Deya Dova – innovative vocalist and singer songwriter is renowned for her unique soulfilled voice and amazing live performances. Deya has pioneered her own musical style through blending roots in the ancient musical traditions with her use of live looping technology to create a truly unique world music sound.
Deya’s music traverses tribal chant, world beat and soul and resonates with Arabic, African, Asian, Aboriginal and Balkan scales.
With her debut album So Bravely Human, Deya won two NCEIA Dolphin Awards (Album of the Year and Best Female vocal) and based herself in Europe to play a variety of festivals and tours. 2006 saw the release of the The Jasmani Garden featuring Deya’s stunning and unique vocal layering and improvisations. The album earnt a MusicOz nomination for Best World Music Artist and continues to inspire and move people across all genres.
Deya Dova's live show brings the music from her albums fully to life with her totally captivating stage presence and pure creative force. Performing with her vocal looper and computer to trigger samples, she effortlessly creates rich layers and grooves that span the sublimely beautiful to pumping break beats. Deya's shows have received an overwhelming response from audiences everywhere, gathering her a passionate following. Deya weaves her powerful feminine presence and down to earth sense of humour to create an inspiring and uplifting show carrying a message of unified humanity beyond language, race and religion.
Deya Dova is originally from Ceduna in South Australia where the desert meets the ocean, Deya’s childhood growing up in the vivid landscapes and with the Aboriginal people of the area has had a deep impact on her both as an individual and an artist, shaping her unique creativity. Deya now works from her own studio in Northern NSW where she lives with her partner and three children.
“Literally mesmerised…we were under the spell of this Australian who doesn’t hesitate to dazzle us with bursts of solo vocalising. Songs that seem to come straight from the Australian desert, which send shivers down your spine and warm your heart and soul.”
Le Berry Republicain France. Festival Printemps De Bourges
“….the songs carry the spirit and sensuality of music that is free and fresh.”
Limelight Magazine, Jaslyn Hall
“ ..divine diva Deya Dova has pioneered a style and a feel that has been fed from world traditions and influences…..She is without doubt one of the most innovative vocalists you are likely to hear.”
Byron Bay Echo
“Deya is remarkable because she is totally unique. She seems to draw on a wellspring of musical and cultural ideas which appear to have parallels in a variety of indigenous traditions yet are also part of her very own colorful and rich mythology. Her ability to multi-loop her own voice is something truly wonderful.”
Sebastian Flynn – Queensland Multi Cultural Festival