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Keli Ross-ma'u

Steel Drum from Oceanside, CA - Will travel up to 10 miles
MEMBER SINCE 2008
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$250 - $5000 per event
Keli Ross-Ma'u is currently one of the premiere Steel Drum
musicians for hire in Southern California. He has been playing music professionally since he was eleven years old, beginning in his father's band Semisi and FulaBula. While equally accomplished on the keyboard and bass guitar, Keli honed his abilities as a composer, band leader, and mentor of music at Trinity College, Connecticut, and through his extensive international travel. After receiving his BA with honors in Music in 2005, he began a lecture series on the Steel Pan at high schools and educational committees in Wellington and Christchurch, New Zealand, University of the South Pacific in Fiji, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, and Münster, Germany.

Keli's style is eclectic, featuring strong backgrounds in funk, jazz, classical, Latin, and the unique Pacific island groove from his father's Tongan heritage. He introduced the steel sound of the Caribbean into FulaBula when he was sixteen, but found the opportunity in 2004 to immerse himself in the culture and people of Trinidad and Tobago where the Steel Pan originated. Keli studied and practiced with a Steel Pan Orchestra called Pamberi in San Juan, Trinidad, and participated in the Panorama competitions during the season of Carnival. Pamberi later that year was the gracious voice for an eight-minute memorial piece composed and conducted by Keli called Dancing Ashes.

"Working with Pamberi reminded me of playing with my family. In Trinidad the steel pan brings whole neighborhoods together, it is a community instrument for men and women of all ages. I hope to bring through the sound of the steel drum that communal feel to wherever I play."
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2008
Dec
14
Private Event
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
2008
Dec
11
Private Event
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Please note Keli Ross-ma'u will also travel to Carlsbad, San Luis Rey, Vista, Bonsall, San Marcos, Encinitas, Cardiff By The Sea, Escondido, Rancho Santa Fe, Fallbrook, Solana Beach, Camp Pendleton, Del Mar, San Diego, Valley Center, Pala, Poway, La Jolla, Pauma Valley, Temecula, Winchester, Nuevo, San Clemente, Atwood, Palomar Mountain, Murrieta, Ramona, Capistrano Beach, Santee, Dana Point.
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