“I want to be a voice for young women. Especially the third culture kids, who are citizens of the world, but also a citizen of none.”
That's the artist known as Sirintip, in a statement on a news release announcing her debut album, "Tribus," one of the most startlingly refreshing collections of new music to hit the ether in a good while. The album's visceral diversity reflects the young singer/musician's variegated upbringing. She was born in Thailand, spent her teen years in Sweden, and came to the U.S. to attend the Manhattan School of Music, where she married her instrumental prowess – she had already studied piano, violin and double bass – to a deep immersion in the harmonic sophistication of jazz.
Sirintip caught the attention of Snarky Puppy leader Michael league, whose Ground Up label provides an avenue for some of the most forward-looking talent extant, both young and old. "Tribus," out less than a week, has already garnered praise in lofty quarters. NPR hailed it as a collection that "seems to come from several places at once," and praised the music's "jazz harmonies, Thai drums, electronics and singable pop, all mixed together to often startling effect."
Sirintip: 8 p.m. Feb 22 at Buffalo Iron Works. Tickets are $7 to $10. buffaloironworks.com.