Singer/songwriter Carl Brister first came to national attention when his works were featured on NBC, BET, Pandora, Music Choice, Spotify, and more. He describes his sound as “Free Music” that combines elements of Soul, R&B, Pop, and Dance in a retro fusion that takes you back while moving you forward. Carl’s single, “L.O.V.E.” is now available as a remix by Mark Wilson.

“I write music that makes you laugh, smile, and think,” Brister explains. “There’s always a feel-good element to my music. What makes you feel better than love? Everything begins and ends with “L.O.V.E.” It’s what we all need!”

Brister’s work is in education, where he finds joy in teaching children in urban communities.

“I’ve been a math/science instructional coach for grades k -8 in Newark for two and a half years ” he explains “My role is to coach the teachers on how to provide quality instruction and help them work with students. Prior to this, I started out as a Math teacher in Newark Public Schools for six years.”

A husband and  father of two sons, Brister is the CEO and founder of Music Village and uses music to bring people together through The Love+Unity Fest – a free family event created to inspire unity in the community. Carl uses that platform to help get his message of love, unity, understanding, and togetherness.

“Carl’s voice and message resonate with audiences that are looking for a glimmer of hope in the world,” says Pandora Music’s Akim Bryant. “His single, “L.O.V.E.”, speaks to the heart during these uncertain times.”

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