A native of Uganda, Rhoda was raised in the Washington, D.C. area, where East and West African rhythms, pop, jazz, Broadway, R&B, and hip hop music imbued her childhood, creating a unique hybrid in her musical sensibilities. As a member of various choral groups, from school and church choirs to a female a capella group while attending the University of Virginia, Rhoda's musical instruction includes five-part harmony and piano. Her talent emerges from deeply within, guided by a natural force of love and passion for all things creative. Over the recent years, she has performed with bands, ranging in genre from rock, pop, and R&B, and studied acting at the HB Studio in New York. Rhoda's theater work includes Cabaret (Understudy, Sally Bowles) and Once on This Island (Ti Moune) with the New York based Harmony Theater Company. Most recently, she has shared the the stage with J-Records recording star Gavin DeGraw and Blues Legend Moe Holmes. Currently, Rhoda can be seen performing songs from her current album, 'It'z 'Bout Time' as well as performing with Funk Band Loose Booty in New York City. Her brand new self-titled album, RHODA, produced by Kareem 'Lil Maceo' Walkes, will be available in August 2008 on I-Tunes, CD Baby and Digstation. Rhoda's second album is a rich collection of Urban/Pop, soulful grooves with some jazz and blues highlights, nicely capped off with Rhoda's signature powerful vocals and deeply emotive lyrical content. Rhoda holds a J.D. from the George Washington University School of Law and is admitted to practice in New York and Washington, D.C.
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