Photo Credit: Nachum Daniel
Aliza Hava is an award-winning artist/songwriter who sings truth to power. Her dynamic voice and driving rhythms, paired with a lifelong commitment to social change and spiritual growth, create a unique signature aesthetic.
Americana, Contemporary, Folk-Rock, Pop-Rock, Singer/Songwriter
"...her vocals—heart-on-sleeve balanced by professional restraint—carry the tunes to this place where peace, unity and self-awareness are causes worth putting your life on the line for.
-Good Times Santa Cruz
"So freakin' astonishing in every way, this chick is a powerhouse...she's what you'd call a sister...."
"Spiritual, socially conscious folk and femme rock..."
-The Jerusalem Post
Ethereal. Enlightening. Medicine for the soul. Aliza Hava -- a multifaceted artist, composer, performer, and multi-instrumentalist -- weaves a sonic tapestry that transcends boundaries and transports listeners to a realm where dreams and reality intertwine. Her captivating voice is reminiscent of the mystical tone of Stevie Nicks, the raw soul of Janis Joplin, and the energizing strength of Florence Welch. With her award-winning infusion of folk, rock, pop, and R&B, Aliza heals the tiny forgotten bits of ourselves while rekindling our memories, setting our feet on the path back home, and calling us to rise into our best versions of ourselves.
Aliza has always sought to relay a message of healing and hope in her music. Seeking solace from a difficult childhood, she turned to songwriting at an early age. Music became her sanctuary, a medium through which she could navigate life's trials and triumphs. She honed her craft, pouring her heart into every note she sang and every lyric she penned. Self-taught on an electric keyboard and twenty-dollar used guitar, Aliza found inspiration in an old songbook she discovered in her parent’s basement, 'Great Songs of the 60s.' Fire-lit, Hava immersed herself in the history of the 60s and early 70s. The music, culture, and activism helped her discover her calling and ignited a drive to write songs to heal, inspire, and empower audiences worldwide.
Through her artistry, Aliza invites her listeners on a profound journey of self-discovery, evoking a kaleidoscope of emotions that span the breadth of the human experience. Her introspective lyrics resonate with a raw vulnerability. Whether through haunting ballads that tug at heartstrings or uplifting anthems that ignite the spirit, her music is often described as a harmonious blend of poetic storytelling and soul-stirring compositions. Her songs seem to possess a life of their own, carrying a piece of her essence and revealing her deep commitment to social justice.
Featured on the soundtrack of Sharon Stone’s award-winning documentary, Femme: Women Healing the World, which also features performances by Annie Lennox, Yoko Ono, and Rickie Lee Jones, Hava is a recipient of the Human Spirit Award presented by the international organization Talent for Humanity. Her story is featured in their book along with seven other internationally acclaimed artist/activists. The original recording of her song RISE can be heard on Occupy this Album: 99 Songs for the 99% alongside artists such as Ani DiFranco, Jackson Browne, and Warren Haynes.
Aliza's upcoming album, INTO THE LIGHT, was recently recorded at the iconic Revolver Recording Studios in Thousand Oaks, CA. The album was produced by multi-platinum, Grammy winner Mikal Blue, who is best known for his work with Colbie Callait, Jason Mraz, and OneRepublic. Expected in early 2024, the tracks feature Dean Dinning of Toad the Wet Sprocket as musical arranger and on bass/keys, and Gregg Bissonette (Ringo Starr, Santana) on drums.
Aliza has performed at music festivals and venues around the world and has shared bills with Dr. John, Michael Franti, Zac Brown Band, Rising Appalachia, Loreena McKennit, Jefferson Starship, and more. She has performed in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Ireland, Morocco, Jordan, Israel/Palestine, Italy, India, South Korea and at the United Nations in New York City.
Aliza Hava Music
Aliza Hava - Natural State (Wake Me)
Aliza Hava - Emotion Tide (Official Video)
Aliza Hava - Behind Your Eyes (Official Video)