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"Let's Make It Happen" (Baltimore #Song4Unity)

Above: Video for "Let's Make It Happen," The Baltimore #Song4Unity Project. Sahffi envisioned and led the 9-month project consisting of over 50 talented Baltimore creatives. "Let's Make It Happen" was released in April, 2016. The release commemorated the anniversary of the uprising in Baltimore in 2015, and it's intent was to connect and promote unity in our communities. The downloads raised over $500 for #SaveADopeBoy, a grassroots organization working for the youth of our city. http://www.song4unity.bandcamp.com

Sahffi Lynne

Sahffi Lynne has been a full-time international singer/songwriter, performing artist, teaching artist, studio musician, musical arranger and multi-instrumentalist since 2010. She is proud to call Baltimore home! A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, she was honored recently with an Individual Artist Award in Non-Classical Performance in 2015 from the Maryland State Arts Council. Here she is pictured performing in Frederick, Maryland, in 2016. www.sahffi.com

"Live in Love" by Sahffi, Live in Peru

As a healing music artist, Sahffi Lynne was honored to be one of the few U.S. performers invited to perform at the international festival, "El Festival de Musica Medicina," in Pisac, Peru in June, 2016. In the video above she shares her song "Live in Love," with Ryan Sansing and Kimberly Moon at the festival. www.sahffi.com

Sahffi as a teaching artist

Sahffi is a teaching artist in the Baltimore/DC/Virginia area. For over 6 years she has offered music and songwriting workshops to students of all ages in area schools. She also has an award-winning private studio of vocal and guitar students, and in 2015 she joined the songwriting team of Kid Pan Alley, a Grammy-nominated and Parent's Choice Award-winning organization. In a week-long KPA residency, children co-write and perform their own original songs, teaching them to be creators of music, not just consumers. www.kidpanalley.org

Founder & Organizer of the Baltimore #Song4Unity Project, "Let's Make It Happen" released in April, 2016.

“#Song4Unity” was a song project envisioned, created, organized and led by Sahffi Lynne. The concept came to her after a trip to Peru, when one of the residents of the Andes mountains was sharing food and said to her, "we don't have much in the mountains, but what we have, we share." Coming home to her city in turmoil, she realized what she had was music, and many connections to different musical communities in Baltimore through her background in classical music, her work with house and R&B musicians, as well as her own acoustic music. To share what she had, a "We Are the World"-type project was born in her mind.

The concept was to have a diverse musician community come together to write a song to unite the hearts and minds of their communities in Baltimore through music. Proceeds of the song would go to an organization working towards unity, and it was decided to choose #SaveADopeBoy, a grassroots organization founded by Derrick "OOH" Jones of Brownfish, not only for the continued wonderful work that Tiffany Welch is doing, but to honor one of our beloved musicians who has left us. (To date, over $500 has been raised for the organization!)

The project began in July, 2015, with a call on Facebook from Sahffi with a simple request; who would be interested in being a part of such a project? With over 125 responses, Sahffi began the process in August, 2015, with a group of 15 multi-genre musicians (rap, R&B, folk, indie, rock). The Living Well (a community space in the city) kindly donated two nights to the writing project. A producer and recording engineer at 430 Entertainment Studios came forward to offer his services for the song. In the end, over 50 musicians, producers, photographers, artists and talent came together to conspire to release "Let's Make It Happen" in April, 2016, to coincide with the anniversary of the April, 2015 Baltimore uprising. All participants donated their time, talent and in some cases finances.

Download the song, all proceeds still go to #SaveADopeBoy: https://song4unity.bandcamp.com/

Inspired by the project, Sahffi's daughter Neema encouraged a “Kids #Song4Unity” at her school, Catonsville Middle. Sahffi went in to her choir's class and co-wrote "All Sorts of People" with the students and the choir director, Mr. Tom Dickerson. The choir performed their original song at their end-of-year choir concert in May, 2016.

Watch the kids sing their unity song, "All Sorts of People": https://youtu.be/euR1gveVudc

Join the Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/song4unity

  • The Baltimore #Song4Unity Project

    The Baltimore #Song4Unity Project, led by Sahffi Lynne, was a group of over 50 diverse musicians from Baltimore that came together to write, record and perform a song for unity for our communities. "Let's Make It Happen" raised over $500 for #SaveADopeBoy, a grassroots organization in Baltimore helping our inner city youth.
  • "Let's Make It Happen" (Baltimore #Song4Unity)

    Above: Video for "Let's Make It Happen," The Baltimore #Song4Unity Project. Sahffi envisioned and led the 9-month project consisting of over 50 talented Baltimore creatives. "Let's Make It Happen" was released in April, 2016. The release commemorated the anniversary of the uprising in Baltimore in 2015, and it's intent was to connect and promote unity in our communities. The downloads raised over $500 for #SaveADopeBoy, a grassroots organization working for the youth of our city. http://www.song4unity.bandcamp.com
  • Song4Unity Jr.- "All Sorts of People"

    Inspired by the Baltimore #Song4Unity project, Sahffi's daughter encouraged a #Song4Unity Jr. project. After two songwriting sessions with the Catonsville Middle School 6th grade choir, "All Sorts of People" was created. The original song was performed at their end-of-year choir concert by the choir and their director, Mr. Tom Dickerson.
  • Original Artwork for the Project by Edward Williams, Aug. 2015.

