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The Katinas are a group of five brothers born in American Samoa, located about 1,000 miles south of Hawaii. Their music reflects their faith in the Lord as well as their love for their mother, who died shortly after the Katina family moved to Washington State in 1988; the family moved again to Nashville following this tragic event.
The Katinas began singing together while still children, and started performing at churches and fairs; as they grew, they concentrated on creating their musical message of love, faith, and family, writing many songs inspired by and dedicated to their mother. By 1995 they performed nationwide dates with R. Kelly, Jasmine Guy, DC Talk, and Amy Grant. The group's energetic, soulful style was captured on independent releases: 1991's Katina Boyz and We Believe, which led to a 1997 deal with Gotee Records. An EP, The Katinas, came out that year; a self-titled full-length album was released in 1999. So Good followed a year later; Destiny was issued in spring 2001. In 2009, the Katinas secured their position within the Christian rock community with the release of their deluxe CD/DVD Live at the Rock San Diego.
The Katinas are a Contemporary Christian music group. The family of five brothers hails from American Samoa, and moved to Washington, USA after the death of their mother in 1988. The group's members sang in church as children, and began playing fairs, soon moving up to nationwide slots opening for R. Kelly, Jasmine Guy, DC Talk, and Amy Grant. The group was signed to Gotee Records and have released several albums on the imprint, including a 2006 retrospective entitled Collection. Shortly after their 2006 "Collection" Release, their contract with Gotee expired. It was not renewed, and they are no longer signed to a label. Their album "Still" was independently released in August 2008. They recently performed at UCLA in 2009 from June 30 – July 2 for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and played in the Harvest Crusade of 2008 and 2009.
Following the devastation of the 2009 Samoa earthquake, the Katinas put on a benefit concert called "Hope for Samoa". It took place at the Fellowship Bible Church in Brentwood, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville, on October 7. They're still desperately trying to raise at least $60,000 for relief efforts. The closing date was November 10. They perform at Bayside of south Sacramento every once in a while, bringing in a minimum of 600 people in Sacramento City College.
They recently performed their song, "So Good," at the 2012 Republican National Convention.