Though her Jewish roots influence her music, the sound of Sariyah Idan spans genres of dub-reggae, soul, folk and more. Deeper Than Skin is Sariyah’s new six-song EP about love, passion, conflict and peace. She stirs emotions and raises questions, all in a harmonious blend of slow to mid-tempo grooves, poignant lyrics and cool vibes. You may find yourself feeling “Irie” as a matter of fact, while you listen. Tikkun Magazine reviewed Deeper Than Skin, calling it “a smooth delivery of raw truth, bold stance, and real vision—a soulful communiqué from an artist making a bold entrance onto the global stage.” The first single and video “Why You Do” premiered on Nu-Soul Magazine and is a simple yet stunning visual for the thought-provoking tune.
Sariyah will perform all six songs from Deeper Than Skin and more live at Hotel Cafe Tuesday, December 9. She will be joined onstage by a full band, guest vocalists and L.A. artist Dez Hope. The first 35 people to attend the show will receive a free CD. Click here for tickets.
The vocalist, actor and writer is a native New Yorker, a self-proclaimed Urban American Jewess and a bona fide triple threat in the entertainment industry. Sariyah is well-known for her internationally-touring solo theater production “Homeless in Homeland” where she uses dance, poetry and character monologue to uniquely capture an intimate struggle with identity through the lens of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Catch Sariyah in L.A. as the host of Acoustic Second Saturdays at the Thirsty Crow Bar in Silverlake and Gaia Soundsystem’s First Sundays at Industry Cafe and Jazz in Culver City.
See all of her videos here.