About Madame Gandhi
Madame Gandhi is an LA-based artist and activist known for her uplifting, percussive electronic music and positive message about gender liberation and personal power. She began producing music in 2015, after her story running the London Marathon free-bleeding to combat menstrual stigma went viral around the world.
She has been listed as Forbes 30 Under 30 in Music, and her 2020 TED Talk about conscious music consumption has been viewed over a million times. Her music video “Waiting For Me” won Best Music Video at SXSW Film Festival 2021 and her seasonal merch drops have been featured in fashion outlets like Vogue and Vogue India. Her third studio album, Vibrations, is slated for release in 2022, following the release of her previous albums Voices (2016) and Visions (2019).
Currently, Gandhi is working on the third installment of her three-part electrofeminist solo EP series. Her debut EP, Voices, was released in October 2016, featuring guest appearances from Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs and Alt-J guitarist Joe Newman. The second installment, Visions, was released in October 2019 and has been featured on Netflix shows like Mindy Kaling's Never Have I Ever, commercials for various brands like Adidas, Free People and The North Face and has been critically acclaimed by The New York Times, Billboard and more. Her music video for "Waiting For Me" won best music video of the year at SXSW Film Festival 2021, and numerous other film festivals around the world. Her third EP in the series, Vibrations, is slated for release mid-2022.
Prior to her solo work, Gandhi toured with forward-thinking, politically-minded rapper/electronic artist M.I.A. as the band’s drummer. She has also drummed for acts such as Krewella, Lizzo and Kehlani and is a prolific collaborator in the world of music and art that centers around gender liberation.
Gandhi’s interests span music, politics and activism. She studied Political Science, Mathematics, and Women's Studies at Georgetown University and received her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. It was while at Georgetown that Gandhi's interests in music and politics fused — she met and began performing with boundary-pushing electronic duo Thievery Corporation, including an appearance at Bonnaroo in 2010, after they organized a protest over the closing of a local homeless shelter. While at Harvard, she juggled playing shows around the world with M.I.A. and taking classes.
Between 2011-2013 she also served as the first digital analyst at Interscope Records in Los Angeles. Gandhi is a Chopra Foundation certified meditation scholar, and also received her 200-hr Yoga Teacher certification from The Vida Asana School of Yoga in Costa Rica.
Madame Gandhi now tours full-time as a musician and speaker. She speaks about fourth-wave feminism, modern gender equality, menstrual equity and personal power. She is currently based in Palo Alto pursuing a Masters in Music, Science and Technology at Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, slated to graduate in 2022. Her works examines the effect of the healing power of music on mental health and the brain.