ushamami

Ushamami (Mena Sachdev) is a producer, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist with a distinctly addictive sound that fuses RnB, experimental pop, house, and much more. She found her musical roots playing guitar in neosoul and jazz bands and listening to bhangra and 60’s rock at home. Influences like Prince, Pamela Z, Talk Talk, and Four Tet shifted her inspiration and focus to the creation of Ushamami, her electronic solo project. Ushamami’s art centers her identities as a queer non binary south asian, and she has committed her musical career to creating space for queer futures, disrupting the expectations of a recording artist. She is now based in Brooklyn where she is an active member of the city's queer arts scene, often collaborating with social justice-oriented collectives as both a performer and an events organizer. She has also performed all over the east coast as a dj, solo act, and live band, and has shared bills with accomplished artists including Princess Nokia, Yves Tumor and Phony Ppl. Her most recent single and music video ‘Jinx’ premiered on Dazed magazine and is an 80’s-inspired dance floor bop with vulnerable lyrics and an upbeat hook. The visual blurs the lines between the surreal and the real, and is an assertion of queer desire, style, sound, and connection.