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Madi Sato - World Music / Jazz / R & B

Madi Sato delivers the music in her heart directly to your soul with an extraordinary voice that is a gift to the ears. Factor in the beauty, physical grace and the sheer flair for the dramatic that she brings to each performance, and it all adds up to a stunning experience. Half Japanese, half American, Madi Sato is an award-winning singer and songwriter, poet, actor, sound healer and teacher. Named one of New Mexico's Top 5 Exceptional Performers by the Santa Fean Magazine, Madi Sato performs an all-original blend of World Music, R&B, Soul, and Japanese influenced poetry and songs. She interweaves sacred music from Japan, Tibet, India, and the Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania with Native American and Japanese rhythms into her own original compositions that draw upon her foundation in the blues, R & B, and jazz. Madi performs, solo or with an ensemble, from a vast repertoire of sacred and traditional music including ancient Baltic polyphonic chants, Afro-Brazilian invocations, Japanese Nihon Minyo, ancient Tibetan chants, Indian ragas, Celtic sean-nos, American gospel hymns, and medieval and modern liturgical music. She performs her original music as well as American classics from love songs to the blues.Madi Sato performs classic and original R&B, Blues Soul, and Jazz music with a dynamic jazz trio, including John Rangel on piano and Luis Guerra on bass. With a voice that is powerful, sensitive, and a reflection of her Southern roots, audiences are moved by her delivery of style - earthy and ethereal. She has a repertoire of timeless jazz standards such as "My Foolish Heart" as well as original world music compositions like her newest, "It's You" for an evening of romance for lovers or those with a longing heart, a unique musical journey with love songs from the soulful chanteuse Madi Sato.\nMadi also offers workshops in sound healing, and directs the new Santa Fe Women's Sacred World Music Choir. She is available for performances and to lead workshops for individuals and groups of all sizes. She travels internationally to perform and teach the sacred art of devotional singing.