The songs that live within us are the melodies we share with our ancestors. We are the essence of where our parents have been and those stories echo in our hearts.
When you think of life and see where you are now…what a journey. Jules born in Kenya and me [Hanifa], I was born in Zimbabwe. How far we wandered to find the right beat and the rhythm that would carry our dreams and the belief that anything truly is possible. Our journey to where we are now has been built on the power of dreams and pure faith. We grew up in a small town, London Ontario, Canada. It’s here where we began our sweet love affair with music. There wasn’t much to do in London other than exploring the depths of our imagination and tune into the radio. Music became life, a second skin that painted a soundtrack that would forever shape our lives. As children, we grew up listening to songs of the motherland. You could also often hear Rock & Roll and R&B classics blaring from our balcony on warm summer nights. Many friendships were made, the music brought us together. Sometimes hearts were broken and it’s the songs that seemed to mend them. As children, we were fortunate enough partake in all forms of art, whether it be dance, music lessons or visual expression. One could say, all though we didn’t know back then, these experiences were an open doorway that would lead us to a life expressed through art.- Hanifa & Juliet of Najuah