khandi music studio
(columbus), ohio 43205
khandi has been performing since age nine. her studio recording credits include toto magabe (brazilian recording star), malaku daku (phila, pa recording artist - love drums from the ghetto - album title), the everybody band (phila, pa recording artist), nanikha a cappella singers (which khandi co-founded), and her own solo audio recordings: a symphony in a cappella and fall equinox. she has performed on stages with such artists as take six, sweet honey in the rock, and aljamiun a cappella singers, in an all a cappella extravaganza on the uptown stage in richard allen city (filthydelphia, pa); gil scott heron, who's been an extended family big brotha to khandi since teen-age; monette sudler; sun ra kosmic arkestra (where khandi performed with him as vocalist and dancer at age 13 on the appolo stage in nyc); sonya sanchez, who is not only an extended family big sis but who would give of her time and energy as a guest lecturer and educator at cowak independent afrikan shule (with no pay of course), thanx sis; afrikan women's sekere ensemble; and soul in motion players, a theater company which she co-founded with her brotha kambui nyahumah. samples of mama khandi's music can be downloaded from her KMS-sound-library.
khandi sings in 13 languages, is a lyricist, composer, poet, essayist, an accomplished-published author and lecturer, afrikan story teller, afrikan hair skulptress, sketch artist, afrikan doll maker, and sekere crafts-woman and performer. her one woman show has rendered her critics quoting, "...not just entertainment but an educational extravaganza."
khandi played the roll of sarah in the outdoor production of blue jacket, the only black female character in a cast and crew of over 85 persons.
below, Mama Khandi is pictured on stage, at a local cultural festival, with her theater company, khandi & Friends. she taught, lectured, administrated, counseled, tutored, mentored, and performed for the independent afrikan school system, for which she co-founded 4 independent afrikan schools in 2 states, 3 cities and Jamaica. Her experience has prepared her to interact on all age/ethnic levels with all types of people, sharing her vocal harmonies and her afrikan-turtle islander-washitaw ancestry through song. born in richard allen city (philly, pa), where she is alumni of ile ife cultural arts center, theater advocate and company (model cities-ile ife colaboration with the church of the advocate), mother of 14 children, she offers the maternal intimate blend necessary to make any residency not only culturally educational, but also exciting to see and hear; producing soothing, relaxing, rejuvenating atmosphere for your listening pleasure....
...an experience that renders "souls to harmoniously inner-intra-inter-lock."
Khandi Music Studio and Afrikan Arts since 1968
KMS's younger brotha: Kambui - Soul in Motion since 1984 - Enjoy the experience!
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