Camille Safiya has traveled the world with her eyes, ears, and soul wide open, soaking in all the art, music, and language; and then translating that into her own sounds and paintings. Born into a multicultural family Camille has created her own lane as diverse as her bloodline. As a young revolutionary spirit she grew up traveling the world with her mother’s Feminist movement, protesting against domestic violence and global civil rights issues before she could even walk. Her music today is a melting pot of all she’s learned from her family and world travels. As an Abstract painter Camille is interested in breaking down the boundaries of the music world with a fresh new Abstract sound that will be received across the world.
Drawing inspiration from Bob Marley, Billie Holiday, Amy Winehouse, Lauryn Hill, Mary J Blige, Nas, Erykah Badu, MIA, Nneka and Damian Marley has allowed Camille Safiya to create her unique and empowering sound. The first song released, “Immortal Souls” featuring L.atasha A.lcindor was written in Egypt during the revolution, and it led listeners into her complex, forward-thinking mind. Her second release titled, “Phunky Philly” takes listeners on a trip around North Philadelphia, where struggle is evident. Her most recent single, ’40 Oz. Dreamz’ details the emotional roller coaster that is trying to make it in New York City. Camille is currently preparing for her second EP release entitled, ’24K’.
Camille Safiya graduated from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She graduated as one of the top 20 painters in her class. She has held Solo exhibitions at Columbia and Harvard Universities. Safiya’s paintings are currently exhibited at Harvard Medical School. Camille Safiya has done live painting performances at countless venues in New York City and Philadelphia.
She has worked with producers Al’Tarba, Synematik, Avenue, Frankie P and more. Producers gravitate towards her new, fresh sound. Look out for Camille Safiya to be an international household-name very soon! Keep an eye out for her forthcoming EP entitled “24K‘!