    Many musicians, photographers, artists and community leaders are coming together and donating their time and talent for this new project to create a powerful song for unity. In the first call out for interest, Sahffi Lynne received this beautiful digital artwork from Edward Williams for the project.
  • First Songwriting Session, Sept., 2015.

    The first Baltimore #Song4Unity songwriting session included songwriters from varied genres, including Black Root, Sahffi Lynne, Mosno Al-Moseeki, Teporah, Quinton Randall, Andrew Walen and Sonja Rustein. All songwriters are donating their talent, and our space where the song was created, The Living Well, was also donated.
  • Second Songwriting Session, Sept., 2015.

    Our second songwriting session at The Living Well in Baltimore concentrated on lyrics for this powerful song for unity for Baltimore. "We can unite our hearts with love!"
  • The Baltimore Song4Unity Choir, Nov., 2015.

    Talented Baltimore singers came together in November to rehearse the song in preparation for the studio in early, 2016. Photo by Bonnie Schupp.
  • The Baltimore Song4Unity Choir Rehearsal, Nov., 2015.

    Talented Baltimore singers came together in November to rehearse the song in preparation for the studio in early 2016.
  • #Song4Unity Premiere, April 2016

    The Baltimore #Song4Unity Project premiered their song, "Let's Make It Happen," with a live chorus and band at the Sandtown Festival in April, 2016. The project members also sang their song at the Baltimore Uprising Anniversary Rally, HonFest and KarmaFest of that same year. (Photo by Bonnie Schupp.)
  • #Song4Unity Art Guitar

    The Baltimore #Song4Unity Project inspired artist Jarrod Jacobs to create a #Song4Unity art guitar, featuring the signatures of the co-writers when they were in the studio.

International & Regional Performer, Songwriter and Recording Artist, 2010 - present.

Although Sahffi lives, performs and teaches mostly in the Baltimore/DC/Virginia area, she is also well respected internationally. In June, 2016, she was invited to perform at El Festival de Musica Medicina in Pisac, Peru, which was her first international performance. However, it was not her first experience with working outside of the U.S.; in 2012 she released her third album, "Expectations Revisited," which featured remixes from producers around the world, including Zimbawe, the UK, Italy, South Africa, and more. That album also featured an original song co-written with UK producer Mike Grove called "Could You." She is well-known and loved in Botswana and South Africa due to a 2010 #1 hit entitled "Summer Breeze" with producer N'Dinga Gaba. A year later in 2011, she and her house music band t3N (pronounced "ten") landed a #1 download on the international house music site Traxsource. She continues to work internationally and regionally with a proposed appearance in South Africa in 2017, co-writing songs with a healing musician from Colombia, as well as performing and teaching consistently in the Baltimore/DC/VA area and up and down the east coast.

  • Sahffi Lynne, multi-instrumentalist

    Known for her strong, soulful voice, Sahffi is also an accomplished multi-instrumentalist. With a degree from Peabody in French horn performance, she also plays acoustic guitar and djembe. She's also been known to play electric guitar, the drum set, keyboard, piano, tambourine, recorder and multiple percussion instruments. (Photo by Jennifer White-Torres.)
  • Sahffi in Peru: Full set at El Festival de Musica Medicina II

    Sahffi performs at El Festival de Musica Medicina II in Pisac, Peru, on June 24, 2016. Her entire set is presented here.
  • N'Dinga Gaba feat. Sahffi - Summer Breeze (Raw Artistic Soul Remix)

    In 2010, the song "Summer Breeze" (by N'Dinga Gaba and Sahffi Lynne) reached #1 in Botswana and South Africa, launching N'Dinga's successful career as a well-known and well-respected house music producer. The song is still considered a summer anthem, and Sahffi was excited to see a crowd of hundreds sing the song on an online live feed of Botswana's "Summer Music Fest" in Oct., 2016.
  • Live 4 Now by t3N

    In 2011, Sahffi was a member of the house music band "t3N," which included herself, Marc Avon Evans, Mosno Al-Moseeki and N'Dinga Gaba. Their song, "Live 4 Now," promoted by their label Foliage Records, became a #1 download on the house music website, Traxsource.
  • Could You (Final Mastered).mp3

    "Could You" is a original tune co-written by Sahffi Lynne (US) & Mike Grove (UK, aka Slightfoot). c. 2012, Sahffi Lynne & Mike Grove Find Mike Grove (aka Slightfoot) online at: www.bigeyemusic.com Find Sahffi online at: www.sahffi.com From "Expectations Revisited," released December 18, 2012.
  • Substitute Vocalist for Telesma, 2015 - present.

