This Galactic songstress has done it again, but on her own creative terms! Debuting her solo EP "Rebirthed Above Ground", Navasha Daya is further establishing herself as a classic songwriter, producer and vocalist.
This EP offers soulful songs with a touch of jazz and world influences and is a natural transition from her compositions as front woman and co-founder of the band Fertile Ground. Absolutely stunning solo debut EP from world-renowned soul jazz vocalist Navasha Daya!
Recorded with total live instrumentation (with the exception of synth strings) by a host of remarkable musicians, Navasha Daya’s EP, “Rebirthed Above Ground” was written, composed, arranged, and produced by Navasha Daya herself.
From Indie Spirit by Stevie Robinson
Her first solo project starts with “Iwapele” meaning gentle character taken from the Holy African scripture of the Yoruba. A smooth groove that will have you swaying and rocking your neck (that’s right I said your neck) to the music. “Galactic Soul” tells Daya’s story it’s her anthem song. At first listen to “Prelude to a Kiss” I was filled with the joy, hearing this song. And it will surely be known as a classic. It’s that beautiful. It flows right into jazzy smooth flowing “Sweet Kiss. The EP ends with a heavy guitar rock number called “Life Windows” which has you rocking your head and singing out loud or at least that’s what it has me doing. This debut EP will leave you wanting more.
A Baltimore transplant by way of Cleveland, Ohio, this singer, songwriter, and producer, is no stranger to the ears of many. Navasha is internationally known as the lead singer and co-founder of Baltimore based Nu-Jazz group Fertile Ground. She has shared the stage with legendary greats such as Chaka Khan, Hugh Masekela, Earl Klugh, Joan Baes, Angelique Kidjo, Rachelle Farrell, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, India.Arie, Bilal, Common, Zap Mama, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Anthony Hamilton, and Cassandra Wilson to name a few. Her stage presence and resounding spirit filled voice has bellowed from stages throughout the world and has landed gently upon the ear drums of thousands of adoring music lovers. Navasha’s pen has composed songs that have been remixed by some of the world’s top DJ’s and producers.
Navasha Daya’s impact on the world reaches far beyond the stage and walls of the recording studio. Navasha is an artist with a purpose. Captivating audiences and winning the hearts of fans from Baltimore to Tokyo, Navasha offers healing through her lyrics, compositions and performances to a world in need of uplifting and change. On stage, she embodies the indigenous feminine spirit and inspires women throughout the world. Navasha is an artist who has evolved into a constellation of creative manifestations and shares her talent as a musician, songwriter, producer, entertainer, voice teacher, performing arts curator, certified healer, and social/ spiritual activist. She has been called an "astral soul goddess" by Mojo magazine and is internationally recognized as a breathtaking performer. 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".