The 60s and 70s in Europe and even more so in the USA were a time of protest music, of songs that not only had a strong message, but whose influence came to embody the countercultural voices of their generation. Orator artiste Sa'ra Charismata, is the quintessential revival of the modern protest song in pop and alternative music. Sa'ra Charismata is proving that she is not afraid to sing truth to power and she is acutely aware that cultural change must necessarily precede political change.
Her story begins with her parents fleeing the raging conflict in 1970s Eritrea in the horn of Africa and finding sanctuary in Sweden where she was born and raised. Since then Sa'ra Charismata has devoted her adoloscent years influencing challenging issues pertaining to racial, economic and gender inequalities through music and field activism, primarily in the U.S.
She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY and Stockholm where she is wrapping up production of her yet untitled debut EP. Drawing on the internet love for the debut single "Gold Digga" in which she cleverly takes aim at cultural greed and materialism, the new material promises to take on a host of pressing issues facing a youth trying to make sense of a seriously fractured society.
Sa'ra Charismata's new single "Sheep (Let Me Go)" a Balls N Dress release scheduled for January, 2015, is a call for collective reflection in the wake of national and global tragedies, with the insight that peace and equality can only be truly attained when those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who bear the brunt of social injustices. The new single confronts systemic violence and quite bluntly says "War is a business, we funding corporate interests."