A magical infusion of Reggae and Neo-soul into the dynamic sound of Gospel Music is what Kristine Alicia brings to the music industry. This Jamaican-born singer and songwriter integrates these diverse sounds and blends them with an energetic stage presence. Her powerful and sultry voice amplifies her own unique style. Her dynamic lyrics and captivating delivery reminds audiences that this soulful songstress clearly has something to say and commands attention to her message with the gift of her voice.
Kristine’s brilliance was evident from her first singing performance at the age of 9 in her hometown of Kingston, Jamaica; it was obvious that another gospel music star was in the making. Almost from birth her talents were nurtured by her father who is a classical musician and religious minister. He taught Kristine and her five younger siblings to sing and play the piano, and he also encouraged them to use their talents in church. What started out as a family pastime quickly became her passion, as participation in church and school choirs fueled her love for the stage.
Krisitne migrated to Florida with her parents and siblings to the U.S. at the age of 13, however, she has held on tightly to her Caribbean roots while growing in her religious faith and learning how to use her voice to express her beliefs. While in her teens, she competed in numerous Assemblies of God Fine Arts Festivals in the duet category. She was successful in winning at the local, state, and national levels with her distinctive vocal style. Her talent was further cultivated during her studies at Oral Roberts University, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication and Music.
Kristine diligently works at perfecting her craft, singing at local churches and musical events and has received glowing accolades for her poignant and often improvisational performances. In 2004, she won the South Florida Gospel Network Talent Fest; this propelled her into the recording studio where she has collaborated with local artists such as Avalanchee, Ordinary, Troy Anthony, and Monty G, as well as international artists Sherwin Gardner, Nigel Lewis, and producer DJ Frost of Lion of Judah Sounds. More notably, she has toured the U. S., Canada, and the Caribbean with international recording artist Papa San, serving as a back-up vocalist and appearing on his latest album 'Real and Personal'.
Her work as a promoter and distributor for Caribbean Gospel Records, Inc., and other independent artists, has encouraged her to concentrate on the gospel reggae genre. Envisioning its potential in the Christian music industry, Kristine went on to earn a Master's Degree in Music Business at the University of Miami, empowering her with the knowledge and skills that so perfectly compliment her natural talents. She is now poised to make a positive and powerful impact on the industry.
Kristine is devoted to promoting gospel reggae music in the Caribbean and improving the standards of Christian entertainment in the music industry. She continues to write songs she believes God has blessed her with and in turn uses them to bless others.
With love and humility, Kristine is optimistic about the future and her ability to make a difference in the lives of people through her songs. She remains true to her Caribbean heritage — she has never forgotten the early influences of Reggae music from her homeland. Krisitne continues to deliver songs with a positive message of hope and faith and is focused on her mission to touch lives and stir souls for God!
Learn more about Kristine at http://kristinealicia.com/