Called an “astral soul goddess” by Mojo magazine, Navasha Daya (nah Vah sha Day- ya), is an exceptionally gifted and seasoned songwriter/ singer, composer, producer, and choreographer who is internationally known as a breathtaking performer. On stage, Navasha embodies the feminine spirit and inspires women around the world. Grammy-Award winning songstress India Arie described Navasha’s voice as “the true definition of soulful.” Navasha is a nominee for 2016 female artist of the year for the Soultracks Reader’s Choice Awards and has been #2 on both Japan’s jazz and dance iTunes charts numerous times (usually second to Lady Gaga). She has also received international acclaim for her debut solo release, “Rebirthed Above Ground” and her latest release, “Lom Nava Love (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”. Prior to her solo release, Navasha served as lead vocalist, songwriter and co-founder of the highly acclaimed Baltimore based soul/jazz band, Fertile Ground.
The show was incredible. Both Navasha & Gilmore did not disappoint as both performed various styles from Soul, Blues, R&B, and NeoSoul. Very well put together show. New artist could learn a thing about showmanship from both Navasha and Gilmore!
Up next for Navasha: She will be kicking-off the national tour of the film, Lom Nava Love, the unflinching story of Black families in inner city Baltimore harnessing their strengths to challenge the systems and institutions that would dictate their realities.
Centered on the work of community organizer Shirley Foulks and directed by Youth Resiliency Institute founder Fanon Hill, Lom Nava Love documents Foulks’ engagement with families in public housing and how she uses art to communicate the abilities, strengths and power to effect change that Black families innately possess.
After the screening, internationally renowned singer/songwriter Navasha Daya will perform a selection of songs from the film’s soundtrack and Fanon Hill and Shirley Foulks will talk with WEAA radio host Marc Steiner about the creation of the film and how artists can work in communities. Other performers include Mighty Mark, Baltimore club music DJ and producer for for Tt The Artist ’06 (General Fine Arts), and Rashad “Hurricane The King” Hawkins. Below is a music video from Navasha: