Known as simply ‘Shakti’ is a Trinidadian artiste and has been singing for the past 14 years. She is leader of the band ‘D Mash Up Crew’, daughter of Artiste Heeralal Rampartap and an award winning songwriter having won the Cott Music Award for Best New Female Songwriter in the year 2006 and the Cott Music award for Best Chutney songwriter in 2008. She has written jingles and ads for numerous companies as well.
Though she has been performing numerous genres of music over the years, she has only recently started to record her own music which can be found by searching her YouTube channel – Shakti Rampartap. In 2016, she released her first soca track entitled, ‘Carnival Romance.’ For 2017, her soca offering is called ‘Addicted To Wining’ on the ‘Desert Sand Riddim’ produced by Power House Productions.
She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Finance and a Masters of Business Administration with a specialism in Strategic Planning and is an Economics and Business Lecturer. She has been awarded two awards for her excellence in lecturing from the Association of Business Executives and from the School of Higher Education Limited, her passion and love however is truly music. Recently, she had the opportunity to be in a cameo role in ‘Bazodee the movie’ with Machel Montano playing the role of a sitarist. One of her favourite things to say is, “Music is who I am and not just what I do.”