Karien de Waal
Composer. Songwriter. Leader.
About Karien de Waal
Karien de Waal is a musician, composer, music director and fine artist from Cape Town. She writes for and has performed with local and international orchestras and bands, writes music for film, teaches musicians and produces songs ranging from Classical to Christian Gospel and Afro-Jazz. She holds a dual-degree, focused in writing and production, from Berklee College of Music, USA and is endorsed by Fender SA on bass.
In 2018, Karien founded Join Bands, Not Gangs, a non-profit aimed at helping Youth tackle the scourge of gang violence and drugs on the Cape Flats through music programs in their communities. Karien works closely with strategic partners to realise its dream of gifting 1 million instruments to 1 million youth. She is passionate about creating mentorship and learning opportunities for young South Africans in order for them to find their unique purpose in life, all the while creating fresh, new music continually through various projects.
“Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.” – Matthew 19:26