    Sahffi has been subbing for Joanne Juskus, lead singer of Telesma, while she is dealing with health issues, since the summer of 2015. Telesma has been a popular band in the region for over a decade, with 5 albums to their credit. Blending ancient and modern instrumentation and spirit, the Baltimore-based group Telesma bridges the gap between primal and futuristic.
  • Telesma at Pink Moon Festival, Sept. 2015.

    Sahffi has performed as the lead vocalist with the popular tribal rock band "Telesma" since the summer of 2015, filling in for their lead singer who is having health issues. Here is one of her performances with the band at the Pink Moon Festival in West Virginia.
  • Member of The Greek Nubian Collective, 2013 - present.

    The Greek Nubian Collective is a musical group of cultural proportions! Brought together by Sahffi Lynne for an Artscape performance in 2013, the group continues to perform at numerous venues and festivals in Maryland, DC and New York City. Greek native and international instrumentalist, Spyros Koliavsilis, joins forces with Sudanese Nubian artist Mosno Al-Moseeki to bring you a performance like no other. The audience is taken on a musical journey across the Mediterranean, as they sing songs from Greece and Nubia.
  • Greek Nubian Collective at Artscape, 2013.

    Sahffi performs with her group the Greek Nubian Collective at Artscape, 2013. Other members include Spyros Koliavasillis, Mosno Al-Moseeki and Jonathan Fell.
  • Tres Horny, Dec. 2015.

    Sahffi went to the Peabody Conservatory for French horn performance, and still plays horn for studio and holiday gigs throughout the year. Here she is with Trixie Little's pit band for her popular holiday show at the Creative Alliance, dubbed "Tres Horny," playing a little Christmas music for family in 2015.

Teaching Artist, 2010 - present.

Sahffi is proud and honored to share the art of music through her work as a teaching artist. Teaching is a natural extension of her musical journey, and she enjoys a full roster of private students taught from her home studio as well as multiple opportunities to teach and perform in classroom, library, festival and other varied environments as a teaching artist.

She enjoys a busy teaching schedule offering private lessons; teaching artist engagements with the Bright StARTS Program in Baltimore City; classes and workshops in Voice and Guitar for adults and children; music workshops in pre-school, library and homeschool settings; weekly music classes at The Watson Hall Montessori School (Catonsville, MD); and week-long songwriting residencies with kids in DC and Virginia through Kid Pan Alley, a Grammy-nominated and Parent Choice Award winning program.

She also offers Vocal Workshops and Guitar Classes throughout the year for children and adults, at such Baltimore venues as The Movement Lab, The Living Well and Patterson Park Public Charter School.

  • Kid Pan Alley, 2015 - present.

    Sahffi joined Kid Pan Alley (http://www.kidpanalley.org/) as a teaching artist in 2015. Paul Reisler, founder of Kid Pan Alley, has dedicated the last 16 years to bring collaborative songwriting into the classroom, so children are not just consumers of music, but also creators. With a Grammy nomination, a Parent's Choice Award and over 2,700 completed songs written with over 40,000 children, Sahffi is honored to be a part of this excellent organization.
  • Kid Pan Alley at Rappahannock 2016

    "I Love Shenandoah National Park" is a Kid Pan Alley song written by Paul Reisler, Sahffi Lynne and 2nd graders at Rappahannock Elementary in 2016. Songs written with the children of Rappahannock were inspired by visits to the Shenandoah National Park, funded by a grant from the park.
  • Children's Workshops and Performances, 2006 - present.

    Sahffi is often hired to run workshops as a music teaching artist for schools and festivals, including day care centers, the Bright StARTS program through BOPA and Artscape. She also performs as a children's performer for parties and schools. Here she is at Westowne Elementary in 2014 for their "Fall Festival."
  • Watson Hall Montessori- Music Teacher, 2014 - present.

    Sahffi currently teaches general music at the Watson Hall Montessori School in Catonsville, MD, for students 2 - 9 years old.
  • Hands-on Learning

    Hands-on learning is especially important to Sahffi, as music should be felt and experienced by all ages! Sahffi has a vast collection of instruments ranging from percussion instruments of all kinds, flutes from around the world, brass instruments like the French horn and tuba, and string instruments like the violin, ukelele and guitar. Kids can experience these instruments by listening to Sahffi playing them or most often by trying them themselves!
  • Student Open Mic Nights, 2013 - present.

