Christian has been immersed in community outreach and service work since he was a child. His mother, always involved in non-profit, advocacy and activism work for under-served communities, would have Christian and his twin brother, Kiel Adrian, volunteering right along with her. She would often tell them, “I AM my brother’s keeper and so are you.”

The necessity of giving back, advocacy and activism has manifested in many forms for Christian. Sometimes his music sheds light or provides a backdrop for intellectual thought on a subject or circumstance. At other times, Christian goes into schools, all over the globe, to share his experiences and knowledge with young people.  In his hometown of New Orleans, he may be seen playing for a NO/AIDS Task Force event. Altruism is primarily shared at his family’s non-profit, Guardians Institute and the Donald Harrison, Sr. Museum. Christian volunteers his time and other resources to Guardians Institute by giving brand new instruments to deserving kids, giving private music lessons, playing drums with Sankofa Saturday kids, participating in Big Chief Donald Harrison, Sr. Book Club informances, and many museum functions. Guardians Institute has as its mission “Service to our community through education, the preservation of New Orleans' indigenous cultural arts and West African/New World oral traditions. Cultivating greatness: mind, body and spirit™.”