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Kaiya Nyasha: Berklee Two Track I Equality

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Kaiya Nyasha performs her original spoken word piece "Black Women" and a cover of "Free Mind." Her story speaks to the equality that's needed in music technology and her work with Girls Make Beats, and also how that drove her to select her cover tune.

Layering lush harmonies over themes of self-love, 21-year-old alternative R&B artist Kaiya Nyasha uses her music as a call to action for the youth to empower themselves to rewrite their narratives. Her music is a celebration of culture, of womanhood, and of hope. The Miami native has found a balance in fusing socially conscious messages with upbeat, light-hearted grooves and catchy hooks.

Two Track is a music video series designed for Berklee’s YouTube and social media channels that features artists in an intimate setting with only one microphone and continuous camera takes. Each recording session will revolve around a single theme (i.e., connection, love, dreams) that can be expressed by the artist either through their track selection or through a short storytelling segment that will be recorded as part of the performance. The videos in this series will premiere at specific dates and times, but if you miss the premiere, each video will be public on the channel in continuity.

Set list
00:00 Intro
00:24 Black Women (Kaiya Nyasha)
03:13 Equality (Theme)
04:11 Free Mind (Tems)

Kaiya Nyasha - voice, edi: https://www.instagram.com/kaiyanyasha
Julian Wilson - keyboard: https://www.instagram.com/julianwwilson
Sydney Ewing - bari sax: https://www.instagram.com/musicby.sydney

Production Credits
Jeannie Greeley: video producer
Steffan Hacker: graphics
Kevin Greene: gimbal
Andres Gonzalez Cardona: recording, mix engineer
Pedro Kayat: assistant recording engineer
Alonso Corral Zamacona: assistant recording engineer
Isak Kotecki: video editor
Mrityunjay Sathyanarayanan: camera
Francis Pea Monte: camera
Jihae Kim: camera

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About Berklee College of Music:
Berklee is the preeminent institute of contemporary music and the performing arts, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs at its campuses in Boston, Massachusetts, and Valencia, Spain, and through its award-winning distance learning program, Berklee Online. Dedicated to nurturing the creative and career potential of the world’s most inspired artists, Berklee’s commitment to arts education is reflected in the work of its students, faculty, and alumni—hundreds of whom have been recognized with Grammy, Tony, Oscar, and Emmy awards.

At Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee, students explore interdisciplinary approaches to music, dance, theater, film, business, health care, education, technology, and more. Our pioneering youth programs reach underserved classrooms throughout the U.S. and beyond. With students and alumni from more than 100 nations and educational partners across the world, we are forging new connections among art forms, musical traditions, and technologies to build a dynamic, diverse, and collaborative global arts community. Learn more at berklee.edu.

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