At the festival, she was performing for a tent of people who didn’t know who she was, and she was just zeroing in on people speaking directly to them. She was witty, she was bawdy, she was frank. – Jewly Hight (NPR)

Talibah Safiya is a shape-shifting independent soul artist from Memphis, TN. Whether through her jewelry line (@theprettybull) or her music, Safiya spreads messages of self-acceptance, self-exploration, and celebration. She has opened for Bilal, The Pharcyde, and Cedric Burnside; Safiya has also performed at Mempho Fest, Americana Fest, and more. This summer, she is headlining A Deep Water Sound, a touring experience of Memphis music and culture to 10 cities across the US.

 

Testimonials

A Deep Water Sound is not just an event, it’s a once in a lifetime experience. Talibah Safiya is a powerful enchantress whose music will leave you feeling exhilarated yet calm, and her voice creates the perfect backdrop for this remarkable event. If you miss A Deep Water Sound you will regret it, forever. -Dev, of thedevandthecity and – @devandthecity (IG) | New Orleans
To say Talibah Safiya is mesmerizing would be an understatement. The music picks up and even though you can’t see her face, her performance fills the room. The way she lets vowels escape from her mouth is the same way she moves across the stage, with every bit of intention and control. Her voice is soulful, at moments velvety with warmth and at others gruff, revealing a soft, raw pain underneath it all. Her musical sensibility throbs with jazz and R&B, yet her show feels punk, solely for its unforgiving presence. As she sings, she rolls, sways and swings in dance, at times appearing lifted up, as if her voice has carried her there itself. -Rachel Wells for The Funky Feminist  | (Nashville)
At the festival, she was performing for a tent of people who didn’t know who she was, and she was just zeroing in on people speaking directly to them. She was witty, she was bawdy, she was frank. – Jewly Hight (NPR)

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