Aya Safiya is a Bay Area born singer, songwriter and violinist. With a hauntingly beautiful voice, she captivates her listener and puts her audiences in a spell.
Aya has both a smokiness that elicits a nostalgia of old world folk and blues and a refreshing sweetness that pays homage to today’s pop. Aya’s music transcends genre, with influences including; Adele, Gillian Welch, Hozier, and Lauryn Hill. Surrounded by a family and community of musicians, Aya started her career performing traditional music at age 15 at venues such as The Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, The Great American Music Hall in SF, and Drom in NYC. Now based in Boston, she has rediscovered her love for songwriting, and has shifted focus to recording her original songs.