She knew at a young age that music made sense to her and it would be a part of her fate.
At nine years old, she was a child-prodigy virtuoso, touring in Europe and the United States.
Since then she has appeared on stage and in studio with Stevie Wonder, Stanley Clarke, Anthony Hamilton, Devante Swing, Flo Rida, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Sizzla, Sly & Robbie, Jae Deal, and many others.
Separating her from other young pop divas, Orisha developed a truly strong-minded persona as a result of her time on the road, while staying humble and real. Merging inspiration from performing and recording all around the world, Orisha makes a nod to many genres and cultures in her music. Her compositions combine elements of electronic, dance, alternative, hip-hop and world music. “I don't stay in one place - I move a lot - enjoying the beat of the streets and the studios of LA, Moscow, Kingston, London, Paris and NY... It’s all about the people and their love, hate, sex, faith, fun and struggle. It’s a ‘F**k the police’ mentality."
This fun loving, rebel singer/musician plays 16 instruments and simply doesn’t neatly fit into any genre box. Blending crisp beats, sultry vocal appeal and chic powerful “Euro” styling, she has positioned herself to fully grasp the ever, elusive dream of pop/crossover recognition.
Orisha’s talent and potential will shatter all assumptions about what a new artist can achieve, as she delivers the soundtrack to her personal story- from a child prodigy, to sought after musician virtuoso, to a powerful international artist. Her goal is not to become a duplicate of those that have come before her, but rather to be the first Orisha Sound. As Billie Holiday put it, “No two people on earth are alike, and it's got to be that way in music or it isn't music.”
After Orisha’s “Beautiful Sin” single release on InGrooves Fontana and Universal Records, several major labels were trying to get Orisha Sound on their roster and be the one to release her latest 15-track album “AR-15”. Recently she made a decision to team up with the notorious Suburban Noize Records and Sony to distribute her project worldwide (produced by Billboard Platinum producer Andrew Lane, Atlantic Records producer The Composer and Jamaican producer Shel-K) on June 11th.
Album features duet with legendary reggae artist Sizzla, singer Wayne Daniel and DJ Rusky Rusk. Songs were written and co-written by Orisha Sound and recorded in Boom Boom Box and Brandon’s Way (Los Angeles), Mixing Lab and Tuff Gong (Kingston) and Melodia (Moscow).
Orisha is no newcomer to the music industry and this budding star is setting the stage for a prosperous long career. Keep up with the antics of Orisha Sound at www.orishasound.com