Summer in the CityCANCELED: Safiya Leslie
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Safiya Leslie is a vocalist and New York City native who is pursuing a dual degree in music production and engineering and music business/management at Berklee College of Music.
Trained with the National Chorale under the direction of Vagarshak Ohanyan from 2011–2015, she developed a passion for jazz. Later, at the New York Jazz Workshop, she studied under Olivia Foschi, Fay Victor, and Jocelyn Medina.
During her time at Berklee, Leslie has become a prominent and founding member of Riddim Symphony, a soca band which has opened for dancehall artist Konshens and reggae artist Keznamdi.
Leslie hopes to open a recording studio/musician collective in the West Indies to bring cultures together. She is currently working on her debut album, set for release in summer 2018.