Bio: ALICIA SALDENHA (pronounced sal-day-nya) hails from the twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, home to calypso, steelpan, soca, chutney and rapso music. As a songwriter, her music – which she describes as soul-funk – reflects this unique heritage, embracing influences from jazz to reggae. Alicia has performed at music festivals, concert halls and jazz clubs around the world. She now resides in Japan where she attended university. In an environment notoriously difficult for “foreign artists” unsigned to major labels, Alicia is breaking down barriers between races, cultures and languages, quickly becoming Osaka’s number one independent female soul vocalist. She is currently recording her debut CD in New York with some of the city’s finest musicians. Stay tuned!