Naia Kete, is a neo-soulful reggae pop artist whose music is a personal, emotional and political soul-trip. A mix of musical styles that is grounded, articulate and emotive. Her unique sound and compelling songs would fit right alongside a radio playlist of Adele's "Rolling in The Deep," Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" and John Legend's "Ordinary People."
In April of this year Rolling Stone called her an "earthy soulstress...her dynamic vocal sound and smile are magic"
She inspires with her words and brings the listener on an emotional journey. Listening to Naia or seeing her live you experience how her voice flows with a lyrical maturity and precision that conjures images of the great Lauryn Hill, Norah Jones, or even soul diva Erykah Badu leaving the observer wide-eyed and ready for action.
"Community is so important to me," says Naia "A lot of what I try to convey in my music is that I feel like it's truly time for the people of the world to unite in order to create peace and joy. It has to start in the home, and next in your extended family and community. I wouldn't be singing and writing in the way that I do if it wasn't for the people who have touched my life and heart so dearly."
Naia is currently working on her second album with such great writer/producers as Linda Perry, Mikal Blue and Stephony Smith all who have had Billboard chart topping singles.
Wherever Naia's gifts come from, her message is moving, refreshing, and an undeniably eloquent and conscious one to be coming from anyone, let alone 22 year-old from the hills of Western Massachusetts.