Madame Gandhi Shares New Single ”Crystals & Congas”

Artist and activist Madame Gandhi returns with a new global percussion-inspired single “Crystals & Congas.” Recorded in Los Angeles, Memphis, and London, and co-produced by Madame Gandhi with GRAMMY Award winning writer/producer MNDR (Tokimonsta, Carly Rae Jepsen, Flume, Mark Ronson) and Ebonie Smith (Hamilton, Santigold, Janelle Monáe) “Crystals & Congas” is the first of a new batch of music coming from Madame Gandhi later this year. Written by Gandhi, the captivatingly rhythmic song is an energetic rumination on the importance of staying mindful, healthy, and empowered that centers her strength as a lifelong percussionist.

“‘Crystals & Congas’ came out of a music production workshop I was doing out of I/O Music Academy in Hollywood, California,” says Madame Gandhi. “I was working on a beat that incorporated live percussion and drums and I ended up really loving the triplet and fast-paced feel. I knew I wanted to develop it and make it into a song, and it was a joy to partner with my friends Ebonie Smith and Amanda Warner (MNDR) to take it to the finish line. The original file name of the beat was entitled ‘Crystals & Congas,’ and so I wanted to honor that and shape the theme of the song around those healing modalities that helped me tremendously in the pandemic: meditation, nature, music, and personal healing. The lyrics reflect lessons I have learned that allow me to walk as a kinder, more empathetic, more peaceful person on the planet. My hope is that when my audience sings back these lyrics they experience them as mantras that clear the mind, call in more love, and inspire more service.”

Madame Gandhi will be bringing “Crystals & Congas” to her dynamic and powerfully affirming live sets at the 2022 Pridefest Oakland in Oakland, California on September 11, and Durham Pride Celebration in Durham, North Carolina on September 24. For complete details and ticket information, please visit: Pridefest Oaklandand Durham Pride.

Photo Courtesy: Bret Hartman