Aliza Hava

Aliza Hava

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Hava's music is an inspirational experience. Her melodies will melt your heart while her natural rhythm "rocks the body and soothes the soul."

Biography

Aliza Hava is more than a musician. Fiery and heartfelt, she is a sister to remember. The way she expresses her soul while performing turns noisy audiences silent. Hava lays it down on rhythm guitar while her lyrics weave themselves into a listener's heart, drawing forth passion, inspiration and power. An emotionally expressive singer/songwriter, her well-versed lyrics explore the deeper levels of love, life, and the importance of positive social change.

Hava began writing songs at the age of nine, playing piano at twelve and guitar at sixteen. Her first performance of original songs was at a high school Earth Day concert. Clumsily strumming her second-hand nylon string guitar, her vocals rang through the auditorium. At 17, she was only beginning to find her voice. While in college, she sharpened her skills by majoring in music therapy, focusing on guitar and voice as her instruments. All the while, her natural inclinations toward spirituality became the primary focus of her songwriting. She wrote about changing the world, inner change, and looking to the Divine for guidance. Love and heartbreak also became major themes of her music as she experienced real-life disappointment and personal growth.

Havas debut, RISE, was released in August, 2006. Working with the acoustic tracks from her earlier demo, Hava went into the studio in April '06 with Chris Macchia (bass), John Trent (guitar), Dave Ellison (electric mandolin) and Hector Becerra (drums) to make the final recordings. Co-produced with Jimmy "Lonesome" Goodman of Leopard Studio, RISE is a rocking album of social and spiritual significance.

Hava has shared the stage with: Richie Havens, Matisyahu, Michael Franti and Spearhead, David Rovics, Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), Derek Trucks, Deep Banana Blackout, Peter Prince, Vanilla Fudge, Tony Vacca and World Rhythms, and Love Scene Clear

She has performed at: Madison Square Garden (NYC), The United Nations (NYC), The Apollo Theater (NYC), CBGB's (NYC) The Wetlands (NYC), The Bitter End (NYC), The Rainbow Room (NYC), Yasgur's Farm Woodstock Reunion (Bethel, NY), The World Peace Sanctuary (Amenia, NY), Larkfest and Arts on Lark (Albany, NY), Anastasia's Asylum (Los Angeles, CA), Nashville Crossroads (Nashville, TN), The Colony Cafe (Woodstock, NY), Penny Lane (Boulder, CO), Barbi (Tel Aviv, Israel), The Pargod Theater (Jerusalem, Israel), The Washington Monument (Washington, DC) and many, many more........

Her music is being heard in New York on WBAI, WVKR, WUSB, WKZE. She has performed live on Woodstock Radio, WDST's Acoustic Breakfast, WBAI and New Artist Radio.

Lyrics

Child of the Sun

Written By: Aliza Hava, Robert Klam

The rain is warm
On my closed eyes
I hear the storm
On the wind, your cries
Your heart in mine is
forever held
In space, in time
Your presence felt

By ray of light you come
A sacred promise won
Emerge in flame
Child of the Sun

Bring down your fire
'Cause passion burns
Leave what endures
for the child who learns
The gems we hold
Wisdom so old
We're going to watch it all
Unfold

By ray of light you come
A sacred promise won
Emerge in flame
Child of the Sun

You touch me
I breathe your fire
Into me, Lord,
My soul inspire
Angels sing
Sing in their Holy choir
You make me see
You pull me through
You love me free
And love me true
Calling me
From out of the Ocean Blue

By ray of light you come
A sacred promise won
Emerge in Flame
Child of the Sun

©2006 FireMusicFaerie Productions/ASCAP

Worth of Water

Written By: Aliza Hava

Everyone said, "It ain’t gonna be easy"
But I had to try anyway
Living is hard when the day's growing long
And I'm only a slave to the gray

My pockets are empty
My mouth is running dry
The truth is in the salt of the tears I cry
Even though you don't know my name,
Deep down we're the same

There are times when I don't want to look life in the eye
I'd rather sing myself a sweet lullaby
I want to build an ocean with all the tears we cry
We won't know the worth of water
Until the well runs dry

I've watched from behind the scenes
I've waited too damn long to live out my dreams
Does it really matter now that everything has changed?
I'm looking for an answer
Someone to explain

There are times when I don't want to look life in the eye
I'd rather sing myself a sweet lullaby
I want to build an ocean with all the tears we cry
We won't know the worth of water
Until the well runs dry

Though we see what we want to see
It's not always reality
We see what we want to see
But it's not always reality

The Worth of Water……

©2006, FireMusicFaerie Productions/ASCAP

RISE

Written By: Aliza Hava

My brother’s been shot down
My sister’s been battered and used
My child has been handed a gun
Mother’s been raped and abused
Daddy’s got one foot in the grave
He’s still crying over someone he couldn’t save
I’m watching all this pain
And you say it’s a game

We will rise, now
Stand upright
We will burn like candles in the night
We will learn to sing, not to fight
Unless it’s for our freedom right
We will hold each other’s hands
Try hard to understand
Liberty is our demand
For we are one people
One land

Some live a life of illusion
Not knowing of another solution
As we breathe in the deadly pollution
You know it’s a shame

We must break these chains of gold
We’ve been slaves enslaved
We’ve been sold
All the lives, all the lies we were told
If we keep moving along
We can sing a new song

We will Rise...

One People
One Soul

©2006 FireMusicFaerie Productions/ASCAP

Discography

RISE, Released August 2006

Tracks presently receiving airplay:

Independent Nation
Worth of Water
RISE
Child of the Sun
Julia
RISE: Revisited

Set List

Typical set list includes 10-15 originals, 2-4 classic rock covers

Playtime: Approx. 45 minutes-1.5 hours per set

Sample Set list:

On the Inside
The Powers that Be
Child of the Sun
Little Bit of Heaven
All Along the Watchtower, Hendrix version
Bittersweet
Somebody to Love, Jefferson Airplane
Julia
Worth of Water
Independent Nation
RISE
Discover Grace