Dana J Mohammed – Contributor 2016

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Dana J Mohammed was born on the island of Trinidad, spent her teenage summers in New York, then moved to London Town to pursue her rock & roll ambitions.

 

This unique blend of influences is evident in her music. Her solo project Ms. Mohammed sees her tie in her ancestral roots in India to her upbringing in Trinidad.

Beats and pervasive bass lines provided the soundtrack to her childhood, before being thrust in to the culture shock of NYC as a teenager, where the lure of the electric guitar would prove to be too much to resist. PJ Harvey would be one of the first and strongest influences on her dark, bluesy, guitar sound, spiked with punk attitude. Today, Ms. Mohammed effortlessly fuses blues with bhangra, punk with soca and rock with reggae.
Lyrical themes explore systemic oppression and poetic retribution in the percussive drive of Alibi, to the inevitable drama of polyamorous relationships, in the indie disco anthem She Or I Go. She is also the founder of Clit Rock: music events created to celebrate the feminine and raise awareness and funds for the prevention of FGM.