    As part of Sahffi's private teaching studio, she offers "Student Open Mic Nights," a chance for students to get in front of an audience in a non-threatening way. Four open mics in 2013 & 2014 have been wildly successful and fun for her students.
  • Students performing, 2013-2015.

    Here are some of Sahffi's students performing at her various Student Open Mic Nights. Sahffi has a busy private studio and teaches Voice, Beginning Guitar, and French horn, as well as Songwriting and Performance Coaching.
  • Sahffi's student Lily Mitchell performs original song, Mr. Inconsistent, 2014.

    Sahffi's Student Lily Mitchell has started her own YouTube channel with her original songs. Here she is performing "Mr. Inconsistent," one of many songs she has worked with in lessons with Sahffi.
  • Summer Programs with Baltimore City

    Sahffi has taught music at summer programs in Baltimore City for the past 5 summers. In her classes, kids learn to sing as a choir, write songs as a group, learn about the four different instrument families and even get a chance to play instruments such as djembe (pictured,) violin, ukelele, guitar, tambourine, and other percussion instruments. They also get a chance to hear the French horn and different flutes from around the world.
  • Beginning Guitar Classes, 2011 - present.

    Sahffi teaches guitar classes for children in after-school program settings. Here she is with her after-school guitar class sponsored by BTEC at Bay Brook Elementary in 2014.

Healing Music Artist- Using Music as Medicine, 2015-present.

Sahffi has always recognized the power of music to heal and connect hearts, loving the feeling of playing music for herself and others since she was a child. It was her two-year stint as a Music Therapist to severely handicapped adults in New York in her mid-twenties, though, where she truly recognized the healing aspect of music. Recently, she has been writing music intentionally to connect hearts, minds and souls. Her new album, "Pulse of Evolution," featuring these new songs, will be released in 2017/18. She has been honored in the past couple of years to share her music at yoga studios, festivals, meditations and fire circles throughout the mid-Atlantic region, and to be one of the few U.S. performers to be invited to share music at "El Festival de Musica Medicina" (Festival of Medicine Music) in June, 2016, in Pisac, Peru.

  • Sahffi uses music as medicine

    Sahffi has always been called to write music to connect hearts, minds and souls. She has gratefully come to understand how powerful music is as medicine to the soul and is currently working on her sixth album, "Pulse of Evolution," a collection of intentionally-written healing songs.
  • "Release Your Fear" by Sahffi, Live in Peru

    In June, 2016, Sahffi was invited to play at El Festival de Musica Medicina, an international healing music festival in Pisac, Peru. Here is a clip from her performance, with friends Ryan Sansing and Kimberly Moon joining her.
  • "Can You Feel It" by Sahffi Lynne (c. 2016)

    Sahffi has been performing at Center for Spiritual Living Centers in the Maryland/DC area several times each month since 2015. Here she is offering her original song, "Can You Feel It," as a musical meditation for the Columbia Center for Spiritual Living on Sept. 11, 2016.
  • Channeled Sound Journeys with HoniB & Sahffi

    HoniB & Sahffi have collaborated to bring into existence a unique Sacred Channeled Sound Journey experience where they surrender to the will of the Medicine Drum & Acoustic Guitar and completely dive into the UNKNOWN by allowing the natural sounds come thru them while the participants also take part using your own natural sound to blend with the energies of all present that are being channeled. They have offered this beautiful collaborative and instinctual sound healing experience in Falls Church, VA, in 2016, and plan to offer the workshop again in multiple cities in 2017.
  • Peace Circle Songs

    Sahffi has created a workshop entitled "Peace Circle Songs," presented at KarmaFest in 2016. The intention is for the participants, with Sahffi's lead and a lyric booklet, sing popular and original songs for peace.
  • Sahffi performing with Harold Henao

    Sahffi has met many healing musicians on her journey, and has been asked to collaborate on several projects and concerts. Here she is performing with Colombian musician Harold Henao (L) at the LoveLight Festival in 2016.
  • Kunkawaki Yoga & Music Retreat

    In June, 2017, Sahffi will co-host a retreat to Peru, teaching participants the techniques of singing to encourage heart opening, as well as lead group songwriting sessions.
  • "Trust, Follow" by Sahffi Lynne, c. 2016.

    "Trust, Follow," an original healing song from Sahffi Lynne, c. 2016. The song will be included on her upcoming release, "Pulse of Evolution."

Five independently released original albums, another on it's way...

