Navasha Daya

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Fri, Jul 3, 2015 | 8:00 pm (7:00 Door)

$15 ADV / $20 DOS | Ballroom | All ages

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Navasha Daya, pronounced, nah VAH shah DAY-ya)

Called an "astral soul goddess" by Mojo magazine, NAVASHA DAYA is a singer, songwriter, composer, producer, and performer extraordinaire. She lights up the stage with her energy and continues to amaze with her vocal range. And she is an artist with a purpose, captivating audiences and winning the hearts of fans everywhere with healing lyrics for a world in need of inspiration and upliftment. For over a decade, NAVASHA served as lead vocalist, songwriter and co- founder of the highly acclaimed soul, funk, jazz band, Fertile Ground and has been dubbed one of the foremothers of the underground/ indie soul movement. 4 LPs, international tours and thousands of performances later, NAVASHA is doing her own thing and has graced us with a genre-busting powerhouse of originality, bubbling with her signature dance grooves, haunting melodies, and soul-stirring lyrics.

As a songwriter, Navasha Daya's compositions have been remixed by the world's top DJs and producers and have been released as recordings. She has shared the stage with legendary greats such as Chaka Khan, Hugh Masekela, Roberta Flack, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Confunkshun, Chuck Brown, Earl Klugh, Joan Baes, Angelique Kidjo, Rachelle Farrell, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, India.Arie, Bilal, Commom, Zap Mama, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Anthony Hamilton, and Cassandra Wilson to name a few. On stage, she embodies the indigenous feminine spirit and inspires women throughout the world.

A Baltimore transplant by way of Cleveland, OH Navasha was nurtured in a music-filled home and was influenced by many great musicians and artists including, Sweet Honey in the Rock, whom she is also performing regularly with as a featured guest vocalist.

As a committed cultural arts activist, Navasha has taught and mentored many children, youth and young adults in the creative & performing arts and serves as a Co-Founder & Director of the Healing and Performing Arts of the Youth Resiliency Institute (YRI) - utilizing the arts to mobilize and bring change and equity in the community.

Continuing the legacy of her cousin the late great Gil Scott Heron, and embodying the influences of the likes of Manu Dibango, Miriam Makeba, Bob Marley, and Phyllis Hyman, her dynamic live show fuses Fertile Ground classics along with new compositions she has composed including songs from her debut solo EP "Rebirthed Above Ground". Yes, some stardust has come to earth. Open your heart and soul to a sound experience like no other!
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By: The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern