Estelle learned early on that music provided refuge from a life harrowed by oppression and violence, where her voice was silenced and her speech stolen. She was first rescued by the piano, which she learned to play at age 5. Music continued to provide escape as she studied the saxophone and became an avid dancer, before she truly found her voice at 26 when she began formal opera training. Her passion for music, the inspiration she found from frequent visits to South Africa and her eventual move to the U.S. set the stage for the songs she writes today.
As soon as she moved to California’s Bay Area in 2013, she knew she belonged. Oakland’s energy, its diverse population and the absence of prejudice and judgment among people of so many backgrounds and cultures energized her, suggesting the name by which she is known today: Estelle California. “California is the home of the family and the love I could have ever dreamed of having. I will be forever grateful I met you, California.”
Join Jamie and Estelle as they chat about resilience, overcoming trauma, and how to use creativity on your journey to becoming an empowered, resilient woman in the world today.
Estelle California has established herself as a promising artist with an important and powerful message to share. Estelle California is a passionate artist, musician, writer and activist dedicated
to shining the Light of resilience and bringing forth social healing throughout the world. Her first two singles Star and Black is the True Light have garnered significant media attention and have resonated with people around the world.
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