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      Destiny
The Sound Sculptress
Biography
Destiny, the Sound Sculptress, also known as the Harpist from the Hood, mesmerizes audiences with her musical imagery. Both harpist and vocalist, Destiny is enjoying a flourishing music career and the demand for her distinctive brand of stirring music and vocals continues to grow. A uniquely talented artist, she re-writes classical and modern recordings specifically for vocals and the harp and creates original pieces of her own - a classical crossover acoustic jazz style.
Destiny was first introduced to the harp when she was nine years old, but it was a trip to Belgium as an adult that inspired her to receive formal training and pursue a career as a professional harpist. “I heard an album featuring the Kora, the mother of the modern harp, while I was there and I was just mesmerized by the sound,” she reflected. Soon after the trip, she began harp lessons and started her career as a songwriter and recording artist.
Destiny found the creative and professional backing she needed to touch listeners around the world when she was discovered by GRAMMY Award Winner D'Wayne Wiggins, President of Grass Roots Entertainment, in 1999. Her latest album, ‘Sacred Bath,' a collection of Destiny's original songs spanning over the last 10 years, shows the promise of continuing Destiny's global attraction. It's clear this gifted artist is destined to share her uplifting musical journey with the masses.
Destiny's career includes performances at Yoshi's Jazz with trumpeter Eddie Gayle, the World Music Jazz Festival with trumpeter Khalil Shaheed, ESSENCE Magazine's Women Who Are Shaping the World Leadership Summit, the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the International Red Cross Annual Conference, Black Aids Institute, a concert with GRAMMY award winner India, Concert for World Peace and the Brooklyn Jazz Festival with Jazz Ambassador Eddie Gale. Destiny was the “Musical Maestra” for the Isadora Duncan Dance Awards and featured panelist for the GRAMMY San Francisco Chapter and the West Coast Songwriters Association. Most recently, she shared the stage with multi GRAMMY award winning producer Narada Michael Walden for a fundraiser.
Destiny's therapeutic musical stylings have been featured at the African American Health Summit; at the Alameda, Alta Bates and Tacoma General Hospitals; and the East Bay Conservation.
Currently, Destiny is expanding her musical career with her project S.O.N.G (Strings of a Nubian Groove, a string ensemble) and venturing into the world of Pedal Harps on her Salvi Daphne 46- string Concert Harp.
Destiny is very involved in her industry. She Governor Emeritus for the Board of Governors for the Recording Academy, San Francisco Chapter;Co Chair of the Education Committee for the Recording Academy she is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences and endorsed by Triplett Harp Company.
Follow Destiny

Facebook Fan Page
Destiny the Harpist
Facebook Friend Page
Sound Sculptress
YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRZlwl2Oqf8
Web site
www.HarpistfromtheHood.com
Contacts
Booking (Domestic and International):
Donna Carpenter-Fukishima
Qit Company
425 603 1992
QitCompany@aol.com
Booking (California)
Jacqui Birdsong-James
510-755-1194
jjamesyogi@yahoo.com
Manager
Cristwell Muhammad
510 465 7794
harpistfromthehood@hotmail.com
Follow Destiny

Facebook Fan Page
Destiny the Harpist
Facebook Friend Page
Sound Sculptress
YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRZlwl2Oqf8
Web site
www.HarpistfromtheHood.com
Destiny
The Sound Sculptress
fast facts
Background:
Destiny, the Sound Sculptress, also known as the Harpist from the Hood, mesmerizes audiences with her musical imagery. Both harpist and vocalist, she re-writes classical and modern recordings specifically for vocals and the harp and creates original pieces of her own.
Musical style:
Classical crossover acoustic jazz style
Years in industry: 17
Discovered by:
GRAMMY Award Winner and President of Grass Roots Entertainment, D'Wayne Wiggins
Web site
www.HarpistfromtheHood.com
Recording label
Ra Heru Publishing
Concerts/Appearances
Yoshi's Jazz with Eddie Gayle, the World Music Jazz Festival with trumpeter Khalil Shaheed, ESSENCE Magazine, the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the International Red Cross Annual Conference, Black Aids Institute, Concert for World Peace, the Brooklyn Jazz Festival, fundraiser with multi GRAMMY award winning producer Narada Michael Walden.
Early Influencers
Dorothy Ashby, Alice Coltrane, Dianne Reeves, Mahalia Jackson, James Taylor, Laurie Lewis, Joni Mitchell, Harpo Marx, Santana, John Coltrane, Chaka Khan, Carole King, The Eagles, Sting, George Clinton, The Boondocks and Snoopy.
Community
Member of the Board of Governors Emeritus for the Recording Academy, San Francisco Chapter; member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Science

Updated:  January 10, 2010

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