Karina Pasian

by ethnic on May 27, 2009

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 18, 1991

Ethnicity: Armenian, Dominican Republic

Karina Pasian is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. Her father, Rafael Pasian, is a producer.

She has stated that her first language is Russian, and that she can sing in multiple languages, including Russian, Turkish, Arabic, English, Spanish, Italian, and French. She learned some of these languages while living in a multicultural neighborhood in New York.

Armenia was under Soviet rule until 1991, which is perhaps why Karina speaks Russian.

She is sometimes compared to Alicia Keys. who also has a mixed heritage, and because they both play the piano.

photo by Aisia Williams / Shutterstock.com

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

andrew July 17, 2017 at 2:50 am

her father, Rafael Pasian, is a producer

I love you, Roger Scientist March 7, 2012 at 11:34 am
SayWhat?? March 5, 2012 at 4:33 pm

I am Armenian and I think she obviously had more looks from her Dominican heritage!! Regardless, in the end she is beautiful and I am impressed with all the languages she knows!

. August 24, 2011 at 7:57 am

Her mom is 100% dominican & her dad is dominican/armenian. Btw dominicans are/can be cosidered black due to the difference betweet ethnicity and nationality which is why she say she’s black

Yet7 July 24, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Dominicans are not black, most Dominican are multiracial with mulatto being the majority.

rafael July 24, 2011 at 7:30 pm

yeah,only 90% black!!!!

amber B July 25, 2011 at 3:31 pm

@yet 7 and what is a mulatto again? And if they are multiracial what are the multi races that Dominicans are mixed with? And what is a black person? what is an African American?

BRAZIL March 28, 2012 at 10:43 am




monica June 20, 2011 at 11:50 pm

love her! shes so talented, yet so underrated

kathleen March 7, 2011 at 4:01 pm

karina’s mom is afro-dominican
i think her dad could be dominican and armenian. not too sure, but she is definitely black/mixed dominican on her moms side

BRAZIL March 28, 2012 at 10:44 am


the majority of domican are black

afro doesnt exist

tiny June 10, 2010 at 3:04 pm

she even said she was black

boobboo May 15, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Exactly even though dominican is blacck but from a hispanic culture

Wat??? November 13, 2009 at 5:42 am

love this girl!! She can SANG!!

boobboo May 15, 2011 at 6:35 pm

ik you should hear her song slow motion

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