In One Accord
A fundamental sense of oneness of all life can be reached through music but there has to be a base consistent in compassion and empathy.”
Born Christopher Smith in St. Thomas US Virgin Islands, and formerly known as RasPuma, Puma Ptah remembers writing lyrics from as early as elementary school.
In 2006 he moved to Virginia where he joined several Local bands which eventually lead to joining the renowned DC based Thievery Corporation and was featured on their 2011 “Culture of Fear” voicing songs “Overstand” and “False Flag Dub” and continues his international travels with the group today.
In 2012 he was featured on the “The Archives” debut album produced by Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation with tracks “Who’s Correct” “More to Life” “Sensibility” and more.
In 2014 after an official 8 year journey and commitment, Puma decided to take the Ras off his title and move forward from the faith. In 2015 he added the title “Ptah” which generally represented craftsmanship and the creativity of artisans in Kemetic society, but originated with the ability to transform raw scattered thoughts and ideas, and manifest a dynamic use of organized words and thoughts.
Puma is currently recording tracks for the upcoming Thievery Corporation album while moving into the solo world teaming up with Honest Music to release his EP “In One Accord” on May 29.