Beya

Artist Biography

Official Biography (courtesy of Beya)

Beya is a composer, singer, and writer with a multitude of inspiration. She is moved by sounds of jazz, soul, and hip-hop in the NYC style. As a child, she was influenced by her brother who was himself a musician. The effect of her sibling led her to begin composing and singing her own material. Beya started in 1992 by performing with several bands in Lyon, France. They ventured into sounds of Afro-jazz, soul, and funk. In 1994 Beya moved to San Francisco to improve upon her jazz singing and to further develop her own singing niche to full capacity. Inspired by various DJs and jazz musicians in the Bay, Beya began to mix a plethora of genre while also learning improvisation.

Upon returning to France, Beya began work with Natty, an Afro-Caribbean, jazzy funk band based in Lyon. She appeared on Frootloop Volume One, an LP by Hot Wire Records (Hip Hop, Nu Jazz). In Germany, Beya sings on Tonton David's album "Livret de Famille" with Bansa Music. A gifted singer and performer, Beya sings solo and graces Parisian stages with her own original recordings. She is musically supported by Max Valetudie  DJ Max , world renown hip hop  producer, Soul (NTM, NUTTEA, TONTON DAVID, CHINA, TRADE UNION, and others. The collaboration is mutually inspiring and the unique style will be released as "Made-In", the new Beya album. Ty Macklin, XSQUARE MUSIC composer and producer of ERYKAH BADU, SY SMITH and INDIA ARIE also participated in this album. He composed two track: "Made In" and "Comme je suis", giving the album a touch of Dallas Soul and have mixed and mastered my album. In 2010 Beya collaborated with Surel Williams Album intituled "His Bride" singer gospel and RnB from dallas.

Being of Algerian North Africa ascendance, Beya sings in three languages : French, English and Arabic illustrating her ecclectic influences and mingling them to form a universal language supported by music, which allows to break all the boundaries. Stay tuned!

Available Music

Featured Album - Will Downing - "Romantique, Part 1"
Featured Album - The Soul Rebels - "Poetry In Motion"
Album of the Month - Plunky & Oneness - "Afroclectic"
Choice Cut - Chris Jasper - "For The Love of You"

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