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A Thought for Prince

This morning, I woke up to the same sunlight pouring in to my bedroom window and I thought, the sun moves silently, like clockwork. Somewhere there are children laughing under it, while the sound of water rushes from rivers, showers, boiling tea pots, guitars.  All things beat to a life rhythm, over which we as humans have no control.

The same sun rises over Paisley Park today, but in the home of our Prince of Passion, there is silence. “Silence”. How could that be, God? Will you not explain the mystery of this deep silence? I am listening.

While I listen to the slow hum of my dishwasher, it is hard to fathom that this day, there is silence in the body of a man so animated with passion, that he lived compelled to share it through music. Blissful, provocative, symphonic, chocolate, creamy, dreamy, cacophonous, stimulating music. This is the artist, known as Prince, saturated with party, pathos and brilliance.

Why God are his hands so abruptly silent?
When describing Prince, “unresponsive male” doesn’t work for me, for any of us.  It has been made clear to me that our souls, our brilliance, our passions, have nothing to do with physicality. Without them we are silent.

Only God knows where you are sounding off now.
Prince, Michael, Bowie, Miles. I dream of Angel’s overwhelmed by your gifts. But thank you for sharing. Your music is the only instrument I have to forever assuage the deep silence within my heart.

Joni Sledge

Sister Sledge perform at WOW Festival in London

We were honored to perform at the finale of the week long WOW (Women of the World) Festival in London in March. The festival is dedicated to raising awareness of gender inequality across the world and was an exhilarating and inspiring event to be a part of. Here’s a clip of we and our audience singing We are Family, along with an all female orchestra and choir! More information on the festival can be found here:

Sister Sledge to Lend Their Voice For CARE International’s Walk In Her Shoes Campaign


On March 6th, Sister Sledge will offer an exclusive glimpse of new music track ‘Women Are the Music of the World’ and lead the Walk in Her Shoes with Helen Pankhurst, Annie Lennox and Bianca Jagger in Honour of International Women’s Day.

Sister Sledge, famed for their award-winning, worldwide hits such as We are Family, Lost in Music and World, Rise and Shine, will delight fans with a special performance at Care International’s ‘Walk In Her Shoes’ charity fundraiser launch event on Sunday 6th March 2016 at The Scoop next to City Hall, London, ahead of International Women’s Day.

The Sisters will join influential female figures such as Annie Lennox, Bianca Jagger and Helen Pankhurst, the great-granddaughter of Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, who will lead the march ahead of International Women’s Day, which globally recognises the achievements of women as well as highlighting the issues facing them in society.

60 percent of the world’s working poor are women. More alarmingly, an uneducated girl faces a tough road as she is more likely to become a child bride, lose her life or her baby during child birth, suffer discrimination, abuse or exploitation.

The Walk In Her Shoes march launches CARE International’s Walk In Her Shoes fundraising campaign, which asks people to walk 10,000 steps a day for 1 week in March, in solidarity with women and girls in poor communities who make gruelling daily treks for water, at the expense of the opportunity to go to school, and do paid work. This daily trek cruelly limits the status of women in their homes, communities and societies.

The event will comprise of music, keynote speeches by Helen Pankhurst and Bianca Jagger, who will outline the proceedings and importance of the event as well as The Rt. Hon. Justine Greening UK Secretary of State for International Development. A panel and Q&A with guests will be hosted by The Daily Telegraph’s Woman Editor Emma Barnett, followed by a Comedy performance from Bridget Christie. Everyone will then assemble for the walk over Millennium Bridge and reconvene at The Scoop for Sister Sledge’s finale performance of their greatest hits. They will also preview their new track Women Are The Music of the World, (WAMOW) which will be released in April 2016.

Speaking about Sister Sledge’s participation, Helen Pankhurst, on behalf of CARE International said:  “We are so excited that Sister Sledge will be playing at Walk In Her Shoes. What a fitting and uplifting way to end the occasion, with music that speaks of the values of solidarity and sisterhood, and that everyone knows and loves. The Sisters will be walking shoulder to shoulder with us on the walk before raising the roof with a fabulous musical finale. Join us one and all for this inspiring event!”

Speaking about the Walk In Her Shoes campaign, Joni, Debbie and Kim Sledge: said: “We are so excited to be part of CARE International’s Walk In Her Shoes event and to have the opportunity to support this campaign. CARE International’s Walk In Her Shoes is a fantastic way to raise money and awareness for women and girls in developing communities

who have to make long treks daily just to find water, this prevents them from going to school or being able to do paid work.

We are also really excited to have the chance to preview our new song Women Are The Music of the World (WAMOW) at the event in the UK. The song truly resonates with the message of Care International’s campaign that all women are strong and beautiful, and that music can truly unite people across the globe.

CARE International’s campaign really ties in with our ethos of “Nothing is Greater Than Love” as both draw on the strength of unity and love in order to empower women of every walk; from those who live in conflict zones, to our very own communities where ignorance, oppression and apathy has resulted in injustice, inequality and abuse.

We hope that through our work and music, we will be successful in touching and empowering the lives of people.

We welcome everyone to come and join us in walking as a gesture of solidarity with women from around the world.”

The march on Sunday 6th March is open to everyone and takes place at 10am at The Scoop next to City Hall, London. To sign up please visit


Sister Sledge Orange The World
Iconic, all female music group Sister Sledge, famed for their award-winning, worldwide hits such as We Are Family, World Rise, Shine and Lost In Music, have come out in support of the UN Woman’s new campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women.

Over 450 events have been planned over 16 days, across more than 70 countries. The activities include the lighting of major monuments and activities involving civil society such as dialogue sessions with faith-based leaders, film screenings, theatre and dance performances, rallies, marathons and activism via social media.

Eternally committed to equal rights and movements encouraging girl and women empowerment, Sister Sledge have released a series of images on social media and their blog, bearing the colour orange, the symbol of the campaign. It aims to highlight the goal for a bright and optimistic future that is free from violence against women. Continue reading SISTER SLEDGE LEND THEIR VOICE TO UN WOMAN CAMPAIGN – UNiTE to End Violence against Women

Debbie attends the Collars & Coats Ball

Image by Nick Harvey Dress by Rachel Elbaz Couture
Image by Nick Harvey
Dress by Rachel Elbaz Couture

Last night I spent the evening at the annual Collars & Coats Ball held in support of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in London. At this prestigious event we learned about the despicable puppy farms that operate in the UK and Ireland and the backstreet breeders who breed puppy’s for profit. The charity is doing everything it can to stop such abhorrent practices and every day, 13 unwanted dogs and 9 cats come through Battersea’s doors. The organisation rescues and finds homes for over 8000 unwanted dogs and cats every year. A remarkable achievement! Continue reading Debbie attends the Collars & Coats Ball

Sister Sledge Launches “Nothing Is Greater Than Love”

The “Nothing Is Greater Than Love” Message to Springboard the Group’s foray into the Merchandise Sector, Digital Innovations & Charity Partnerships

In today’s tumultuous world, filled with the rigours of life’s ups and downs, the need for a powerful message to conceptualise the important global values of peace, love and empowerment has never resonated as strongly as it does now. To address this intrinsic need, Sister Sledge, the iconic familial music group, has announced plans to launch its new brand: Nothing Is Greater Than Love (NGTL).

Continue reading Sister Sledge Launches “Nothing Is Greater Than Love”