Madi Sato is a Japanese/American singer and songwriter, sound healer, poet, actress, teacher and entrepreneur. For over fifteen years, she has performed and recorded music – ranging from blues and jazz to sacred world music – both nationally and internationally.
Madi has released her third CD Return to the River. A collection of traditional Japanese songs mixed with her original songs recorded in a Zen monastery in Crestone, Colorado. A portion of the proceeds from this album will go towards relief efforts in Sendai, Japan.
Madi has spent the past 7 years learning and singing traditional Japanese Shigin and Nihon Minyo (folk songs) and collaborating with Japanese musicians of taiko drums, koto, and shakuhachi flute. These studies have led to continuing performances with renowned world music artists including Grammy award winning Japanese taiko drummer Koji Nakamura, Tibetan singer and activist, Yangjin Lamu, and legendary musician Paul Winter.
Madi is the founder and director of the Sing for Joy! Women’s Choir and is also an instructor of a devotional vocal meditation practice called Sound Journeys: Discovery of the Authentic Voice, a systematic method of sound healing that utilizes sacred music from around the globe to awaken the power of the voice.
Madi lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She spends her time nurturing her family and offers her music whenever she is called for the inspiration and benefit of humanity and world peace.