My sound is organic – it is raw, it is the essence of my ancestors, it is black and beautiful”.
Devotional musician Sistashree has had a rich and diverse musical career. With deep musical roots in soul, blues, jazz, funk, and gospel music and over 30 years studying the ancient practice of mantra meditation, Sistashree has a deep devotion to sacred sound.
Throughout her decades-long career, Sistashree has been blessed and honoured to play with some of the great masters of jazz and funk: James Blood Ulmer, Charles Burnham, Bernard Pretty Purdie as well as Bill Henry, and has been invited to perform at events throughout the U.S. and India. Sistashree has produced eight musical compilations. Her album “Lord Ram” was a dedication to the great Alice Coltrane. Her latest album, “Freedom, Independence, Moksha Justice and Liberation,” is dedicated to the legendary high priestess of Soul, Nina Simone.
What Sistashree enjoys the most about performing is the magic that is created together with her band Hanuman and the audience; the combined effort to praise God together as one.