Sahffi has independently released five original albums, "...and i am not sorry." (2003), "Turning Tides" (2008), "Expectations" (2011), "Expectations Revisited" (2012) and "Entropic Moments" (2016). Her sixth album, "Pulse of Evolution," is currently in the birthing process. Click through to learn more about each album and listen to selected tracks.

  • Entropic Moments, 2016.

    Sahffi's fifth album, "Entropic Moments," was released in October, 2016. It is a live album, recorded at the Bonnie Branch House Concert series in May, 2015. The album features songs of moments that change one's life forever, either good or bad. The moments have been in Sahffi's life as well as her close friends' lives.
  • Moments of Now MP3.mp3

    "Moments of Now," from the album "Entropic Moments," is the ultimate love song, the moment when you realize why everything else happened in your life. The song has been played at two weddings (so far!). (c. Sahffi Lynne, 2016.)
  • Expectations Revisited, 2012.

    "Expectations Revisited" is the result, a remix of songs from Sahffi's third album, "Expectations." The album features producers from around the world: Italy, South Africa, Zimbabwe, the UK & the USA. All of Sahffi's songs from "Expectations" have been remixed, with an added bonus, a NEW TRACK from Sahffi & Mike Grove, "Could You." How does the world hear Sahffi? Listen with no expectations... www.sahffi.bandcamp.com
  • Follow (Salvatore Agrosi Nu-Treatment Remix).mp3

    Sahffi's song, "Follow," remixed by Salvatore Agrosi (MindTech) of Italy, from the album "Expectations Revisited." Visit Salvatore Agrosi (MindTech) online at: www.facebook.com/agrosisalvatore Original mix at: sahffi.bandcamp.com/track/follow
  • Expectations, 2011.

    "Expectations" was fully funded by a 2010 Individual Artist grant from The Baltimore Promotion of the Arts and the Maryland State Arts Council, and by fans through a successful Kickstarter campaign. The album was a grand experiment; Sahffi gave 10 different producers 10 different tracks with no "expectations" on how to produce the songs. The result highlights Sahffi as a musical chameleon, with genres ranging from folk to rock, hip hop to trance.
  • 02 Ticktock Islands.mp3

    Num63r S!x produced this track "Ticktock Islands," off of Sahffi's album "Expectations," bringing a sense of whimsy to her style. (c. Sahffi Lynne, 2011.)
  • Turning Tides, 2008.

    "Turning Tides" was an album written by Sahffi as she transitioned into motherhood. The album deals with grand issues such as love, challenges, pain, and life lessons. Released in May, 2008, the album features her full band which includes her sister Shelly Work on harmony vocals, Sean Finn on bass and Zach LeFeber on drums, and was recorded and mixed at Bunker Studio in Cockeysville, MD by Chris Bentley. Mastering was completed by the Grammy-award winning Charlie Pilzer. Listen to the whole album here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/sahffi2
  • 02 Waiting For Me.mp3

    "Waiting for Me" is an example of Sahffi's melodic songwriting. Produced with a cello and her sister singing harmony, it is a beautiful contemplation of what it means to be human. (c. Sahffi Lynne, 2008.)
  • ...and i am not sorry, 2003.

    Sahffi's first album, "...and i am not sorry," clearly shows a classical musician transitioning into the world of folk, blues and rock. Released in 2003, the album is raw, powerful and magnificently arranged. Sahffi's solo live performance captured at Peabody Studios shows her eagerness to claim her musical existence. “Sahffi is a talented, melodious trapeze artist.
  • 09 If You Decide.mp3

    Sahffi's first album was recorded live at the studios of her alma mater, Peabody. Her early writing style clearly shows a classical musician's take on songwriting. This song is a wonderful example of her training (the song is in 13/8), as well as a glimpse into her future of writing healing music. (c. Sahffi Lynne, 2003.)

Awards, Recognitions, & Interviews

Sahffi Lynne has been interviewed and recognized often in the last several years.

  • L.O.L w/Troy-Anthony Ft. Sahffi Lynne. Season 2 Eps. 1: Spreading One's Light & Love

    Sahffi Lynne is interviewed for the first episode of Season 2 of "Living Our Lives with Troy Anthony" in 2016.
  • Anywhere the Needle Drops- Interview for #Song4Unity

    Sahffi joins Justin in the Red Chuck Studio to discuss the latest in her music career, most especially the #Song4Unity project to unite Baltimore and raise funds for charity. http://www.anywheretheneedledrops.com/2016/06/21/song4unity-with-baltimores-sahffi-anywhere-the-needle-drops-podcast/
  • 2015 and 2010 MSAC IAA Awards.

