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.She has performed at Bams Festival, Point Sebago Reggae Fest, and Salem Jazz and Soul Festival.
On 6.16.21, her first debut single, Let's Pretend will be released. Merging Jazz vocals with caribbean sounds, she hopes you are taken away somewhere islandy throughout the song.
Let's Pretend 6.16.21
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