Music is like magick, an invisible art used to create and destroy. – Sultana
Sultana Isham is an award-winning avant-garde composer, violinist, and scholar based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Classically trained and alum of Syracuse University and Red Bull Music Academy, Sultana composes string scores merged with indigenous percussive sounds, voice, and movement. She has performed with artists such as Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, John Mayer and Pink Floyd and has played on local and international stations such as NTS Radio in London. Her EP, Blood Moon, available on bandcamp, is described as “a musical journey of transmutation”. Sultana is also a film composer and has scored films such as Nii Journal II, directed by Campbell Addy in London, UK and a Black southern horror film Blood Runs Down, directed by Zandashé Brown. Sultana is the winner of the 2018 48Hour Film Project award for Best Musical Score for Goddess House directed by Marion Hill.
Free Trial is a New Orleans-based musician and the host of Pink Radio. As a DJ, he has curated a contrast of synthetic and organic sounds ranging from post-punk to house and from bounce to experimental electronic. After hosting his own show on WTUL for a year, he came into contact with the Pink Room and quickly joined the ranks as an artist and radio director. Free Trial's original music is self-described "psychedelic soul punk for the dance-floor." Born in New Orleans and raised in a music venue, Free plans to bring the curious spirit of his childhood to the world's stage and beyond.
NONDI is a New Orleans based songstress and producer who blends soul, electronic and pop music with poetic lyricism. She creates space in her performances through movement, meditation, and connection.
Hu$hpuppy is an experimental darkwave, indie rap and r&b recording artist / producer based out of New Orleans, Louisiana. Originating from the Baton Rouge hardcore punk / metal scene, the young drummer / guitarist / singer has incorporated broad influences into his music, ranging from the trap and southern hip hop stylings of Lil Boosie; the post-hardcore and metal sounds of Taking Back Sunday, A Day To Remember and Thou; and the melancholy ruminations of internet underground hip hop artists such as Antwon and Lil Ugly Mane.
GEM is a singer / songwriter trained in musical theater. He’s been working with Embassy producer, Jaek, to make an electro-trance record that featuring his lush singing.
Vandal is an emerging composer from New Orleans. He started playing trombone at 10 years old as one of the first members of his middle school concert band. He played a variety of brass instruments in Kipp's band and won several awards in group competitions. Vandal began a residency in music production at the Embassy in 2017 and began his residency as a composer in spring 2018.
Joy Clark has been a self-taught musician since the age of 12. Joy truly embodies the bliss that comes with creating melodies and rhythms to celebrate peace and the undeniable power of love. Her music is often described as the essence of ease, upliftment, self-affirmation and sensitivity. She quickly rose to critical acclaim as a founding member of the disbanded Soulkestra. Joy has also performed with Water Seed, and living-legend Cyril Neville, and continues to enchant audiences throughout the Southern United States and around the world.
Mama. Artist. Teacher. Healer. Ayanna Molina does the M.A.T.H.!
As a creative spoken word/hip hop artist and performer, Ayanna is known as fiyah like ayanna. Raised in the arms of New Orleans, Ayanna's vibe is an eclectic mix of spoken word and Hip Hop. Her work is dedicated to uplifting women and using Hip Hop as a tool to teach young people. She has performed in venues across the country...New York (Nuyurican), Atlanta (Women Who Jam) and Houston (Blackout Arts Collective). Ayanna’s project includes her debut album, "Uplift Yo' Self", followed by "InteGRITTY: The Mixtape".