The Mohabir Sisters
The standards for vocal harmony in black music with a spiritual vibe have been set by the likes of Take 6, Sweet Honey in the Rock and the UK’s own Black Voices.
When Plankton became active again in 2006, we teamed up with the MOHABIR SISTERS to release their debut album Feel The Power which is an album that would easily and comfortably take its bow with any release by the above artists. Proving that contemporary gospel doesn’t have to sound like second rate R&B, the album neither loses its cutting edge tempo nor spiritual lyrics of hope and appreciation in the midst of a broken world. Ranging from the steady beat and familiar gospel lyrics, through driving tempo, haunting vocal performances and even calypso influences, the girls deliver a rich mix of sounds and emotions.
Dedicating the album to their late father Philip Mohabir who died in 2004, the girls embarked on the project in late 2005 having decided to undertake a project that would both honour the man who had been such a support and influence in their lives and also raise money for one of the many projects he pioneered and supported in his country of birth, Guyana.
The album is also dedicated to one of the girls – Anne, who sadly, and unexpectedly died shortly before the album’s release. The richness of her voice lives on in the wonderful “Shine On Me”
Singing together since they were old enough to string a sentence together their musical influences include Take 6, India Arie, Israel Houghton, CeCe Winans, Fred Hammond, Mary Mary and Kirk Franklin. In addition to the UK, they have performed in many parts of the world – South and North America, Scandinavia, West Indies to name a few.
Whether listening to their album or experiencing the any or all of the girls live we are sure that you will ‘feel the power’ of The Mohabir Sisters. You can also find their music on all leading digital music download and streaming sites worldwide.
“Feel The Power” CD album
Released 2006 Cat No: PCDN 160. Available from on-line shop