Music in Schools Today: Mentor Raman Kia
Music in Schools Today
Buddahead Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter
Raman Kia is the guitarist, singer and songwriter for the alternative rock group Buddahead.
In April of 2004, the group released their debut album, Crossing the Invisible Line , which quickly became a media favorite of not only radio stations, but magazines and television as well, including Teen People and the WB network.
This is a band with a social conscience, actively supporting the work of non-profit organizations War Child
and Musicians on Call .
Raman's parents split up when he
was young, and he
first nine years in Iran with his
At that time, Iran was a war-torn nation, and Raman
grew up witnessing the horrors of war.
The piano in his
house provided him a creative path to escape from all the violence.
At age nine, he
moved to England where his
mother lived, to attend a Catholic military boarding school.
now lives in New York City.
: Getting a record deal and making an album was not something that happened very easily for me.
There were so many years of trying and so many setbacks that when I finally got the deal and started making an album I wrote an e-mail to my manager and said to him that it feels as though I am finally crossing an invisible line.
then wrote back and said that perhaps I should call my album that.