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KIVA

Music Production Instructor

Kiva is an artist, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and owner of Adios Babylon Records.
Founding his record label in 2004 in NYC, Kiva has released numerous albums and has
produced and remixed for a myriad of underground soul, hip hop, reggae, & dance music artists.
Kiva’s music have been released on such labels as Adios Babylon, King Tubby's Dub Heritage
Foundation, Haze St. Dub, Destroy All Concepts, Galaxy Soundstation, Tommy Boy, and
Kindred Spirits.


He has shared stages with such artists as Lee Scratch Perry, Jay-Z, Shaggy, Midnite, Pressure
Busspipe, Mykal Rose, Akae Beka, I Grade Dub, Kode 9, Joe Nice, RSD, and many more. A
well-travelled musician with appearances at festivals like Sonar (Spain), Hove (Norway),
Roskilde (Denmark), and Montreaux Jazz (Switzerland), Kiva is also a regular performer at the
mystic Dub in the Rainforest festival on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Kiva is also a world-renowned Ableton Live Certified Trainer with over 15 years teaching
experience. He has taught Ableton and music production to 7000+ students worldwide, from
novice producers just beginning to pursue the craft, to legendary top professionals looking to
embrace new music technology.