Indra (aka Indrani) is an award winning artist, songwriter, dancer & vocal coach of indigenous Kalinago heritage hailing from Barbados. If you like Caribbean music the chances are you have heard her voice on background vocals without knowing it.
As a teenager, Indra’s talents for singing and songwriting were recognised by the legendary artist Eddy Grant who became her musical mentor, producing two albums with her “Ring-bang 4 Kids!” (2003) a family album, and “Most Divine,” (2007) released on his Ice Records label.
Indra went on to become one of the most prolific backing vocalists in the Caribbean, featuring on over 2000 recordings.
Known for her experience in the music industry, Indra was chosen to represent the Caribbean at several music expositions worldwide including the United Nations WSIS (Switzerland), Midem (France), WOMEX (Denmark), SXSW (USA) & CME/UNESCO (Jamaica). In addition to a thriving singing career, Indra has toured extensively throughout Europe, North America, and the Caribbean and now runs one of the leading Caribbean lifestyle blogs itsjoywithin.com
Indra lived in Jamaica for a time, working as a songwriter for artists such as Nadine Sutherland, Luciano & Mr Vegas for whom she wrote 7 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 Stone Love such as ‘Journey’ which received great praise & support by David Rodigan on BBC radio. At the BMA Music Awards Indra won Best Female Soca Artist & was nominated for best Inspirational/Gospel Artist.
After much travelling, Indra moved back to Barbados, living in the countryside & spending her days farming & recording in her home studio. 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. As an artist, Indra continues to grow & progress, bringing forth music for the soul, from the heart.
“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)
Indra is a woman of such intrinsic worth that she is valuable beyond any measure I know.” Founder – Omololu – The Children’s Foundation (Registered Charity #550)
“Indra has proven herself to be versatile and gifted in whatever medium she directs her talents.” – THE NATION Newspaper
Featured onstage in the areas of song, dance, visual art, and poetry.