Kahris is the epitome of the complete artist: a prolific songwriter, singer, dancer and music producer. Growing up in Jamaica, Kahris was inevitably exposed to rich artistic culture that did nothing less than fan the flames of a love that she already had burning for the arts. Now, Kahris seeks to use her passionate vocals, profound lyrics and powerful live presence to establish an imprint on the global music industry.
As a child, Kahris was simultaneously exposed to a variety of musical genres. Her mother introduced her to gospel albums very early and Kahris joined the church choir at age six. Her father later introduced her to the likes of Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Sade, Toni Braxton and Lauryn Hill, while her island home introduced her to the rich sounds of reggae and dancehall. After learning basic theory from her grandmother, Kahris taught herself the keyboard at age six and eventually wrote her first song at age ten. Being steeped in a blend of influences caused Kahris to develop a most unique fusion of R&B, Soul and Reggae and at the heart of her music is vulnerability, soulfulness and truth.
Kahris has amassed several prestigious opportunities. This includes performing in the presence of former Prime Minister of Jamaica, The Right Honourable Portia Simpson - Miller and other dignitaries. Kahris has also graced many stages including Parliament Hill, Ottawa (National Child’s Day 2017), Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto (Youth Day, Summer 2014), Queen's Park, Toronto (Canada Day, 2018), the Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto (2018) and Union Station, Toronto (TD Music Fridays, 2017). Her original, “Small Talk” was a Top 100 CBC Searchlight 2018 entry out of 2000+ entries that year and her unreleased original “Unspoken Words” received recognition as a short list entry for the 2019 SOCAN Young Canadian Songwriters Award. Kahris has also worked alongside the National Campus Radio Association (NCRA) and the Jamaican - Canadian Association (JCA).