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Zahira / Bio

“A Pure Inspiring & Passionate Vocalist…” Zahira creates a tapestry of sound that is uniquely captivating and soul shaking. Combining influences from soul to dubstep, funk to reggae, and hip-hop to world beat. Her compositions combine powerful vocals fused with positive and uplifting messages that kick-start your spirit with super-charged energy, or leave your soul in a calm and peaceful state. Whatever specific effect each song creates for you, it is sure to be a unique experience of truth and realness driven by a sweet and sexy sound that celebrates the gift of life as it consciously unifies spirits of people globally. Her music is an outlet that promotes peaceful world living for today and for the future.

Zahira is a cultured, grounded artist who faces life with a positive outlook and a special energy that lights up every stage she performs and charms the ear of her listeners. Her talent ranges from singing to songwriting/music composition, dance, and spiritual healing. This combination of talent makes her unique and allows her to connect with many cultures and philosophies as she travels and performs around the world.

Zahira was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. At a young age she embraced music and became a gospel choir soprano. Within a few years her family moved to the US, where she became more focused on refining her natural talent. She soon realized she was bound for a career in the arts. As a teenager she became the front-woman of Soul Union, her first band, and ever since she has pursued her career as a singer, songwriter and performer. She studied Jazz Vocals and Performance at Green Mountain College, and for many years has independently trained in North Indian Classical Vocals, Sound Healing, Performance, Dance, and West African Drumming. She has also taken the initiative to learn, write and sing many songs in Hebrew, Sanskrit, Arabic, Spanish, French and other Native languages in an effort to share her light and sound with the world.
Zahira’s pure, powerful, and resonant voice has received rave reviews from fans and critics around the world. This devoted artist’s voice ranges from alto to a high soprano, and she uses it as a dynamic instrument in a rich and powerful way. Her unconventional, eclectic style and positive lyrics have made a unique and powerful impact upon her listeners. Zahira radiates pure light and positive energy on stage and brings her audience on a journey transcending space and time. Some classify her style and tone as a melding of many inspirational figures including Aretha Franklin, Erykah Badu, Mary J. Blige, Chaka Kahn, Lauryn Hill and Jill Scott.

Over the past few years, Zahira has twice toured to Israel to share her musical gift with fans and new listeners all over the country. In 2011 she completed her first limited edition EP, and in 2013 she has released several singles and will release another single featuring reggae artist Redfox in fall 2013 along with completing her full length album “Resonate” which will be followed by her Global CD Release Tour!

Zahira’s debut album “Resonate” will reach a worldwide audience so expect more music and performances from this artist in the years to come. There are many collaborations with well own artists brewing in this very moment for this woman so get ready to see her shine even brighter!

Besides performing, Zahira has also written songs for various films & television commercials. One of her latest recordings was composed for a movie about raising awareness of child abuse. Her original music will be featured along with Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, and Mary J. Blige. This film will be released in theaters all over the globe shortly.

Festival Appearances:
Mystic Gaden NY (New York)
Coyote Spirit Festival (Oregon)
Healing Music Festival (Israel)
NORML (California)
Dreamtime Festival (Colorado)
Summer Of Love Festival (California)
Annual Hoot (Colorado)
Mystic Garden Party (Hawaii, Oregon)
Raw Spirit Festival (Arizona, California)
Common Vision (California)
Mendocino Living Culture Festival (California)
Harmony Festival (California)
Coyote Spirit Festival (Oregon)
Earthdance (California)
Vocals for Films:
Little Men Studio (Connecticut)
The Redeemer (East Coast)

Discography
“Resonate” Limited Edition EP” —-Released 2011
"Summertime" Single---Released Summer of 2013

General Info

Band Members
Zahira featuring her live band or DJ!
Artist Name
Zahira
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/zahira
Genres
Pop / Reggae / Soul

Contact Info

Location
Brooklyn, NY

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