New Music Friday: VAYA

Ameridian Rock band VAYA combine history, culture and creativity to create new music that will surely be a new listening experience. From their second album to an award winning short film read on to find out more about this unique musical project. 

New Music Friday: VAYA

Could you first introduce yourself to the reader?

Hi there! VAYA is a musical project that is on its second album. Our sound is powerful, tribal and instinctive.

Every band, group and artist has a name – is there an interesting story behind yours?

The band is based on the Indians of North America, so we play Ameridian Rock and it’s influenced by the Legend of the White Wolf. The legend VAYA of the White Wolf surrounds dancing to the rhythm of the sacred fire. I received it from the elders.

How did the band/group first get together?

Well VAYA has crossed paths with several musicians from the start process to the stage. I am the feather and the voice that worked on the first album, with an arranger and Raph Mtx on the drums. Then Raph and I had to create the live team for the first live tour. The process is also different, we just follow the flow.

If you could describe your group/band in three words what would they be?

Authentic, emotional, strong.

Tell Voice about your latest release and what makes this project different?

People from Canada to Japan said it is unique and strange,  so ask them! Maybe it is because there is no filter between instinct and music – the soul expresses itself truly.

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Nothing in music is ever new but how do you try to keep your music, artistry and vibe original? 

Simply being myself.

What would you say are your inspirations in music? 

Everybody that I can cross in the street, each leaf that falls on the floor, each drop that makes the ocean.

What is your creation process?

I am guided. The process does not belong to me and the more I understand that, the more I improve myself as a creative person.

How do you remain motivated to create, and do you have any tips for budding artists?

Creativity keeps me alive – without it, I wouldn't be who I am. Be yourself and fill your heart with love.

What has been the highlight of your musical career to date?

I am still waiting for it, I hope soon! God only knows.

Did you always want to do music and when did you start to take music seriously?

I started when I was 3 years old. Nothing is serious. Do what you love and you will never feel [like you are] working.

What should we expect to see from you in 2021?

Rest and work deeper on the seeds I put on the soil.

Where can we find out more about the group/band?

Here is a short movie done in Fukuoka introducing a small window into the second album currently in process – it received a short-movie award!


To find out more details about VAYA, click here.

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De-Mornae Clarke

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De-mornae is a Kickstart Journalist for Voice. Music, interviews and pop culture are her preferred topics of interest but is often pushing her own creative boundaries to prove that anyone can have an opinion regardless of their background, education or class.

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