Satta Jallah is an accomplished renaissance woman. Her performance repertoire ranges from music, dance, spoken word poetry, and acting. She is the founder of the indie reggae band Rooted Sound, which debuted & featured at The Providence Black Repertory Company’s Sound Session Music Festival in 2008 and 2009. Satta was also a principle dancer in the New Works World Traditions Dance Ensemble at Brown University. She made her acting debut in the stage play “Connect” produced by Just a Step Production, and went on to feature in “MLK’s Amazing Grace” an annual storyteller series produced by Azilee’s Porch Productions.
Satta has combined her love for the arts and her compassion for her community through arts education. She created performance art curriculum for The Met School, Blackstone Academy, Volunteers in Providence Schools (VIPS), Providence After-School Alliance (PASA), as well as conduct workshops at Brown University and Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. She is currently working in collaboration with the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and Providence Inner City Arts on “Understanding Our Past, Creating Our Future“. This project combines teaching the history of the immigrant family experience in connection to Rhode Island history through storytelling and spoken word poetry.
She has worked as a community peer educator for various resource and advocacy centers that focus on domestic violence, teen dating violence and HIV/AIDS. Satta is a current member of SOAR (Sister Overcoming Abusive Relationships) a task force of the Rhode Island Coalition against Domestic Violence where she does speaking engagements & presentations at various high schools & colleges. Satta also featured as a spokesperson for the 2010 domestic violence awareness campaign sponsored by the RICADV.
Ms. Jallah has also become extremely committed to health and wellness. After practicing yoga for several years, Satta went on to receive her yoga teacher certification through the Santosha School for Yoga.
She has now combines her Afro-Caribbean dance expertise along with her group facilitation experience and created Holistic Roots Movement & Yoga Selah to offer various wellness classes, workshops, & seminars.