Illumination: A Night of Healing
Join us for a night of healing through the sonics and lyrics of three unique songwriters.
Memphis born singer-songwriter Aybil relishes the art of a well told story. Aybil began writing songs at the age of 6 about loneliness and friendship. While being influenced by Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals from the 1950s and ’60s and soul lifting Gospel classics, she began to mimic the vocal styling, emotion, and content of the music she heard. In 2020, Aybil debuted Jordan Poole, a personal, haunting melody about war and addiction. She has since released several genre blending projects, reflecting her true love for storytelling. Continually pulling from her love of traditional gospel and 60s pop and ballad influences, her goal is the creation of timeless music that drives into the soul. She can be likened to current artists such as Joy Oladokun and Jensen McRae and her poetic musings are reminiscent of talents such as Corinne Bailey Rae and Ben Abraham. She has performed on stages including DreamFest 10, Cutting Edge Music Conference, and Faubourg Pride Festival. | aybilmusic.com Insta: @iamamaybil
SARIYAH IDAN is a New Orleans based independent and internationally touring singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet, dancer, and educator. Her new album “Glitter & Blood” releases Nov 3rd 2023 with lyrics touching on transformation, healing, and choosing joy. Jazz and folk trained, hip-hop educated, and influenced by both Latinx/Caribbean sounds and her Jewish roots, Sariyah is praised for her “ability to seamlessly combine a wide variety of disparate styles and sonics into a memorable sound all her own,” (Tinnitist). She views honoring the sounds of both influences and ancestors as a form of cultural activism while her lyricism has been hailed as “powerful, soulful, spirited songs filled with stories of struggle, love and social justice” (Fusicology). Sariyah’s music has been featured on NPR stations, WWOZ, plus college and online radio platforms. She has rocked iconic venues The Kennedy Center in DC, The Jazz Museum for French Quarter Fest in New Orleans, The Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, The Nuyorican Poets Cafe in NYC, PANDA Platforma in Berlin, and plays regularly at the House of Blues in New Orleans. In 2019 she was a Virginia Giordono Memorial Fund Honoree at SisterSpace festival for performances of her album “Breaking Shadows”, recorded in Los Angeles, Berlin, and Lisbon. Sariyah has shared stages with legends Pete Seeger, Lee “Scratch” Perry, and Yusef Lateef. As a regular street performer in New Orleans she is known among locals as “the most hauntingly beautiful voice of New Orleans’ streets.” | www.sariyahidan.com IG: @sariyahidan
JHANÉ (Jah-Nae) best describes her music as ‘Ether Sound”. The intentional “inner g” you feel from her throat chakra is the cosmic travel you didn’t know you needed until it’s heard. Expanding her genre range more and more, she is intentionally curating her own genre of “BluJazz”, a mix of Blues & Jazz. She recently just completed her 1st solo tour this past summer titled ‘NASCENCE’, a synonym for the word debut. From June to August, she traveled to 6 different cities to perform live, vend and gain new art collectors & even record nü music. She also just performed at the 2nd Annual Earth Fest NOLA. Her nü single ‘TREES’ is a melodic, yet poetic flow of wordplay and rhythm, made for the ears of true music lovers. As a Certified Sound Therapist, JHANÉ uses her love and knowledge of color, sound & frequency study to introduce others to healing through vibration & intention. She has been able to facilitate sound healing sessions for the youth, teachers retreats, community events, individual sessions & more. Always at the forefront of setting the intention for a song is her desire to remain raw and relatable to the listener. Bridging her love for live instrumentation and an experience to never forget, she’s sure to leave an ethereal impression. | https://www.thisisintentional.com/music IG: @jhanemusic