global // folk // jazz

Gaida is one of those (*yawn*) dime-a-dozen singers who also makes a living as a speech pathologist, and has a similarly dull list of cities that she’s called home: Damascus, Kuwait, Paris, Detroit, and now, New York. Barely worth mentioning, right? In the meantime, she’s received classical voice training, recorded a couple of tracks for Jonathan Demme films, and at the end of last year dropped her first full album, Levantine Indulgence, a spooky mix of traditional Arabic and Syrian sounds, plus her own, jazz-like vocals, and the occasional hip hop beat for good measure. She’s currently shopping for a distributor; until she finds one, the full album is available at her shows, or via MySpace message.

Sultry voice, spicy instrumentals.
Gaida – Almaya
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5 Responses to “Gaida”

  1. gaston monescu :

    excellent post. im all over this one.

  2. Matt :

    For you New Yorkers, Gaida is playing Joe’s Pub on Feb. 19th at 9:30. Come out and say hi!

  3. Matt Lieberman :

    General Admission Seating/Standing*: $15 ($12 advanced ticket)

    The Bowery Poetry Club:
    308 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
    foot of First Street, between Houston & Bleecker
    across the street from CBGBs
    F train to Second Ave, or 6 train to B

    Bowery Poetry Club
    Gaida and her ensemble: Levantine Indulgence

  4. Ansel Wooden Knife :

    Very energetic and lifting, a gem

  5. heinnaree :