    Sahffi received an Individual Artist Award in Non-Classical Music Solo Performance in 2015. Sahffi also received this award in 2010. http://www.msac.org/artists/sahffi-lynne#/0
  • Nominated for a Baltimore Crown Award, 2015.

    Sahffi was honored to be nominated for a Baltimore Crown Award in 2015. Although she did not win the award, she was proud of her Song4Unity co-writer, Quinton Randall, on his win! http://www.facebook.com/baltimorecrownawards
  • Sahffi featured in The Savvy Music Teacher, Oxford University Press, 2015.

    Sahffi was one of the featured private music teachers in "The Savvy Music Teacher" by David Cutler, released by The Oxford University Press in 2015. This “blueprint for maximizing income and inpact” is designed for private music teachers and interviews many private teachers from around the country. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-savvy-music-teacher-9780190200824?cc=us&lang=en&
  • Private Teaching Award, 2015.

    Sahffi received a "Best of 2015" from Thumbtack for her private music studio, "Connect With YOUR Music." This award is given for earning great reviews from Thumbtack customers (her students!). https://www.thumbtack.com/profile/services/mJ8SsowBT0t41w/
  • Sahffi on FOX45 Baltimore, 2014.

    Sahffi is featured on FOX45 Baltimore Morning News Show on March 8, 2014.
  • Sahffi interviewed for Anywhere the Needle Drops Podcast, 2013.

    Sahffi was interviewed for "Anywhere the Needle Drops" Podcast in May, 2013. https://www.anywheretheneedledrops.com/2014/06/28/red-chuck-pod-episode-16-sahffi/
  • Sahffi intervied for Ms. Charm's Chics Blog, 2013.

    Sahffi was interviewed for Ms. Charm’s Chic's blog in the "Musically Chic Series" in June, 2013. https://mscharmschic.wordpress.com/2013/06/04/musically-chic-series-sahffi/

Musical Collaborations, 2010 - present

Sahffi is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist and has performed in multiple genres. She studied classical music through childhood and received a French horn performance degree from Peabody. She has written music in rock, folk, children and house music styles, and plays not only the French horn, but also guitar, djembe, piano, the drums, multiple percussion instruments, recorder, and is an accomplished singer. She truly loves all types of music, she knows it is truly the universal language and is shared from our collective heart! Over the years Sahffi has been involved in multiple collaborations, from a duo with a slam poet, to a house music band, to international music groups. Click through to learn more.

  • Member of The Greek Nubian Collective, 2013 - present.

    The Greek Nubian Collective is a musical group of cultural proportions! Brought together by Sahffi Lynne for an Artscape performance in 2013, the group continues to perform at numerous venues and festivals in Maryland, DC and New York City. Greek native and international instrumentalist, Spyros Koliavsilis, joins forces with Sudanese Nubian artist Mosno Al-Moseeki to bring you a performance like no other. The audience is taken on a musical journey across the Mediterranean, as they sing songs from Greece and Nubia.
  • Greek Nubian Collective at Artscape, 2013.

    Sahffi performs with her group the Greek Nubian Collective at Artscape, 2013. Other members include Spyros Koliavasillis, Mosno Al-Moseeki and Jonathan Fell.
  • t3N

    Sahffi was a member of the house music group "t3N," which included N'Dinga Gaba, Mosno Al-Moseeki, Marc Avon Evans and Sahffi Lynne, from 2010-2012. Sahffi started the band after being inspired by the "Playing for Change" project, where different genres and people get together to create music. In this group, folk, R&B, house music and middle eastern music come together to create a new sound. The group was very popular, and landed a deal with Foliage Records who helped make their single, "Live 4 Now," a #1 download on the house music site Traxsource.
  • Live 4 Now by t3N

    In 2011, Sahffi was a member of the house music band "t3N," which included herself, Marc Avon Evans, Mosno Al-Moseeki and N'Dinga Gaba. Their song, "Live 4 Now," promoted by their label Foliage Records, became a #1 download on the house music website, Traxsource.
  • Mother Ruckus, 2010-12

    Mother Ruckus was a collaborative duo of International Slam Poet Champion Gayle Danley and International Singer/Songwriter Sahffi Lynne. The two combined their strong voices to create and interweaving of music and slam poetry presented in a unique style. Causing a ruckus, these two moms brought down the house at several concerts and poetry festivals.
  • Mother Ruckus, "Leave it all behind"

    Mother Ruckus (Gayle Danley & Sahffi Lynne) perform their original slam poetry & music collaboration, "Leave It All Behind," at the 2012 HoCoPoLitSo Blackbird Poetry Festival on April 26, 2012.
  • goatFISH performances, 2010 - present.

