Fusion musician Christiane Karam turned to music for survival and teaches social change through song
Things were very dark
I came to the Berklee College of Music in Boston when I was twenty-six, excited but also apprehensive about starting over after years working in Beirut. Most students were younger and had lived a completely different life than mine. I had spent most of my life running from my life, and not building something. I felt like I was starting from scratch. Most musicians, by their mid-twenties, had a sound. They had figured out who they were as musicians and were on their way. I started as a freshman at Berklee, with kids who were eighteen.
I remembered back to when I was eighteen and stitching up bodies in the morgue.Read the full interview >>