Shakti Thara is an International Recording & Performing Artist. Also the Founder of the Fashion/Home Marketplace known as the Shakti Boutique.
Innertemple Music Presents SHAKTI THARA, “The Global Songstress.” Exuding glamour and verve like a glistening rare gem, her latest release Ohm blends her authentic style and sultry tone with electro, dance and pop beats. Shakti still maintiainins her previous Ethnomusicological influences as heard on her prior releases. Her Past projects Feminenergy and Butterfly contained rich eastern beats, exotic chants, ancient melodic Indian ragas interwoven with Pop and Urban grooves. On this Project Shakti draws from her diversity as a world traveler and multifactied personality. She continues to define Feminine Energy and Power through musical expression. Shakti inspiries people of all ages and cultures through her authenticity and spirit. The positive love filled chi is both seductive and energizing.
Born to parents of East Indian and Malaysian/Singaporean descent, Detroit “Motown” Michigan would not only be her physical birthplace but also the backdrop to the evolution of her musical style. Shakti’s mother hails from a prominent performing arts family and her father, from a mystical gypsy family with an entrepreneurial spirit. Like many, they immigrated to the US to pursue the “American Dream.” Shakti was privileged to experience the best of both worlds. At home it was a traditional mixed Asian upbringing while outside she was surrounded by the urban culture of Hip-Hop, R&B and Jazz. Encompassing her home life with street surroundings, she coined a style all of her own and the birth of ‘East meets West' a Global Brand organically began.
Shakti, at an early age realized her goal to bridge cultures through the Music. Through her experiences, Shakti evolved into an ambassador of global style and culture. She mesmerizes audiences with an exotic beauty, self-possessed sensuality and humility. As a humanitarian, she conveys a powerful message that “Music is a vehicle to change lives.”
Shakti’s extensive education plays a great part in her musical development. She attended Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan prior to relocating to California to advance her acting and modeling career. After graduating High School in the San Francisco Bay she attended the esteemed Berklee College of Music, and she earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz studies. Receiving a scholarship, she went on to obtain her Masters in Music specializing in Classical/Opera/Jazz Voice studies from The Chicago Musical College. Implementing her knowledge, Shakti garnered production and engineering credits at recording studios such as Chicago Recording Company and Chicago Trax Studios (R. Kelly’s Chocolate Factory).
Shakti’s International Hit Single “Do The Thang Thang” received tremendous airplay from BBC Radio 1, to American Stations such as New York’s Hot 97 and Power 105 Los Angeles. Shakti charted #5 in India. As a catalyst for bridging cultural gaps, she continues to display her efforts with her debut Feminenergy which features recording artist Heather Hunter and other guest appearances. This innovative project is produced by “Bellringer” and an internationally acclaimed team of producers such as Bollywood’s Karthik Raaja, Lounge Lizzards, Aaron “Freedom” Lyles (Michael Jackson, Erykah Badu, Angie Stone) and The Jettsonz (Nina Sky, Tarkan). Shakti’s music has been featured in the romantic comedy "Something Borrowed", Paul Blart film Mall Cop, Tyra Banks’ America’s Next Top Model, Keeping Up with The Kardashians, Rihannas Styled To Rock, The Office, NBC’s Outsourced and on the IFC original series Bollywood Hero, Royal Pains just to name a few. Shakti's music has been featured on luxury car commercials like Mercedez Benz & Jaguar. Also as a voice over talent she has worked for Unicef, Amnesty International , Pamolive, Amazon.com, Smithsonium, Moma and many other commercially succesful projects.
Her music is a fusion of her gypsy life experiences and reflects the diversity of her life’s journey. Audiences flock to Shakti’s performances to catch the songstress throwing down hypnotic sounds, giving everyone a real taste of cultural fusion through music and dance. New York based Shakti, states “Music is simply a mind, body, and spiritual experience.” Shakti, simply put, is authentic!
She finished promoting her latest album "Ohm" internationally and is currently in the Studio working on an Art Music Project in the realm of Healing encompassing Meditation and Electro Pop-Synth sounds. Ohm showcases more of her impressive musical versatility. Available online at many retailers like Amazon, Target, Itunes, Spotify, Google. Shakti Thara also opened up the flagship store "Shakti Boutique" taking her online success to a physical location has been a long dream and she is excited to be embarking on her 9th year in business. Visit www.shaktiboutique.com to shop unique finds and the other side of Shakti Thara...her love for home design and couture fashion, art and accessories.
Global Soul Records/Innertemple Music invites you to experience the sounds, energy, and spirit of Shakti Thara……