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.
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