Darshania is a Sonic Priestess, Healing Artist, Mother, Writer and Muse.
Darshania was raised in California, a child of West Indian, Blackfoot Creole and Filipino heritage. She began writing rhymes as a child and frequented open mics and poetry events as a teen, releasing serveral chatbooks. Known then as Shania D., she recorded her first songs as a teenager and received multiple scholarships to The Blue Bear School of Music in San Francisco to study voice and theory. At the age of 20, she moved to Brooklyn , NY and attended IAR and became a certified Audio Engineer at a time when women engineers were few to none. Upon graduating, she took advanced ProTools and Audio Production Courses.
In the early 2000's, she became a DJ and formed "Riddims Couture" with fellow lady Deejay Bella. They went on to host events highlighting other women artists and throwing some of the most body rocking parties in the Bay Area. Together they released " Ladies on Wax" an all-female mixtape that featured the duo as recording artists and Dj's.
All the while, Darshania was teaching youth in after school programs and caring for her great grandmother. A move to Los Angeles brought her back in the company of longtime mentor and friend Aceyalone (Freestyle Fellowship, Goodlife) and she became a founding member of Project Blowed's " The Sis-Tem", an all-female group made up of 11 solo female artists. She as well held a DJ residency at The Little Temple in Silverlake. Her longtime love affair with fashion is expressed through styling for artists in music videos and for all of her own shoots and appearances.
A tour to Europe with the Legendary Roxanne Shante' and Bahamadia followed completion of the " Female Perspective Mixtape" and she went on to release " Hip Hop Honey", The Liberate FreeP and "Be Free Now."
Her music has been featured in national campaigns, documentaries and short films. Her latest work with LA Beat Scene Pioneer Ras G, (Brainfeeder/Ghetto Sci-Fi) allows her full and complete artistic freedom with no limits set to the 808 laden drops Ras is known for.
Darshania had been practicing yoga and meditation since her 20's and in 2014 received her certification in Kemetic Yoga. In 2015, she received training in Ayurvedic Massage Therapy and has since been teaching yoga, giving workshops and performing rituals as an initiate on the Priestess Path.
Darshania has guided hundreds in Kemetic Yoga,
various healing rituals and workshops. She continues
to empower the community to "Heal Thyself".
She works with youth, WOC, and those who are often
overlooked. Her collaborations with organizations
such as Girls. Inc, Regina's Door and Queen Hippy
Gypsy have expanded her reach and audience.
Her latest book " Fertile" features poetry, channels and messages inspired from her sacred life in beautiful St. Croix, USVI
She is currently working on a few musical projects to be released this year, teaching yoga, offering massage and consulting and putting on events through her companies Future Ancestar and The Good Life!
Darshania has collaborated with or been featured in many places. Some of the places are listed below.