Syandene Jahia


I am a spoken word artist. Musician, singer/songwriter. Lyricist, composer and producer, animator and writer who has gigged in Los Angeles. London and Hertfordshire. I have completed my debut album which I am now in the process of promoting and will be gigging to promote this. Am heavily influenced by jazz and Neo Soul. Broken Beats. Nu Jazz and lounge music. Randy Weston. Keith Jarrett. Alice Coltrane. Della Reese. Nancy Wilson. Ra Ra Valverde. Bilal. Natalie Stewart and Soel being some of the musicians that have influenced me over the years. Am now looking to start work on a second album which will touch on more jazz based themes







What is music to you? What does it give you?

It is the organic essence of every moment before you are re-birthed and so gives me everything I need on a supernatural level

What is your music dream?

To create a movement of artists that use 'love' to compose

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Abolishing mans' inhumanity towards man

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

'Curry' from Taj Mahal's 1977 album 'Music Fuh Ya'

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Cecil Taylor. Cesaria Evora. Buika. Buena Vista Social Club. Ray Barretta. Stephanie Mills. Lauryn Hill Sy Smith. Jill Scott. Della Reese. Nancy Wilson. Emmanative. Hawk House. George The Poet.

What inspires you to make music?


What is the message you want to send with your music?

To encourage people to reach for their dreams

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Impossible to describe with words

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Get rid of the record companies that manufacture synthetically created musicians and the radio stations that promote them and give the stage to real musicians who create music from their soul

What do you think of Drooble?

Absolutely awesome. Finally, a real platform for musicians to promote themselves on an honest level without all the wasteful hype

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Not being able to find talented musicians who are dedicated

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes. Review local artists, go along to their gigs. Spread the word about events in my area

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Be true to themselves. Produce work that defines them and always stay humble

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Soulpersona. Wayman Tisdale. Lonnye Dotson. Stardelay. Carmichael. Robot Orchestra. Digitalunderbit. Astrological. Potatoehead people.