Internationally acclaimed recording artist, songwriter and producer Shaheen Sheik is also an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer. Known for her unique cultural perspectives, rich global instrumentation and contemporary, stylized vocals it was dance that actually drove her to study classical Indian music. Trained under David Trasoff, she is also a professional Sarod player.
She was amongst the top 40 of 168 bands to play at the Emergenza Music Festival Semi Finals in 2008. Based in Los Angeles, California, Shaheen has recorded two full-length studio albums: “Rock Candy”and “REVOLUTION”. Shaheen’s track Here We Go (Ehru Blues Mix) is featured in the Buddha Bar XII album mixed by DJ Ravin. Her Wildflower World (Wild Orchid Mix) remixed by SoulAvenue is included in Sine Music’s Chillbar Volume 1.
Here is a little glimpse of her music:
Shaheen also devotes time and music supervising skills to bring together artists in support of Free the Slaves, a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating slavery. Most recently, Shaheen joined Deeyah Presents: Sisterhood, a collaborative project highlighting Muslim women artists in an effort to encourage other Muslim women to creatively express themselves.