Kelyn & Keite
Professional guitarist since the age of 16 after discovering Jazz at 15. Entered the Conservatory at 17, he began his first tour with Lucky Peterson at 20.
After graduating from the University of North Texas at 21, he multiplied tours and recordings with artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Archie Shepp, Bernie Worrell, Les Skatalites, Robert Randolph, Snarky Puppy, Emily King and many others.Today's tribute to Curtis Mayfield with "Kelyn & Keite" is both a retrospective of his work and a prophecy of peace and love. Kelyn’s project, arrangements and compositions, reflect Curtis’s soulful music, uncompromising, honest and uncompromisingly beautiful.
"Power to the People"
Born May 1, 1977 in Fort Worth, Texas, singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist (keyboard, drums, guitar).
Keite Young found himself in the middle of a family of musicians. His grandfather was a blues singer / Big Daddy Young, while his mother and father, Carrie and Dalon Collins, both sang and toured with Kirk Franklin & The Family.
Keite began writing songs when he was eight years old.
Keite get the lead role as singer for the "Prince of Egypt" soundtrack in 1998 with "Let My People Go".
The first album The Rise and Fall of Keite Young, was released at Hidden Beach in 2007, mixing soul, funk, R&B with a touch of gospel in a promising contemporary neo-soul stew.