beautiful and melodious" . 

 "I like to create songs that range form soothing to something a little more upbeat.  I think that songwriting is not always something that you can choose, but rather that it chooses you.  I find it difficult to ignore those nagging song ideas that keeps popping up when you least expect it.  That's usually the time when some of my best songs are born!"

 

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CD / MUSIC REVIEWS:

 

THE CITIZEN

THE CUE

DIE BURGER

 
 

 

PERFORMANCE  

 

 

TIENDUISEND ENGELE 

SONGS ON CD:

  • Droomland  
  • The thought of you 
  • African Sun 
  • Hollywood Story
  • Pitstop
  • Michaelangelo
  • Net soos jy
  • Koue Oorlog
  • Tienduisend engele
  • Burn my Bridges

 

SINGLE

  •  Oppad

 

 CONTACT INFO:

Cell nr: 083 610 2372

E-mail: 

karika.schutte@gmail.com 

 

 FOR BOOKINGS :

  • corporate functions
  • weddings
  • shows
  • other

 or to order CD:

 

Call Mari:

Cell: 082 7752388

Fax: 014 763 1531

E-mail: innovation1@vodamail.co.za




 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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