Born in between the off beats, and bump and grind of the Disco-Funk Era in Chicago, Chanda Rule has been weaving stories through song, humming melodies, bending words since her childhood and is the Queen of Contemporary Gospel. “Listening to Roots and Voicing Branches”, a multimedia theatre piece she penned and performed with artist Somi was presented in New York’s Apollo Salon Featured New Works Series and Lincoln Centre.
Gracefully mesmerising audiences nationally and internationally, the extraordinary singer began her career in music theatre in various productions, from New Jersey’s Hudson Shakespeare Company and regional tours, to “Hair, The Musical” in Amsterdam, Netherlands and Milan, Italy. Chanda’s genre-defying voice has been featured in a variety of musical projects: from her latest album “”Sapphire Dreams”” recorded in 2018 with the legendary pianist Kirk Lightsey, to “Feeling Good: A Tribute to Nina Simone” where she was featured with sax powerhouse Donny McCaslin, gospel festivals and workshops with the Golden Gospel Singers, and concerts with the Outreach Orchestra, plus many more. She has also performed as an opening act for India.Arie, Amel Larrieux, Angela Bofill, Regina Belle & The Whispers, and on live television for ORF’s Dancing Stars.