Nominated “Best Latin Duo/Group 2009” "Best latin Vocalist/ Latin Group/ Latin Recording 2013"by Washington Area Music Association and named in the DC Examiner as one of the best Latin rock bands in the District.
The Washington Post calls them one of the area's finest, “which deftly
shifts from rootsy reggae to ska to introspective rock.” Their mixed rhythms of cumbia, reggae, rock, and ska know no limits and never fail to bring down the house.
Nayas has become a fixture in DC, regularly playing its premier venues such as the 9:30 Club,The Fillmore, Black Cat, and The State Theatre. Radio and Television appearances include: Pandora Internet Radio, Itunes, WAMU’s “Art Beat”, WETA “Neighborhoods”, Telemundo, Univision, KPFA Berkeley CA, Viva 900 DC, and “Veinte Lucas” on Canal Siete in Lima, Peru.
They have shared the stage with Calle 13, Julieta Venegas, Molotov, Easy Star All-Stars, Panteon Rococo, El Gran Silencio, Kinky, Yerba Buena, Los Amigos Invisibles, and others. They have played clubs from West Virginia to New York’s East Village to West Coast.
Their first self titled album was released in 2006 (available for purchase on iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/nayas/id381917817 ) and now with our second EP "Avenida La Cura" recorded at RightOn studios with Jerome Maffeo, which you can find also on iTunes.