Rhonda Benin

With a voice described as sweet, sultry, like caramel sweetened with honey, vocalist Rhonda Benin is enjoying a full and versatile musical career. Rhonda began her career as a member of the Los Angeles based jazz trio “Sound of Soul”. The group received citywide recognition after winning the prestigious Hollywood Bowl, “Battle of the Bands”. Rhonda went on to make a career as background vocalist having appeared on over 100 recordings.In 1989 after working with singer Maria Mauldar, Rhonda moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where she branched into theatre with ACT’s production of GOSPEL AT COLONUS and, The Oakland Ensemble Theatre’s MLK WE ARE THE DREAM. She also collaborated with South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela on Dimensions Dance Theatre’s production of PEOPLE OF THE ZOZO’S.Rhonda is a founding member of Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir (CHC), an internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble performing African American roots music. The group has toured over 13 countries. In 1997 CHC was nominated for a GRAMMY for their CD, Shakin a Tail Feather with bluesmen Taj Mahal and Eric Bibb. In 2001, the group released The California Music Awards nominated Say Yo Business, featuring Wilson Pickett, Richie Havens and Odetta. Rhonda also appears on the group’s recordings, Good Time, A Good Time, Hippity Hop and Front Porch Music. Rhonda has shared the stage with noted musical artists including Patti Austin, Janis Ian, The Holmes Brothers, Jackson Brown, Sweet Honey In The Rock, and international superstars, Baba Maal, James Keelaghan, Habib Koite, and Rokia Traore�'In 1995 Rhonda formed her own band called Soulful Strut

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Rhonda Benin
Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
Berkeley, CA



KJ Denhert KJ Denhert
guitar, acoustic

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