Sina Soul Queen
is a 2016 Woman of Influence Award recipient, a 2015 YWCA Woman On The Move Award recipient, a former Arts Ambassador to Aotearoa, New Zealand for the US Embassy and was a 2013 TEDxABQ Speaker.
She is CEO of the 501c3 NM MusicWorks, founder of NM Kwanzaa, and Strategic Director of R.I.S.E. (Roots International Sustainable Enterprises). Known by her Reggae pseudonym "Empress Lion S." and in the Latin Music community as "La Diosa", Sina toured the globe with George Clinton & P-Funk as a Bride, sang backup for Erykah Badu and the Wailers and shared the stage with such legendary greats as Cassandra Wilson, Celia Cruz, K.R.S.O.N.E., The Roots and Ziggy Marley.
A studied classical pianist, mezzo soprano, percussionist and multi-genre, multilingual Singer-Songwriter, Soul delights in performing in the jazz, reggae, salsa, R&B, neo-soul and blues genres. Her current projects are: curation of The African Roots of Jazz, singing with her jazz octet- A Love Supreme, and the scoring of the Broadway musical- I.R.O.H.H.C.C. (pronounced "I Rock".)