    goatFISH (Sahffi Lynne & Mosno Al-Moseeki) performs regularly in the Mid-Atlantic region at festivals, private parties and house concerts. They have opened up for Rusted Root, Carbon Leaf, Matthew Santos and Preach Freedom. Their first album, "The Gift of the Nymph," was released in 2012.
  • Musicians of Mercy: The Duo goatFISH "Be With"

    The duo goatFISH (www.goatfishmusic.com) performs at Musicians of Mercy's 14th benefit concert in Jan., 2013. The concert was supported Jubilee Arts Baltimore, a fantastic charity which offers low-cost arts classes to the neighborhoods of West Baltimore! It was an all-out party in Baltimore's very charming Cakewalk Gallery with jazz, classical, R&B, spoken word, folk/alternative music and even a stilt walker(!), Musicians of Mercy guaranteed a good time was had by all!
  • Member of Tres Horny, pit band for Trixie's Annual Holiday Specta-cu-thon, 2008-present.

    Sahffi is one of three band members for the pit band of Trixie's Annual Holiday Specta-cu-thon presented by the Creative Alliance every December for the past 11 years. Tres Horny, as the group is called, has been involved with the show for the past 7 years. Sahffi has played French horn, drum set, acoustic and electric guitar, bass, slide whistle and kazoo in the group over the years. She has collaborated with the band to write and arrange music for the show.
  • Performer in bands and projects, 2010-present.

    Sahffi is an avid performer, not only as a solo artist, but also as a member of goatFISH, The Greek Nubian Collective, Telesma, and as a background singer for shows for Fatso, Khaled Dajani, Mosno Al-Moseeki and more. She also has appeared as a guitarist, djembe player and French horn player for multiple projects over the years.

Studio Musician, 2010 - present

Sahffi is known for her powerful and unique voice, as well as her vocal harmonies and instrumental work. She has been asked to be featured on many albums and continues to be hired as a studio musician. She has also been asked to collaborate on writing songs featured on many artists' albums. Click through to listen.

  • Some of the albums featuring Sahffi

    Here are just some of the many albums over the years featuring Sahffi, from top left: "Whispering Low" by Craig Cummings, "Delayed Gratification" by Ken Gutberlet, "Philosopher Dogs" by Georgie Jessup, Self-titled "John Hancock & Irish Whiskey," "Novella" by Mosno Al-Moseeki, "Adventures in Loveland" by Woody Lissauer, "In Late Bloom" by David Ross, "A Guest in the House of Wind" by Woody Lissauer, and "My Life" by Janice B.
  • "Sirocco" by Woody Lissauer, ft. Sahffi Lynne

    "Sirocco" by Woody Lissauer, featuring the vocalizations of Sahffi Lynne, from the album "A Guest in the House of the Wind," released in 2015. The song won a Silver Award in the Instrumental Category in the 32nd Mid-Atlantic Song Contest Award.
  • Horn Part for "No Kingdom" by Mosno Al-Moseeki

    Sahffi has also written and arranged instrumental tracks for studio work. Here is her arrangement and performance of the French horn part for the song "No Kingdom" by Mosno Al-Moseeki, featured in the award-winning independent film, "Faisel Goes West."
  • "I Remember" by Janice B., ft. Sahffi Lynne

    Sahffi is featured on acoustic guitar and background vocals on "I Remember" by Janice B., off of her album, "My Life."
  • "Layer Cake" by David Ross, ft. Sahffi Lynne

    Sahffi was asked by David Ross (aka "Native Son," 1/2 of The 5th L), to collaborate on his song "Layer Cake" from his album "In Late Bloom," released in 2012. The vocal feature in this song was written and performed by Sahffi. (Listen in at :22 and 2:18.)
  • "Whispering Low" by Craig Cummings, ft. Sahffi Lynne

    Although Sahffi has a degree from Peabody and works in acoustic, children's and house music, she grew up singing around the campfire with her family, so she holds a special place in her heart for country music. She was very honored to be hired to sing background vocals on Craig Cummings' 2011 release, "Whispering Low." Here is the title track of that album. (Listen in at :35.)
  • "Land & Sea" by Mosno Al-Moseeki, ft. Sahffi Lynne

    Sometimes Sahffi is asked to take a bigger role in a project, as in Mosno Al-Moseeki's album, "Novella." This album is presented as a fairy tale story, based on Mosno's own immigration story, featuring "Desert Boy" and "Ocean Girl." Sahffi sings the role of "Ocean Girl," here describing how the characters met. (Listen in at :55.)
  • "Lucid" by Mosno Al-Moseeki, arranged and featuring Sahffi Lynne

    Again from Mosno Al-Moseeki's album, "Novella," this song, "Lucid," features Sahffi singing the role of "Ocean Girl." Sahffi also arranged the music for the harp.
  • "Long Ride Home" by Ken Gutberlet, ft. Sahffi Lynne

    Sahffi sings background vocals on "Long Ride Home" by Ken Gutberlet, President of the Baltimore Songwriters Association, from his 2014 release "Delayed Gratification." (Listen in at :20.)
  • "Geronimo" by Georgie Jessup, ft. Sahffi Lynne

    Sahffi is featured on background vocals on the powerful song "Geronimo" by Georgie Jessup, off of her album "Philosopher Dogs," released in 2014. (Listen in at :30.)

