ISIS is an artist born-and-raised in Oakland, CA. Growing up in a family of music heads, Isis started musical training at the age of four when they began taking piano lessons. Isis spent most of youth at the Young Musicians Program, honing classical and jazz skills that continue to be reflected in their sounds. A self-taught guitarist at the age of 16, they skillfully utilize improvisation in their music, creating sound that expands through various genres, from Hip-Hop to rock to blues. Isis is influenced by musical mentor D’Wayne Wiggins of Toni Tony Tone, artists like Erykah Badu and Amy Winehouse, and activists like Jayne Cortez and Assata Shakur. As reflected by their BA in American Studies concentrating in Race and Music from Barnard College, Isis’s work focuses on imagining sounds and spaces of liberation for those who exist outside of the confines of dominant society.
Isis finds power and freedom in sound. For Isis, music is a way of experiencing the self and the world as well as a way of sharing and connecting with others. Much of their music-making centers on the exploration of identity and existence, creating and finding selves, worlds, and realities. Isis hopes to disrupt, destruct, and unify through their sounds.
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