“Every song is a new adventure”
Brenda Brewer a/k/a Soul Sista Shakti
Soul Sista Shakti – always exploring, always reaching – and now, taking her rightful place as a premier vocalist working alongside today’s best-known electronic artists.
The daughter of a Baptist minister father and Dominican immigrant mother, Brenda Brewer was born and raised in New York City, where she immersed herself in the choir of Brooklyn Gospel Tabernacle, which would go on to win several Grammy® awards as the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. It was also in the New York City of the ‘70s where Brenda watched, listened to – and learned from – the most influential soul and funk musicians of our time.
After pursuing a degree in Music Technology, Brenda chose to further her education, landing a Music Business internship at Om Records in San Francisco. Brenda’s formal training combined with the early influences of her gospel and soul roots would set her en route to become an accomplished lyricist, gaining worldwide attention for her smooth and insightful craft.
Soul Sista Shakti spends her time in New York City and San Francisco writing, recording and performing for record labels specializing in electronic dance, house, soul, down-tempo and nu-jazz. She is currently working on projects with audioJazz music, Vibe Boutique Records, Late Night Sneakin’ Records. Soul Sista Shakti is most recently featured on the album Yane Yane, produced by renowned electronic music producer and engineer Todd Christensen a/k/a “B. Smiley,” alongside heralded kirtronica pioneer Suzanne Sterling and new age trailblazer Sonja Drakulich of Stellamara.
What people are saying about Soul Sista Shakti:
“Provacante” Acid Jazz Magazine
“So right . . . upbeat . . . airy” Evolution of Media
new releases by Brenda Brewer / Soul Sista Shakti coming soon on audioJazz music