Sista Kat

Sista Kat

 Yuba City, California, USA
BandHip HopReggae

Upfull and Bright. Sista Kat's style will capture you in an instint! A reggae, jazzy, hip hop influenced sound with lyrics that lifts you up and is sure to make you dance. With harmonies and catchy choruses, her smooth voice, switching from singing to hip hop will stick with you for days.

Biography

Sista Kat was born in London, U.K. and raised in Philadelphia PA with strong family roots in Kerala, Southern India. She is a compelling reggae vocalist, a profound chanter, a dynamic hip-hop artist on a mission to spread love, consciousness and value of community to the four corners of the earth.

Born to a family of music, Sista Kat carries influences of jazz, reggae, soul and conscious hip-hop into her own music, which makes each song stand out from the next. Inspired by Rastafari, her music is truly for the people, with strictly conscious lyrics and sweet harmonies of praise. Sista KatÂ’s unique style and amazing vocal abilities allows her to sing any form of roots reggae, dancehall, hip hop and soul she desires and the crowds show their appreciation every time.

Sista Kat has gained quite a following over the last few years, as she performs locally in the Reno/Tahoe area and beyond, in the San Francisco, Monterey Bay area, Hawaii and the Northwest. Her commanding presence on stage draws the crowds in towards her as they listen to her clear, concise lyrics and feel her passion; they are driven to sway and dance and jump as she moves from paying homage to her mother to tough, quick-flowing words demanding your attention to important human issues. Sista Kat is known to entice people into clubs from the street with her enchantingly smooth voice and penetrating lyrics and soon they too are pressed up against the stage, hand raised high in the air, feeling her fierce power.

Sista Kat's debut album "Inner Strength",released on the Higherbound
Productions label, has hit the masses by storm with uplifting riddims, incredible harmonies and powerful
lyrics. Musically and lyrically in a class all her own, Sista Kat has mastered a unique style, blending hip-hop, jazz, blues and reggae that comes easy to the listening ear. Songs Like 'My sweet Mama' and title track 'Inner Strength' sets the mood to a spiritually uplifting album for all ears to enjoy. She closes the album with 'Carry InI' often referred to as her anthem in reggae music! With renowned reggae guitarist, Tuff Lion, on solo guitar, each track takes the listener on a musical journey. With incredible choruses and great song composition, this album is truly a gem and will remain to be for generations to come.
2010 has already brought Sista Kat to Hawaii twice for studio work and live performances. She has also begun recording for her upcoming album set to release in 2010. In January, she sat on the panel and performed at the 'Passion into Action' conference, hosted by KVMR and other radio stations in the Sacramento area. This was a womens conference that featured progressive women speakers from postions off high power in the world and Sista Kat was asked to be one of them! She spoke and performed for big CEO's and women who had been in congress on womens rights and spirtual upliftment. Sista Kat over the years has created a name for her music and events in Nevada county CA, drawing the masses from young to old. If you are unsure, just ask a local, and they will be sure to know her.
Aside from performing Sista Kat is also the promoter/booking agent/concert coordinator for Oneness-Sound, a production, clothing and artistic freedom company. Oneness-Sound hosts conscious family reggae events in Grass Valley, Nevada City, Lake Tahoe and Sacramento promoting strength in community and family.


www.oneness-sound.com
www.onenessproductions@yahoo.com
www.myspace.com/sistakatoneness

Lyrics

Hail the King

Written By: Sista Kat

Hail the King
Written by Sista Kat / Lead Vocals: Sista Kat / Backing Vocals: Deja Solis / Produced, Mixed, & Engineered by Ishence

Lift your hands to the Most High Father, Show raspect to Divine Earthly Mother, Take some time to feel the earth beneath your feet, Listen closely
cause your ancestors do speak, Hail the King, Bless, where should I begin? Holy Trinity upon his throne, from David’s offspring, Hail the King, Jah
Rastafari blessing, one love, one destiny, brought through the teachings, Hail the King, yo, essene gospels ringing, Angel of Love descend, upon
my body feeling, Hail the King, yeah, I’m talking to all you bredrin, datin’ back so far, as Noah, Moses, Aaron, Hail the King, oh Jah! Solomon songs
I’m singin’ the Lord is gracious and He’s full of compassion, Hail the King, Bless, Garvey’s words fulfilling, Black starliner back to Africa, returning,
Hail the King, yo, Martin Luther the King, had a dream of equal rights true love vision, Hail the King, yeah, Malcolm X I’m hailing, cause his words
for the people were uplifting, Hail the King, Jah! Listen up you bredrin, your words and your actions, reflect in your offspring, Hail the King, Bless,
Powerful men reigning, behind every man of power comes a women, So hail the Queen, yeah, Empress Menen, yeah, And all her blessings ahh,
And the knowledge she brings, ahh, Hail the Queen, Bless, Empress we’re steppin’ in, starting with Eve and her lessons, when she left the garden,
Hail the Queen, yo Empress Isis come in, Egyptian Goddess of power, still reflectin’, Hail the Queen, Bless, Bless up Empress Menen, teaching,
Glory for her women, Ethiopians, Hail the Queen, yo, Rosa Parks blessing didn’t move to the back of the Bus to stop racism, Hail the Queen, Bless,
Amachi soul enlighten, Spirit touches many in her teachings, Hail the Queen, Jah! take head you sistren, the lives of these women, paves the path
that were livin’ Hail the Queen, yo, big up your Bredrin, livin’ life with divine love, makes for smooth relations, Hail the Queen, yeah, Bless up the
Wombman, from a woman comes a man, Jah’s blessing’s pourin’ in, Hail the King, Bless, Hail the Queen, yo, Divine energy’s intertwining good
vibes they flow yo, Lift your hands to the Most High Father, Show raspect to Divine Earthly Mother, Take some time to feel the earth beneath your
feet, Listen closely cause your ancestors do speak

