About Priscilla

We left Kenya when i was 8 years old. My father was very sick so we moved to Oxford for treatment. The world was strange and i struggled to cope. Although we spoke the same language within both cultures, there were barriers to understanding what was really being said. Without realising it then, this would be the beginning of seeking to find a way to communicate with all without language barriers. In school it became evident that visual art may be the tool i was looking for though after an Art and Design diploma and Illustration degree and swiftly realised how isolating an art career seemed to be. I needed more of a social environment. I began working on creative teams, community events, creating meeting to meet other artists and businesses. Then one day i was challenged to get on stage and sing with a live band. My life changed forever. After the experience i found i was not only energised but so were the audience and i felt a connection to everybody who had shared in the experience with me, like we had created an invisible circuit that bound our experiences together in those moments. Then shortly after i found myself at a jam session. I felt a strong pull that moved me to the microphone. I took it, closed my eyes, trusted something would happen, opened my mouth and sounds and shapes that i had never heard before came through me. This happened for over an hour and when i opened my eyes, again i so strong and clear that we were all connected through the journey we had all decided to partake in in that room right there….with a different kind of language! I knew i had found it! This technique of creating the space of letting go has become a frequent practice for me on stage and many others seem moved to try it too. I’d love to always be able to share it for others to find the language without words. I joined a band shortly after and a whole new level of understanding what it meant to take this path began. Recording studios and practice and dedication. It wasn’t all about improvisation at all! Now i understand the value to making an art as well as improvising and fulling trusting the process in the moment.