Member of goatFISH, 2010 - present.

Sahffi (Neo-Alternative Folk Artist from Maryland) and Mosno (Desert Eclectic Artist from Sudan) team up to deliver a vibrant acoustic performance, featuring vocal harmonies, guitars and African percussion.

This duo brings to the stage over 20 years of combined performance experience. Recent show highlights include opening slots for legendary band Rusted Root, Grammy-nominated Mathew Santos and award-winning band Carbon Leaf.

Since their inception in 2010 they have been performing up and down the Mid-Atlantic region in venues, festivals, house concerts and online shows from Baltimore to New York, Philly and DC, as well as down to Atlanta, Miami, and more.

Their first EP, "The Gift of the Nymph," was released in 2012. Currently they are writing music for their next release, "Panoply Parade."

www.goatFISHmusic.com
www.facebook.com/goatFISHmusic
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Photo credit Alexander Eyes, 2014.

  • goatFISH performances, 2010 - present.

    goatFISH (Sahffi Lynne & Mosno Al-Moseeki) performs regularly in the Mid-Atlantic region at festivals, private parties and house concerts. They have opened up for Rusted Root, Carbon Leaf, Matthew Santos and Preach Freedom. Their first album, "The Gift of the Nymph," was released in 2012.
  • Video for NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest, 2014.

    goatFISH recorded "Land and Sea" on January 14, 2015, and submitted the video to NPR Music's "Tiny Desk" contest.
  • goatFISH's EP, The Gift of The Nymph, 2012.

    goatFISH released a 6-song EP called "The Gift of the Nymph" in 2012. The EP featured "Nature's Mother," a song featured in a promotional video for The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore. Currently, goatFISH is working on their next album called "Panoply Parade," due out in 2016.
  • I Believe by goatFISH, off of their album The Gift of the Nymphh, 2012.

    Sahffi & Mosno co-wrote the song "I Believe" featuring Sahffi on vocals. The song is off of their EP, "The Gift of the Nymph," released in 2012.
  • "Mountain," by goatFISH, c. 2016.

    In February, 2016, goatFISH (Sahffi & Mosno) joined FAWM, the February Album Writing Month (http://fawm.org/fawmers/goatfish/), where you write an album in a month, along with a collaborative community of musicians worldwide. This co-written song, "Mountain," features poetry and electronic music from the duo.
  • Demo of Wild Autumn, Dec., 2014.

    This is a demo of Sahffi & Mosno's cowritten song, "Wild Autumn," c. goatFISH, 2014. The song is slated to appear on their next album, "Panoply Parade."
  • goatFISH's song used in promo video for Downtown Partnership, 2012.

    goatFISH's song "Nature's Mother," off of their EP "The Gift of the Nymph," was used as the backing track for a video highlighting a mural installation at Pratt & Light Streets on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. Baltimore Blitz chalk mural by Grant Lindahl. Video and editing by Matthew Thompson. Music by goatFISH. This project was produced and sponsored by Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • goatFISH in DC for Voice of America appearance, Sept. 2012.

    Sahffi (Neo-Alternative Folk Artist from Maryland) and Mosno (Eclectic Desert Rocker from Sudan) team up to deliver a vibrant acoustic performance, featuring vocal harmonies, guitars and African percussion, bridging the gap between east and west. Filmed outside Capitol Hill by J.Mvunganyi after appearing at Voice of America in Sept., 2012.
  • goatFISH interview on SteelStacks Live! in Feb., 2012.

    Jon Lunger interviews goatFISH for SteelStacks Live! in Feb., 2012. They sit down and talk to Jon about how they came together and how they got their name. Then afterwards, they perform Sahffi's original song, "Follow."
  • goatFISH on Balcony TV, NYC, July 2012.

    goatFISH appears on Balcony TV in New York City, performing on a balcony overlooking Times Square. They perform their original song, "Nature's Mother." July, 2012.

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About Sahffi

Baltimore County

Sahffi Lynne is an international singer, songwriter and musician whose mission is to "Spread Light & Love, One Song at a Time." With a performance degree from Peabody, a #1 house music song in South Africa, five original independently-released albums, a recent performance in Peru and a 2015 Individual... more

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