Sweet Mama

Written By: Sista Kat

Sweet Mama
Written by Sista Kat / Lead Vocals: Sista Kat / Backing Vocals: Deja Solis
“Kerala Riddim” produced and arranged by Soul Medic for Jah Kebra Productions / Engineered by Ishence / Mixed by Ishence & Soul Medic

Chorus: My Sweet Mama, My Sweet Mama, My Sweet Mama, Giving Thanks for my Mama yeah X 2 Raised in Philly PA, typical American way,
Blond hair blue eyes thoughts crossing my mind, to my dark skin and culture, always fronting as if blind, Never showing raspect for my mama, for
her dark skin and tribal culture, so I packed my bags, off to India I went to explore Mama’s culture and her Native accent, and to my surprise I
realize, story untold, cultures unfolds, to deep spirituality, changing up my livity, embracing Gods grace of India inside of me, uplifting the veil from
my eyes so I can see, this blessed culture of India in front of me, the blood of this land running through the heart of me, filling the gaps of my family
tree, vijaya herbal medicine, ayurveda anciency, embracing Gods grace of India inside of me, embracing Gods grace of India inside of me / Chorus
Now I over stood, what Mama went through, from a village to Babylon, so her family could move on, to this land of opportunity, of racism and
scrutiny, marked as a terrorist, in this land of bliss, but she always rose above, gracious like a dove, through every trial of life you always lift me up
with love, yes she always rose above, gracious like a dove, through every trial of life, ma, you lift me up with love / Chorus / Now I’m a mom too,
learning lessons thru and true, I know patience is a virtue, but it don’t always seem true, cause when I see you I see, its like Divine prophecy, and
your Indian roots I’ll pass on to my family, teachin’ love for the Holy Book, forward Zion we always look, and your grace passes thru me, with
cooking and spirituality, I lift my hands to the most high, Ma your spirit is blessed be / Chorus

Carry InI

Written By: Sista Kat

Carry InI
Written by Sista Kat & K.Mall / Lead Vocals: Sista Kat / Backing Vocals: Deja Solis / Original riddim composed by Biblical,
E.Kuba, N. Baughmen / Remixed & Engineered by Ishence / Drum Fills: Iaahden / Guitar: Tuff Lion / Recorded at: Trinity Farm Studios

Oh Jah Rastafari Carry InI, eye yeah, eye yeah X4, Rising in the morning, singing psalms of praise and Glory, To His Majesty, Queen Omega,
Mama Earth and Life eternally, Oh Jah Rastafari Carry InI, Eye yeah, eye yeah X2 / Through trials and tribulations, we’ve been facing in the
nations, and even in our own personal relations, I say, Jah Rastafari Carry InI, Eye yeah, eye yeah X2, Now is the time we need to turn things
around, Gain our strength knowledge, take the time to ground, teach our children leadership and love, all the while hailing the almighty above,
roots and culture that’s the knowledge we seek, being wise but humble, cause blessed are the meek, Oh Jah Rastafari Carry InI, Eye yeah,
eye yeah X2 Reverence to God is why I grow my locks, Remaining calm as Babylon pressure drops, Warrior spirit, heightened consciousness,
Babylon can’t touch us, yo we Blessed, And so opens this flower of life, Zion’s garden with no pain, And no strife, Where the waterfalls flow, of
unconditional love, Drum beats echo in the mountains above, Everyday is filled with rainbow sunshine, I give thanks to the Mother, Father, Earth
Divine, Oh Jah Rastafari Carry InI, Eye yeah, eye yeah X4, Rising in the morning singing psalms of praise and Glory, To His Majesty, Queen
Omega. Mama earth and Life eternally, Oh Jah Rastafari Carry InI, Eye yeah, eye yeah X2

Discography

Debut Album "Inner Strength" Higherbound Productions
Singles on True Love's "Knowlege of Self" Natural Order label
songs "Lead the Way" and "Upfull & Bright"
Single on Soul Medic's "Western Cleansing" Jah Kebra Label song title: "manifest"
Sista Kat's debut album "inner strength" has been being played on: KVMW, KVDS, KPFA, KUNR and KGXT chico.

Set List

Sets list are always changing, nothing is ever in the same order, making every show a different experience from the next. (She has people who travel form one show to the next). She usually will do two sets depending on the venue and they can run from one to two hour sets making a total show go from two to three-four hours. Here are the songs you would be sure to hear:
Hail the King
Inner Strength
Who dem a judge
ancient ancestry
help in every stress
just like fate
love gone
keep kool
carry ini
inside
humble
from the womb
my sweet mama
women rise up
spirit of a lion
rise up africa
life is love
emaye
7&3