Origin: New York City
Genre: Reggae, World, Jazz, Neosoul
Years Active: 2015- Present
Official website: Safiyaleslie.com
Facebook page: Facebook.com/safiya.reggae.jazz/
Emerging from a chrysalis of positivity and consciousness , is an artist who transcends the norm by infusing her past with her future. Flavoring her sounds with musical dialects hailing from not only jazz but of her Afro-Caribbean roots.
Since she has been at Berklee, Safiya has formed Safiya & Friends. a band of a collection of musicians who have roots in the Caribbean and Latin America as well as is one of the founding member of a soca band, Riddim Symphony, which has opened for reggae artist Keznamdi and Dancehall Artist Konshens. You can find Safiya and Friends at the Beat Brew Hall in Cambridge, The Beehive, as well as many New York locations.
In Sumer 2019, Safiya will be releasing her first album, which will explore the infusion between jazz and the Caribbean but also tell the story of the world and life, one song at a time. The album is guaranteed to allow you to collect your passport stamps from start to end. She will also be performing at Bams Festival, Point Sebago Reggae Fest, and Salem Jazz and Soul Festival.
Album on the way- 2020!!!
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