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Aliza Hava

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. 

GENRES
Indie Folk, Folk Rock, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Adult Contemporary

PRESS QUOTES

"...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...."

-The Chronogram

"Spiritual, socially conscious folk and femme rock..."

-The Jerusalem Post

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BIO

UPCOMING SHOWS

Ethereal. Enlightening. Medicine for the soul. Aliza Hava (“aLEEza Hah-vuh”) interlaces the elements; earth and sky, fire and water. Her transcendent voice is reminiscent of the mystical tone of Stevie Nicks, the raw soul of Janis Joplin, and the gritty wisdom of Brandi Carlile. With her award-winning infusion of folk, rock, pop, and soul, 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.

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.

Hava has recently finished recording her upcoming album, Into the Light, at the iconic Revolver Recording Studios in Thousand Oaks, CA. Produced by multi-platinum, Grammy winner Mikal Blue, who is best known for his work with Colbie Callait, Jason Mraz, and OneRepublic, the album is expected in Fall 2024 and features bassist Dean Dinning of Toad the Wet Sprocket as musical arranger and on bass/keys, and Gregg Bissonette (Ringo Starr, Santana) on drums.

Hava has always sought to relay a message of healing and hope in her music. Seeking solace from a difficult childhood, she turned to music at an early age. Self-taught on a twenty-dollar used guitar, she 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 for healing and ignited a drive to write songs that could change the world.

 

While in university studying Music Therapy, Aliza developed a strong inclination towards student activism and discovered a natural gift for concert production and community organizing. She began producing charity concerts featuring local bands for campus organizations like Students for a Free Tibet, and led drum circles in the infamous “Tripping Fields” behind the college where some of the greatest names in music once played, including the Grateful Dead, Frank Zappa, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. With her college located just thirty miles from the town of Woodstock, Hava soaked up the culture and spirit that continued to permeate the region many decades later. She collaborated with local musicians, pulled all-nighters with her guitar around campfires, and earned herself the nickname, FireMusicFaerie.

 

In addition to writing her own music, Aliza collaborates with artists and songwriters and is a co-writer on Grammy-Award-winning artist Macy Gray's upcoming EP, produced by Mikal Blue. 

 

Throughout her journeys, Aliza has shared bills with world-class artists such as Dr. John, Michael Franti, Zac Brown Band, Rising Appalachia, and more. She has performed in the U.S., Canada, India, Morocco, Egypt, Italy, Australia, Jordan, Israel, and South Korea.

With an inherent message of peace and universal love, Aliza considers her music and work a form of sacred activism. Her songs embody the power of music to uplift the mind, body, and soul while staying true to the ongoing practice of reclaiming our natural state.

COMING IN FALL 2024

Aliza Hava - Into the Light

Aliza has performed throughout the USA and in Canada, Australia, Ireland, Israel/Palestine, Italy, India, South Korea, Egypt, Morocco, and Jordan. Her diverse musical style has taken her from jamband festivals to peace conferences, galas, spiritual centers, traditional Irish pubs, house concerts, and more.

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Notable performances include:

  • ​The House of Blues, New Orleans, LA, with Anders Osbourne, Tab Benoit, Kevin Costner, and more.

  • Mountain Jam, Hunter, NY, with Michael Franti, Warren Haynes, The Lumineers, and more.

  • Aquarium of the Bay Gala, San Francisco, CA, opening for First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden, Keynote

  • Charter for Compassion Global Gala, with Zac Brown Band, Neemo Patel, and more.

  • The SHIFT Visionary Summit, with Loreena McKennit, Rising Appalachia, and more.

  • Bhakti Fest, Joshua Tree, CA, with Krishna Das, Ayla Nereo, and more.

  • Cremona Musica Acoustic Village, Cremona, Italy

  • The Cobblestone, Dublin, Ireland

  • NY Strawberry Festival, Newburgh, NY , with Pete Seeger

  • General Assembly, Brooklyn, NY , with Dr. John

  • NY State Harvest Festival, Moose River, NY, with Richie Havens

  • The Whisky A Go-Go, Los Angeles, CA, with members of Deep Purple and Cheap Trick

  • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA

  • The Wildhorse Saloon, Nashville, TN

  • The Apollo Theather, Showtime at the Apollo, NYC

  • The Rainbow Room, NYC

  • Rockwood Music Hall, NYC

  • The Bitter End, NYC

  • Woodstock 50th Anniversary, Parksville, NY

  • NY State Faerie Festival, Harpursville, NY

  • Beltane Festival, Center for Symbolic Studies, Rosendale, NY

  • The Colony Cafe, Woodstock, NY

  • The Wetlands Preserve, NYC (now closed)

  • The Bardavon Theater, Poughkeepsie, NY

  • The United Nations General Assembly Hall, NYC

  • Harmony in the Holy Land, Jerusalem, Israel

  • Yellow Submarine, Jerusalem, Israel

  • IPCRI Peace Education Summit, Bethlehem, Palestine

  • G20 Global Leaders Summit, Seoul, South Korea

  • A Parliament of the Worlds Religions, Melbourne, Australia

  • The International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Mayapur, India

  • Open Hand Cafe, Varanasi, India

  • Open Hand Cafe, New Delhi, India

  • The Saxon Pub, Austin, TX, with PAACK

  • Taros, Essaouira, Morocco, with The Mermen

  • The Roof, Essaouira, Morocco

  • Club Monte Cristo, Tangier, Morocco

  • Michael's on Main, Santa Cruz, CA

  • Felton Music Hall (formerly Don Quixote's) Felton, CA

  • Human Be-In 50th Anniversary, Gray Area, San Francisco, CA

  • United Religions Interfaith Conference, Amman, Jordan (with Musaique) 

  • Musaique  (Middle East Musicians for Peace) Interfaith Gathering, Sinai, Egypt

  • The Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Cruz, CA

  • Inner Light Ministries, Santa Cruz, CA

  • The Resource Center for Non-Violence, Santa Cruz, CA

  • Abbott Square, Santa Cruz, CA

  • Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz, CA 

  • Hotel Utah, San Francisco, CA

          and many, many more....

VIDEOS

Aliza Hava Music

Aliza Hava Music

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Aliza Hava - Natural State

Aliza Hava - Natural State

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Aliza Hava - Ruby Love

Aliza Hava - Ruby Love

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Aliza Hava - Emotion Tide (Official Video)

Aliza Hava - Emotion Tide (Official Video)

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