soul liberation music
Songstress of the No9to5 Music collective, Chandanie, has performed on stages across NYC including National Sawdust, The Bowery Electric, The Shrine, Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End, and SOBs. Originally from Maryland, she is a vocalist, songwriter and producer influenced by the fusion of jazz, soul and R&B, known as Soul Liberation Music.
After independently releasing her debut is that a crime? (2015) Acoustic EP, her cover of Van Hunt’s “down here in hell (with you)” was featured on New York’s YouKnowIGotSoul New Artist Spotlight. Combining the simplicity of fluid vocal harmonies, melodic guitar lines, and acoustic percussion including conga and cajon, her sound creates lucid and rhythmic grooves. Influenced by the solidarity found in soul artists such as Marvin Gaye and Donny Hathaway, her lyricism is often an introspective grappling with issues relating to self-love, gender counter-normativity and relationships.
Chandanie’s music and message is recommended for listeners of Erykah Badu, Emily King and Lianne La Havas. She is currently performing along the East Coast and completing her upcoming 2018 sophomore release.