Mocha Sistah

Mocha Sistah

BandSpoken WordAdult Contemporary

Vocalizing since the age of 8, Chicago's very own, Mocha Sistah is a singer, songwriter and spoken word artist. She's a neo-soul songbird that can sing adult contemporary as well as original spoken word pieces that reflect her strength as a writer who inspires.

Biography

Influenced by such vocalists like Patti LaBelle, Whitney Houston, Anita Baker, Chante Moore, Aretha Franklin, Lalah Hathaway, and others, Mocha Sistah's musicality was born of soulful tunes and original vocalizing that tells a story. What sets Mocha's work apart is that her voice can tell a story, paint a picture with much description, and grab a whole of her audience's attention, quickly. She's a neo-soulful bird twirling her vocalizations in an original way.

Mocha has been featured at Chicago venues such as The Clique, Some Like It Black, ETA Theatre, CAN-TV, South Shore Cultural Center, Columbia College, Roosevelt University, Bradley University (Peoria, IL), The Scentuary, C'est E'Bon, Borders, Boogi's, Jak's Tap, Center of Inner City Studies, Quimby's, and the Chicago Poetry Festival (2005-Present). In Saint Louis, she has performed spoken word at Legacy and Club Seven. Other cities Mocha has performed her work are Austin, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; and Madison, Wisconsin as well as Detroit, Michigan.

Her literary work has been featured at the Printers Row Book Fair (Chicago), Book Expo America (Los Angeles), Beyond Your Ordinary Book Store (Atlanta, Georgia), Harlem Book Fair (New York), and Juneteenth Festival (Oklahoma).

Discography

Tracks currently in rotation at www.idolunderground.com are "My Temple" and "Misinterpretations" from Mocha's Demo, "The Musings." Mocha's spoken word will soon be in rotation at www.songtiger.com.

Additional tracks have been played on independent stations such as Live 365 or Artist First.com.

Set List

With covers, Mocha Sistah can cover adult contemporary tunes, such as Anita Baker's, "Sweet Love", Whitney Houston's, "Saving All My Love For You, Natalie Cole's, "Our Love", or original spoken word pieces that cover domestic violence, self-esteem, community or world topics. Mocha's set is diverse in range and creativity. Mocha's set can range from thirty minutes to two hours, depending on the venue's needs.

Spoken Word Set List:
I Affirm
My Temple
Miseducation of a New Generation
Lower Case

Adult Contemporary:
Saving All My Love for You - Whitney Houston
Sweet Love, Been So Long, You Bring Me Joy - Anita Baker
Our Love - Natalie Cole