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Press Highlights

NBC News: “Meet the harpist using traditional Indian music and American jazz to ‘bridge worlds'” go there

Public Radio International’s The World ‘Global Hit’ Feature: 
“What do you get when you cross British-Tamil pop, avant-garde piano and ancient Vedic chanting? Sheela Bringi.”
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The Guardian: “…It succeeds because she is respectful of the original material and is an excellent musician, matching her cool, clear vocals against her skills on the harp, harmonium and bansuri bamboo flute…” (Four Stars) go there

NPR’s The Record: 
“Indian music expands to accommodate the spirit and whatever human circumstances enclose it…Hip-hop, Balkan music and the blues all meld within grooves that only gain intensity from the reformulations Bringi and her collaborators explore…This music isn’t just for your yoga practice.” go there

Exclaim Canada: “Sheela Bringi’s latest is vibrant in its lyricism, spiritual in its composition and meditative in its presentation… As an Indian-American, her continued collaboration with Atlanta-born African-American songwriter/trumpeter Clinton Patterson brings forth a sonically pleasing, subtle mix of American South and South Asian musical sensibilities…” go there

Pasadena Weekly Artist Feature: 
“…It isn’t often you hear a harp in Indian music these days. Or a trumpet, or a didgeridoo, or a blues guitar riff, for that matter. That Sheela Bringi incorporates them all as fluid, organic-sounding elements of her music is a testament to her artistry and that of trumpeter/producer Clinton Patterson, as well as their vision of the common ground connecting different cultures…” go there

fRoots Album Review: 
“…a thought-provoking release where sparks fly with a real feeling for Hindu divinity” (Five Stars)
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LA Yoga: “..Tiny she may be but out of her diminutive frame comes a smoldering voice that is surprisingly nostalgic for her age. Incantations is Sheela at her newest and best, an elixir of sounds and traditions that are compellingly complex.” go there

Yoga Chicago: “Sheela’s classically trained voice and slightly avant-garde energy create magic.” go there

Whole Life Times: “A heartfelt and beautiful debut from an artist from whom we’d expect nothing less.”

Full Listing of Articles, Interviews, and Reviews –

NPR’s The Record, Album Review 01/09/14 >> read article >> go there
PRI’s The World, Artist Feature 02/04/14 >> read article >> go there
fRoots, Album Review 02/01/14 >> read article
Sonic Discourse, Album Review 03/03/14 >> read article >> go there
The Guardian, Album Review 02/27/14 >> read article >> go there
Exclaim! Music Mag, Album Review 02/21/14 >> read article >> go there
Albuquerque Journal, Event Preview 02/21/14 >> go there
Kadmus Arts, Event Preview 02/05/14 >> read article >> go there
LA Yoga, Album Review 02/10/14 >> read article >> go there
fRoots, Track Pick/Airplay 02/12/14 >> read article >> go there
Perceptive Travel, Album Review 02/13/14 >> read article >> go there
World Beat International, Feature 02/09/14 >> read article >> go there
LA Yoga, Listing 02/06/14 >> read article >> go there
India-West, Feature 02/07/14 >> read article >> go there
Pasadena Weekly, Feature 02/06/14 >> read article >> go there
San Francisco Bay Guardian, Listing 01/29/14 >> read article >> go there
SF Weekly, Listing 01/25/14 >> read article >> go there
Yoga Chicago, Album Review 01/01/14 >> read article >> go there
The American Bazaar, Feature 12/20/13 >> read article >> go there
DESI, Artist Interview 01/05/14 >> read article >> go there
World Music Central, Album Review 01/03/14 >> read article >> go there
Express Milwaukee, Album Review 01/15/14 >> read article >> go there
WNYC, Album Pick/Track Stream 01/13/14 >> read article >> go there