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Sarah Ragsdale

Singer from New Brunswick, NJ - Will travel up to 100 miles
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Sarah Ragsdale, also formerly known as Zahra Universe, is a singer, pianist, and songwriter. Ever evolving, she has worked in a variety of genres from classical, folk, pop, r&b, and electronic. She has toured and performed live in America, Europe, Asia, and Africa making appearances on major international television networks including BBC World, Univision, France24, and Radio France Internationale. Sarah was the composer and performer of “Sela Sela (Dance Together)” the Official Song of the Africa Cup of Nations for which she received international recognition for this collaboration song of peace and breaking down borders through music. Though much of her commercial work has been pop/electronic, her musical talents are well featured in a raw acoustic setting with the piano where she can display her skills including composition, production, playing by ear, as well as sight-reading sheet music of many genres. Sarah has played and performed hundreds of covers and has a catalogue of hundreds of original works. Sarah combines the keyboard skills of a “Piano Woman” with quick and creative songwriting skills of a true artist. With nightly live performances at the piano, and experience performing for large audiences in a variety of venues around the world, she has an ear for unique and catchy melodies that capture wide audiences.
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Zahra Universe is an exceptionally talented musician and vocalist. Her performance added an up scale touch to our banquet event. Selected special requests, provided ahead of time, were accomidated very well. At all times Zahra was professional - from our first contact at booking, play list discussions, timely arrival, unintrustive set up, pre-event reivew of our needs, most enjoyable performance, post event tear down and performance follow up. Zahra was well received and had only glowing complements were expressed by our guests. Sincerely DC DAR State Conference Chair

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Wedding Cocktail Hour

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I'd known for a long time that I wanted piano playing at my wedding. The trouble for me was that I also knew that I'd have a traditional Indian/Pakistani/Bengali wedding where you don't normally find piano music. Luckily we found Zahra, who was able to take a number of Bollywood songs I requested and perform piano cover versions of them! I got compliments from my guests during and after the wedding!! Zahra was really sweet and professional throughout our entire arrangement. She was even nice enough to wear traditional Indian attire during the performance. I would whole-heartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a truly talented pianist.

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Zahra Universe was very talented and performed exactly as we wanted and needed her to for our crowd. She was excellent! We will definitely have her back next year. A very fun and very very talented lady with a great personality.

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Please note Sarah Ragsdale will also travel to Edison, Marlboro, Piscataway, Freehold, Manalapan, Sayreville, Colts Neck, Morganville, South Amboy, Perth Amboy, Plainfield, South River, Farmingdale, Flagtown, Old Bridge, Princeton, Westfield, Blawenburg, Holmdel, Liberty Corner.
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