April 15- June, 2023

Firey String Sistas

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Firey String Sistas

Firey String Sistas
Bronx, NY
Grant amount: $15,000

About the Artists

At the core of Firey String Sistas, are three powerhouse females. The ’Sistas nucleus is Nioka Workman (founder), Marlene Rice and Mala Waldron. All write for the band. Together they infuse world, global funk, ‘head bopping’ soul and Jazz rhythms that result in a unique sound for violin, cello, bass, piano and percussion. The Firey String Sistas extend from 3 to 5, introducing acoustic and electric artists on live stage platforms. Essential to the ’Sista, is a cross pollination and amplification of women’s voices. Included in the mix is artistry, a celebration of family traditions, tone paintings of our times, essential culture reflections like the pandemic and a fresh ensemble innovation that is inspiring future generations. Firey String Sistas’ exciting first CD received overwhelming acclaim. Here is what the press said about Firey String Sistas; “ That’s What She Said ....there’s enough energy in Firey String Sistas to fire up a constellation....deeply personal, naturally expressive playing....whets the appetite for further releases.” - Raul da Gama (Jazz daGama ). “,….eight fun and swinging originals. The team literally shows pluck...a treat” -George Harris (Jazz Weekly) “ ..... a charming and delectable work by .. supremely talented musicians. It is simultaneously accessible and sophisticated, poignant and erudite and, as such, should have a wide appeal. It certainly whets the appetite for more to come…..” -Hrayr Attarian (All About Jazz)


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