Bora Bond

Launching from her longtime home-base of Washington, D.C. and taking flight to the rest of the world, Debórah ‘Bora’ Bond has become an integral part of the fabric of the worldwide indie-soul scene. Growing up absorbing the sounds of ’70s and ’80s soul music at her childhood home in New Haven, CT, she artistically stands at the intersection of Anita Baker, Sade, and Chaka Khan — though she also credits Luther Vandross, Whitney Houston, and Stevie Wonder (among many others) for inspiring her to pursue a career as a recording artist. An accomplished radio personality and voiceover artist, she worked at Sirius XM for 10 years and hosted a weekly Sunday afternoon radio show. She also recently composed and performed the theme song for a brand new podcast, The Suga, hosted by actresses Tika Sumpter and Thai Randolph. For the past decade, she’s been doing radio jingle and voiceover work for Amsterdam-based PURE Jingles. Debórah is also a pillar of the D.C. music community, having served six terms as D.C. Grammy Chapter Governor. As an educator, she’s been a mentor and voice coach to many aspiring vocalists, and since 2018 has served on the faculty of the Richardson School of Music. She has spent the last several years touring and recording with legendary UK soul/R&B band Incognito, and has also performed with several notable artists including The Foreign Exchange, Zo!, Ledisi, Melba Moore, Frank McComb and the late acid jazz legend Ronnie Jordan.