Keltik Kharma®
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Keltik Kharma®

San Diego, California, United States | INDIE | AFM

San Diego, California, United States | INDIE | AFM
Band Jazz New Age


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"Review of The Kharma Zone"

I just listened to The Kharma Zone. I wanted to thank you so much for sending it and to say I think it's magnificent! its really, really great. I love the compositions, I love the production, the arrangements, everything. I turned it up real loud on my stereo and it sounded really good! I just wanted to thank you and send along a 5 star review on it from me.

- Jim Hinton, Songwriter and leader of Strange Woods


Keltik Kharma (SBE Records)
Keltik Klassiks (SBE Records)
The Keltik Age (SBE Records)
Green Jazz (SBE Records)
The Kharma Zone (KharmaTone Records)
Kharma Noir (KharmaTone Records)
iKharma (KharmaTone Records)



Keltik Kharma
is a California-based band performing Keltik Age and Green Jazzª

Keltik Kharma¨ began in 1990, started by founding members violinist Chris Vitas and guitarist Fred Benedetti. Chris and Fred were then known as the ÒMIDI Bros.Ó and performed a variety of styles of music with MIDI instruments, including traditional Celtic tunes. After many years, Chris and Fred went back to their roots with acoustic violin and guitar. Rather than being branded as an Irish bar band, they performed traditional Celtic music with some interesting differencesÑthey discovered that by changing meters (for example, from 6/8 to 4/4, or from 9/8 to 3/4), it made for much more interesting concerts.

The next level in the evolution of Keltik Kharma¨ resulted from the discovery of Green Jazzª. Starting with the same basic structure as the previous incarnation, namely Irish fiddle tunes, Keltik Kharma¨ enhanced these beautiful melodies by the inclusion of intricate improvisational sections performed on electric violin, guitar, bass and drums. The latest milestone in the Keltik Kharma¨ saga, Keltik Age, is the creation of original New Age compositions designed to Kharmatize audiences.