Indra is an artist, songwriter, dancer & vocal coach hailing from Barbados.
As a teenager, Indra’s talents for singing and songwriting were recognised by the legendary artist Eddy Grant who became a musical mentor, producing two albums released on his Ice Records label.
She went on to become one of the most prolific backing vocalists in the Caribbean and was chosen to represent the Caribbean as an acoustic folk artist at several music expositions worldwide including Midem (France), WOMEX (Denmark), SXSW (USA), WSIS (Switzerland) & CME/UNESCO (Jamaica) then singing acoustic folk. In addition to a thriving singing career, she has toured extensively throughout Europe, North America, and the Caribbean and now runs one of the leading Caribbean lifestyle blogs itsjoywithin.com. She has also had song placements in 2 award winning indie films.
Indra lived in Jamaica for a time, working as a songwriter for artists such as Nadine Sutherland, Luciano and Mr. Vegas, for whom she wrote several songs on his album including the hit song, ‘Sweet Jamaica‘ which charted #1 on MTV Africa & #1 in the German Reggae Charts, #1 BBC 1Xtra and #7 Billboard reggae charts. She also recorded songs with Rory StoneLove such as ‘Journey’ which received great support by David Rodigan on BBC radio. At the BMA Music Awards Indra was nominated for best Inspirational/ Gospel Artist and she was also awarded for a significant contribution to Caribbean Music by the University Of The West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.
After much travelling, Indra moved back to Barbados, living in the countryside and spending the days farming, hiking, recording in her home studio and fine-tuning her homecooking skills. Recently in 2021, Indra travelled to Europe & recorded her forthcoming album entitled ‘Kingdom Call’ with producer Kris Kemist of UK based label Reality Shock Records and in 2022 travelled to Jamaica to complete the album started with StoneLove.
Indra writes and sings refreshing songs of freedom bringing pressing topics to light and being a voice for the voiceless. Most recently, she released songs “Wake Up Call,” “Crying Out,” “Shine On You,” and “Plant Up The Land.”
“Kingdom Call” album | February 17, 2023
“When all is said and done, it’s all about the music, and Indra to my mind has demonstrated that she has learned her trade well. In every department she ranks among the best there is, and I find no difficulty in saying, that across all entertainment disciplines, she is the best and most naturally gifted female artist to have arrived on the Caribbean entertainment scene. Hopefully it won’t be too long before the rest of the world acknowledges that the same should be said for everywhere.” – EDDY GRANT (C.E.O. Ice Music Ltd & Related Companies)
“Walk in love and remember your worth
Be humble, the meek shall inherit the earth
We were made to shine a light and to serve…”