Spirit Familia has a Truly Fresh sound in Today's music scene. With Latin / Salsa ( as the foundation ), Soul, and Island, melody's and rhythms, in the mix. an exotic dance atmosphere is created. With a musical and lyrical orientation created to help people feel good about All Of Life, Spirit Familia is here to be a co-creator of a healed and happy world, along with other like minded individuals, groups, and organizations.
Spirit Familia as a Vision was born in the Valleys, Waterfalls, and Coconut trees of the Big Island of Hawaii. where Jomo lived for 17 years. Nurtured also by the Crashing Waves, and Volcanic Eruptions, The Vision first took form as Spirit Ohana ( Hawaiian for Spirit Family ) in the mid 90's. playing Soul and Island / Reggae. While raised in a family where music was all around, it was various world events, which inspired him devote his life to Helping to to co- create a truly beautiful world through music. "Healthy Music has the power to Truly Heal and and reaffirm the Divine Dignity of All Of Life" says Jomo. While enjoying the benefits of having a promotional contract with Mat Young Enterprise ( a major recording and booking agency in Waikiki, Hawaii, Jomo realized something was missing. The missing ingredient was the Latin / Salsa.
While in Prayer one evening in Hilo Hawaii, The "Quiet Voice" which guides my life, told me to come to Tucson, Arizona. I had never been there or knew anyone who lived there, so it did not make any sense to leave Hawaii and come to the desert; yet I came anyway. I love it here. Now I know part of the reason for the call. The Music. Now living in Tucson, and the name changed to Spirit Familia ( Latin for Family ), the addition of the Latin / Salsa to the Soul and Island genres, created a truly exotic mix. Major influences for Spirit Familia include: Tito Puente, Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Carlos Santana, Motown, James Brown, and the island music of Marley and Belefonte.
Spirit Familia's line up is:
1. Jomo Alan: Band Leader : Flute, Sax. Drums, Keyboard, Percussion, Vocals
2. Dave Coffman : Bass, Keyboard, vocals
3. Stefan Cochran : Guitar, Vocals, Bass
4. Nick : Drums, Timbales, Vocals
5. George Blum: Violin, Vocals
6. Chris Van Haten : Trombone, Background vocals
7. Danyelle : Vocals, percussion
8. Steve Meinhardt : Trumpet, background vocals
9. Zebo: Congas, percussion
10. Russ: Trumpet, Alto Sax, Vocals
With world events accelerating in both wonderful and challenging ways, Spirit Familia has raised the bar on our contributions to help co-create a truly wonderful world. The Intention, musical collaborations and co-creations between the members is at an all time high. While there is debate on whether we get to chose what manifest in our lives, and our time on earth, One thing is certain: We Always Get To Choose: On How to Frame It. Transformative times call for Awesome Transformative Music, Spirit Familia Is On The Scene!