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With feet rooted in gospel, a heart filled with soul, and a voice touched with jazz, singer and songwriter Chanda Rule has been weaving stories through song, humming melodies, and bending words since her childhood. Chanda's genre-defying voice has been featured in a variety of musical projects: from her latest album Sapphire Dreams recorded with the legendary pianist Kirk Lightsey; Feeling Good: A Tribute to Nina Simone where she sang along side sax powerhouse Donny McCaslin; to appearing as a featured vocalist on ARTE Concert, Ö1 Jazznacht, and ORF's Dancing Stars. Featured in Cicily Janus' The New Face of Jazz (Billboard Books), Chanda has also performed as an opening act for India.Arie, Kamasi Washington, Amel Larrieux, Angela Bofill, and Regina Belle & The Whispers.
A published writer, ordained interfaith minister and speaker who also uses her music for community building and liturgy, Chanda’s Langston Hughes inspired concert series, I Too Speak of a River, was granted the Harlem Stage Fund for New Works, and Listening to Roots and Voicing Branches, a multimedia theater piece she penned and performed with recording artist Somi was presented in New York’s Apollo Salon Featured New Works Series and Lincoln Center. Her original stories, that combine literature, sacred text and music have been awarded, commissioned, and are currently featured on the Vennly podcasts.
Chanda's teaching technique is a compilation of lessons learned studying the voice privately as well as at Hunter College and City College of New York (CUNY School of Music), her years working with the body and breath as a certified Pilates instructor, her journey with the soul of music and research on how singing impacts the spirit and body while studying at One Spirit Learning Alliance and Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University, as well as her life path as a performer. Her teaching is soul-focused, breath-centered and supports mind and body awareness and a healthy, long-lasting and power-filled voice.