Chisara Agor

Award: Do it Differently Fund

Year: 2020

Genre: Jazz

Instrument/voice type: Songwriter

Location: London

Website: chisaraagor.com/

Chisara Agor is a singer-songwriter, actor and theatre maker from Peckham, London, a self-taught multi-instrumentalist, admired for her powerful lyricism, social awareness and her genre bending ukulele compositions. Chisara Agor uses music as a way to navigate the world and it's complexities. Chisara began her career in 2015 in Madrid whilst studying philosophy. Her popularity at local open mic nights led to an underground following, through which her debut EP ‘Seasons’ went on to gain a number 1 single with Soul Spain. Back in the UK, Chisara is a current Roundhouse Resident artist and has opened for Grammy Award winning artists Blackstreet at the Jazz Cafe London and Anäis Mitchel at The Roundhouse.

Chisara's music demonstrates the blending of art, poetry and theatre, a collation of passions close to her heart through which she showcases her eclectic jazz folk and indie sound. Her 2019 self-released EP In-Between demonstrated on a small scale how she used poetry, jazz and electronic music to tell a story of feeling adrift in a world of polarity. Chisara also writes poetry and plays, both additional creative outputs that help her connect with the community having recieved an MGC Futures Award to develop her musical The garden. Chisara is one of Spitalfields Music’s Open call artists which supports highly talented, emerging composers from backgrounds under-represented in the industry and has had music aired on BBC Music Introducing London, BBC Radio 6 music, Radio Nacional España and

“Gentrification, environmental concerns and the refugee crisis are just some of the subjects that Chisara Agor tackles through her music. The singer-songwriter, who grew up in north Peckham, explains why she’s not afraid to address difficult issues” -The Peckham Peculiar

“Some musicians can pull you into their world, and hold you delightfully captive there, using only the sincerity and unique nature of their artistry. The UK’s Chisara Agor is just such an artist.” –Soultracks.com

The Help Musicians' Do It Differently fund will support me to record, produce and release a new single that encourages the participation of the public to find healing through using their voice.

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