An evening of all female singer/songwriters, dancers, poets, and performing artists featuring:
Sasha Rose – Singer/Songwriter
Kimberly Bass – Singer/Songwriter
Anandha Ray & Quimera – Dancer troupe
Jenn Knapp – Singer/Songwriter (Cheatin’ Buzzies, BuckStar)
Sista Kat – Singer/Songwriter
Aubrey Lee Puetz – Dancer
Laughter & Starlight Compost – Spoken Word
Sasha Rose is a multi-talented Canadian singer/songwriter, musician DJ and producer. Born into a musical family, she started learning to play musical instruments at age 4, and began writing songs at age 12. She got her first taste of international stardom at age 10 while touring Europe as a member of a children’s chamber choir. From age 16, she began an extensive professional solo touring career, which has taken her through the U.S, Australia, Canada, Indonesia, South America, and Europe.
She has performed as a member of many live acts including Liberation Movement, Freedom Tribe, Prezident Brown, Heavyweight Dub Champion, Tina Malia, Hamsalila, Goddess Alchemy Project, the Funginears, Shimshai, Signal Path, Sasha Butterfly Band, Everyone Orchestra, Blane Lyon and the Real, Jah Levi, and others. In 2009 she performed in a choir backing Joan Baez.
She has recorded vocals on over 30 albums including two Random Rab albums, Most of Tina Malia, Shimshai, Blane Lyon and Jah Levi’s albums, Tea Leaf Green’s 2008 album Raise Up the Tent, Mimosa’s 2009 album Hostilis, and many more. In 2011 she co-produced Qi Goddess (with Jami Deva), which is geared towards healing and meditation.
“The originality and heartfelt sincerity of Kimberly’s convictions, take the listener on a spiritual journey. Her music reflects the highs and lows of love, speaking the language of the heart. She is a very talented lady who lives with integrity and purpose.” – Diane Schuur
Kimberly Bass will be performing her original soulful music and also featuring friends, Kelly Flemming on guitar and Pat Jacobson on bass.
Kimberly is a multi-talented singer~songwriter heralding from the high mountain country of Northern California. Her melodic, heartwarming songs blend the rustic experience of a barefoot country girl, with keen lyrical insight and divine inspiration.
A versatile and accomplished vocalist, Kimberly has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada and Japan. Her time has been spent with Grammy Winning vocalist, Diane Schuur and Grammy Nominated vocalist, Maria Muldaur. Kimberly is featured on Maria Muldaur’ s “Heart of Mine” album, the Love Songs of Bob Dylan that remained #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart (2006) for over four consecutive weeks.
Kimberly has been honored receiving First Place in the 2006 U.S.A Songwriting Competition for her song, “Callin’ All Angels” (Gospel) and Third Prize, Best Overall. Featured musicians accompany Kimberly her winning song are the late, Carlos Vega on drums and Jimmy Johnson on bass (James Taylor’s Band), Will Ray on guitars (Hellecasters), Maxine, Julia and Oren Waters, and Carmine Twillie (Pink Floyd) on backing vocals. Produced by Play Tone Record’s, Mark Wolfson.
Also known for her annual performances with the production of “Thousand Kisses Deep”, the music of Leonard Cohen, Kimberly continues to write and record her original songs and is currently recording two albums, one of her original compositions and the crystal singing bowls.
Anandha Ray, MA, MA, DTR, has dedicated over 40 years to the full-time passion of dance. She is an award-winning choreographer who was instrumental in the development of dance in the late 20th and early 21st century, directed a critically acclaimed internationally touring dance company, was a Cultural Ambassador with the US Embassy, the chairperson of university and community dance programs, and combining the resources of her experience with her masters degrees research topics she has created a revolutionary form for training professional dancers.
Her work with Moving Arts Dance included work as a Cultural Ambassador for the US Embassy on tours called “Dance without Borders,” receiving standing ovations from sold-out premiere international venues, to edgy black box theaters in the deep urban recesses of San Francisco. Ray founded Moving Arts Dance, which toured extensively for 2 decades, receiving standing ovations in eight countries and conducting extensive tours and workshops in over 50 cities in the US, Europe, Canada and Mexico.