INA KARIAN is of Armenian origin, born and grew up in Marseille in France. She was influenced by Mediterranean and Oriental culture from her early childhood. She loves the scene above all and started performing as an actress first in the theater, cabaret , TV , movies and was also singing the most famous classics. Then she gathered around her a large group of musicians , who share her passion for World music. And started to play her compositions in the festivals and on stage in theaters in France and in Germany . Her first 2 titels EP which was realized by Stefane Mellino (from the group “les négresses vertes”) was in several radios playlists , among them FIP. Soon is the second 4 Titles EP to be released . Definitely opened to the different musical cultures of the World, it will reveal a swaying style, bearing the imprint of jazzy and gypsy-rock tones. With her festive and jubilant energy, Ina Karian has only one goal which is to make you dance and discover her music that she named “World music in French”!
At 12 years old she started her career in professional ball orchestras. Above all, she likes to break down the arbitrary partitions of genres. Her eclecticism leads her to play with Ray Lema, Zao, Baba Djan, Sam Mangwana, So Kalmery, Kekele, Omar Pene… She has also accompanied Hugues Aufray on stage and in the studio for twenty years.
Jazz guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, composer, director and sound engineer. He performs with several formations ranging from Jazz, to world song and even Funk. (performed in the “New Morning” with Echoes of, the first part of Earth, Wind and Fire at the “Folies Bergères” with Solyls, in Solidays Festival etc …). He works also regularly, as a theater composer.
Bassist and guitarist, arranger, director and musical director. He played, recorded, produced or arranged musical projects for artists of Afro, Jazz, Latin, Caribbean, RnB, Gospel, etc ..., notably with Manu Dibango, Touré Kunda, Bonga, Waldemar Bastos, Les Tambours de Brazza , Pierre Akendengue, Francis Bebey, Justin Vali, Gospel pour cent voix, Chuck Brown, Bembeya jazz, Ruby Wilson ..…
Jazz musician, he plays with various world and swing groups for festivals (like : Festival de la Villette, Banlieues Bleues, Jazz Valley, Tabarka Jazz Festival in Tunisia etc...) and on stages (the opening act for Cheb Khaled with Casta Cali in Bercy, the “Zenith”, the “Cirque d'Hiver”, the “Cabaret Sauvage”, the “Sentier des Halles”, the “Bataclan” with Sapho etc...). He has an ethnic and African music discography.