Staff Report

NEW YORK – Multi-Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter India.Arie is excited to announce the release of her upcoming EP “SongVersation: Medicine” that will be available on all digital platforms June 30.

An extension of her 2013 release “SongVersation,” which received rave reviews from Rolling Stone, Billboard and Vibe among others, this seven song EP is India’s offering during these tumultuous times.

The first single featured on the EP “I Am Light” appeared on the “Beyond The Lights” soundtrack and she performed “Breathe” alongside Erykah Badu on the 2016 Soul Train Awards.

“‘SongVersation: Medicine’ was made to be listened to in a quiet time, prayer, meditation, Yoga,” said Arie.

“My wish is that these songs bring softness, clarity, calm and inspiration.”

Since her introduction to the music industry in 2001 with her debut album “Acoustic Soul,” India.Arie’s mission has always been to spread love, healing, peace and joy through the power of words and music.

Since 2011, India.Arie has toured around the country with a performance paradigm that she calls “SongVersation,” which is an interactive experience that is part meditation, part prayer, part fellowship and part action.

Fans had the opportunity to view her “SongVersation” nationally in 2016 when she appeared on “OWN’s Super Soul Sessions” and took the attendees on a journey telling them how to use their life experiences to break down, break through, break the shell, elevate and fly to being worthy of a better life.

India.Arie will also make several appearances at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival during Independence Weekend in New Orleans. Kicking off a weekend-long of festivities, she will perform on the main stage on Friday, June 30 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

On Saturday, July 1, Arie will appear at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center for an interview on the Center Stage as well as participating in the Beauty Expo.

Concluding the weekend on Sunday, July 2, she will perform a “SongVersation” that she wrote especially for the ESSENCE crowd, where she will bring song and storytelling to life for attendees on the Empowerment Stage for the “Moment of Power” followed by a fan meet and greet at the Palmers booth.

In addition, India.Arie will join Oprah, Gayle King, Oprah Magazine editors and more aboard the “Share the Adventure Cruise to Alaska” aboard the “ms Eruodam” via Holland America Line July 15 to July 22.

The SuperSoul 100 Member will also be joined by Angela Davis and Glennon Doyle Melton.

The four-time Grammy Award-winning singer will do a SongVersation performance as well teach her SongVersation practice class – as seen on her “Episode of BEING: India.Arie” on CENTRIC.

For those unable to catch India.Arie within the upcoming weeks, she will teach The “SongVersation Practice” at Berklee College of Music in Boston this fall.