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The Katinas are 5 of 12 children who have been singing together since early childhood. The brothers, (John, Joe, James, Jesse, and Sam), grew up on the tropical Polynesian island of American Samoa. American Samoa is located about 1,000 miles south of Hawaii. They and their siblings were surrounded by music growing up. The music that they perform together reflects their values and their faith.


In 1988, the Katinas moved to Washington State to be with their mother as she battled cancer. After her death, the brothers moved to Nashville and have since continued to travel, singing about the love their mother taught them and their commitment to Christ.

The Katinas have performed at youth conventions, camps, high schools, churches, television broadcasts and radio shows. They 've performed throughout the United States, Canada, Holland, Switzerland, New Zealand, and Hawaii. They've performed with BeBe and CeCe Winans, Andrae Crouch, Kenny Rogers, Christ Church Choir, and many others.

Their style of music is very versatile and appealing to all ages and backgrounds. The close harmonies and voice range of the Katinas is truly wonderful. These young Samoan men bring a refreshing sound to many songs in both the traditional and contemporary field. With their talent, the Katinas have a solid future in christian music. There is no substitute for the pure acappella harmonies that sing of the glory of the lord.




Over the last few years, The Katinas have built a dedicated following with their straight ahead pop/R&B sound. Fueled by chart toppers like "Draw Me Close," and "Thank You," these 5 brothers have carved a niche distinctly their own in the CCM community.

Never is that unique style and sound more accessible than on their new studio project, Roots. Roots borrows heavily from the studio polish of 1999's The Katinas and 2000's Destiny, as well as the worshipful energy of their most current project, Lifestyle.

Beyond that though, Roots finds the Samoan natives taking on new challenges and coming together like a cohesive musical force like never before. With an aggressive touring schedule and sure to be radio hits like "Changed," and "Freedom," Roots will dig deeper than The Katinas ever have before.

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