Soul Funk Composer R&B Acoustic Singer-songwriter Pop Twin Cities Metro Area MN (Arts Council Region 11)
Kashimana is a mother, musician, vocalist, composer, producer and teaching artist with a rich soulful blues voice that soars through their original compositions. The name Kashimana means 'that's their heart' and you can hear Kashimana’s heart beating in the compelling sound of their music which is an exploration of Soul, R&B, Folk, Afro-funk and more. Kashimana often draws from their Nigerian heritage and experiences growing up in Nigeria and Kenya and living in the United States.
Kashimana is a 2021 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow, a 2019 In Common Composer in Residence, a Cedar Commissioned Artist ‘Phantom Cries’ and a Northern Spark Festival Artist in 2018 and 2019 ‘Applause Posse’ and ‘Soundscape of Stories’. Kashimana is also the co-creator of a MN Opera MNiature Opera ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ with Khary Jackson, a contributing artist and composer to The Art of The Revolution Twin Cities Community Album ‘Mama’ and a composer on a Sprig of That trio latest album ‘Eight Threads - The Only One’. Kashimana released the single ‘Oh Yes Flow’ on Bandcamp in 2021. 2022 starts off with the release of a three song ep called ‘Prosperity Sounds’ which is a part of the Artists Respond: People, Place, Prosperity, a springboard for the arts and City of Saint Paul project.