Aya Safiya is a Bay Area born violinist, singer, and songwriter. She was born into a musical family and was introduced to music at a young age.
At age 7 she began studying traditional Greek music and some related styles including Balkan, Turkish and Rom. At age 21 she began focusing on different vocal techniques from around the world, and since has received training in styles such as Flamenco, Middle Eastern, Central Asian, and Okinawan.
In recent years she has dedicated herself to the art of songwriting. As a songwriter and artist, her style is Americana, Indie-pop, or Folk-pop, with lyrics written mostly in English, and some in Japanese.
Aya's other passions and services include Astrology and Tarot, Illustration and Graphic Design, and English/ Japanese interpreting and translating.