Artist Statement

Due to COVID-19, the musical performance “Sister Sai Live from the BeltLine: Songs for Protest” was held via Facebook Live.


Artist Bio

Saira Raza is a musician and multi-disciplinary artist in Atlanta, GA. Her work displays a wide range of musical influences including jazz, folk, electronic, and classical. In her recordings, Saira employs any and all instruments within reach including vibraphone, guitar, bass, found sounds, synths, but she primarily performs with her first love, the cello. She recently released a new project Extempore, which reflects the experimental loop-based style of her live solo sets. Her work has been highlighted in many local publications yearly “best album” lists over the years including Creative Loafing (“best Atlanta records” lists for 2014, 2016) and Immersive Atlanta (“best Atlanta songs/records” lists for 2016, 2017). In 2016, she participated in Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp at Bonnaroo alongside 19 other U.S. based emerging music artists.