STEFANA

STEFANA

 Long Beach, California, USA
BandWorldSoul

STEFANA's music is a deliberately woven multicultural tapestry of Pop/Soul/World Beat with passionate vocals, exotic energy and lyrical messages which communicate hope, love, peace, self empowerment, inner strength & positive change ~ Inspiring ... Memorizing!

Biography

“STEFANA is a gifted songwriter and vocalist…she is a great, unique recording artist and wonderful humanitarian…she is a woman on a mission and her forum is universal ~ good positive music and the heart and mind to back up her message with action”
Chris Julian – Multiplatinum / Emmy Award Winning Music Producer/Film Composer (CA)

Stefana continues to entertain and enlighten thousands at concerts, festivals & events throughout the country. Highlight performances for which Stefana has a history as featured artist include pride & cultural festivals; women’s festivals and such special events as Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach; Long Beach Unity-in-the-Community Festival; Showtime @ The Apollo on Tour (Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts); Ms. Wheelchair California Foundation and numerous others. As a ‘Positive Music Artist, Songwriter & Producer’, Stefana’s music is created with positive intention to inspire hope, love, purpose, self empowerment, inner strength and positive change. Her musical influences are broad and include many artists and songwriters strongly rooted in pop, R&B, gospel, worldbeat & soul. Wherever she performs, Stefana is instrumentally backed by a superb multicultural alternating lineup of professional musicians and 1 modern bellydance extraordinaire, which makes for their visual stage show & world-fused music equally mesmerizing. Stefana’s world-fusion music appeals to multicultural audiences while her messages reach soul deep, far and wide, affirming: come as you are…be who you are…cuz who YOU are matters. Stefana is Founder and President of her southern California based Positive Music and Entertainment Company ~ SD Entertainment ~ for which she produces and promotes top quality music concert and media events for all ages. Equally important, Stefana contributes her time & musical gifts to many organizations for which she passionately supports.

Stefana’s CD releases: WOMAN OF LIGHT (CD single / © 2010 S. Stefana Dadas, BMI) – inspired by and written for the 'Ms. Wheelchair Organization'; COMPLAINT FREE WORLD (CD single / © 2007 S. Stefana Dadas, BMI) – written for and adopted as the complementary theme song for the world wide Complaint Free Campaign (purple bracelet) phenomenon as seen & heard on Oprah; The Today Show & People Magazine (www.acomplaintfreeworld.org); WOMEN SAVING the WORLD (CD single / © 2006 S. Stefana Dadas, BMI) – written for the inspiring book and story by Author, Sharon Mehdi, “The Great Silent Grandmother Gathering” (Published by Viking Penguin 2005) and COME AS YOU ARE (full length / © 2004 S. Stefana Dadas, BMI) were co-produced with Emmy Award winning, Grammy nominated mega music producer CHRIS JULIAN (Queen Latifah, David Bowie, Chaka Khan, Isaac Hayes / www.chrisjulianproductions.com). Stefana’s self titled Ep STEFANA (CD sampler, © 2001 S. Stefana Dadas, BMI) was co-produced w/ multi-talented L.A. musician/music producer, NATE TSCHETTER. All Stefana’s releases share a life-affirming theme: always be who you are…always be a bright light…always be inspired and in all ways…pass it on! Several of Stefana’s songs have garnered national attention and secured licensing for supporting various organizations; positive television, film and print media.

Stefana has earned airplay and guest appearances on college radio; internet radio; live video webcasts, cable television programming and opening performances for renowned authors, speakers, recording artists & entertainers. Her recordings have garnered international attention and secured licensing for supporting positive television, film and print media. Some of these include: NPR/New Dimensions Radio & Broadcast Network (Sirius Satellite Radio); BLOGTALKRADIO.com/Swoopsworld (Long Beach, CA); KTSTFM.com/Love Chats Radio (Orange County, CA); KLBC.org/KCTY.org (Long Beach, CA); KCLA 99.3 FM (Tustin, CA); KCSB 91.9 FM (Santa Barbara, CA); KULAK’s WOODSHED WEBCAST (N. Hollywood, CA); OMAR’s LOCAL ARTIST SHOWCASE (Producer/Host: Omar / Charter Communications, Long Beach, CA); THE T-LILY SHOW (Producer/Host: Tyra Lily McNair / Charter Communications, Long Beach, CA).

Whether ‘performing’, ’writing’ or ‘producing’, Stefana is simply driven by a higher calling to “make a difference through her music & presence and be the positive change!”

*NOTE: For Artist Info & Bookings Contact / STEFANA33@aol.com

Lyrics

Come As You Are

Written By: Stefana Dadas

C'mon... baby...

If there’s a gift I can give you tonight it's
I’d give you the moon and the stars and the sky
I think you are the essence of Love’s pure light
You’re everything right to me
Come as you are
Come as you are

You need to know that I love you a lot
For the one that you are and for what you are not
You can’t ever lose if you use what you’ve got
God sent ya here to be
Come as you are
Come as you are, baby…

CHORUS
Come, come as you are, as you are, baby
Come, come as you are, as you are

Don’t ever let no one rain on your parade
Just be proud of the worst and the best that you gave
It’s all about the difference you made
And passed it along to me
Come as you are
Come as you are, baby

CHORUS
Come, come as you are, as you are, baby
Come, come as you are, as you are
Come, come as you are, as you are, baby
Come, come as you are, as you are

The Plan

Written By: Stefana Dadas

Come take my hand, I have a plan, so much good is waiting for you now
Faith it is the key, ya gotta trust what you can’t see and in time
I will reveal

CHORUS
Cuz I have a plan, I won’t let you slip through the palm of my hand
And always remember that I do now understand
And I’m your footprints in the sand

Be still inside to recognize each open door I swing before you
Try not to move in haste, ya gotta slow down your pace and stop where you are
to smell every rose

CHORUS
Cuz I have a plan, I won’t let you slip through the palm of my hand
And always remember that I do, child, understand
And I’m your footprints in the sand

Yes I am, oh, I am...

Come take my hand, I have a plan, child
So much good is waiting for you

Light In My Eyes

Written By: Stefana Dadas

Woman fly on the angel guided wings that lift you high
And be free, go be anything you ever want to be
Stand up proud and brotha hold your head up high among the crowd
Supastar, I love you just because of who you are
And I believe in you, I believe in you
And I can see right through

CHORUS
You’re the light in my eyes and my soul
A miracle I have been shown
You’re the greatest gift I’ve ever known
Light in my eyes and my... my soul

It’s your time, there’s a world out here it’s your don’t wait in line
Stand your ground, cuz it’s those like you who make the world go round
And you can help but don’t be anything at all besides yourself
And even moore, I celebrate the day that you were born

CHORUS
You’re the light in my eyes and my soul
A miracle I have been shown
You’re the greatest gift I’ve ever known
Light in my eyes and my...
You’re the light in my eyes and my soul
A miracle I have been shown
You’re the greatest gift I’ve ever known
Light in my eyes and my... my soul

You Matter

Written By: Stefana Dadas

Oh ya matter, oh ya matter, oh ya matter, oh ya matter...

To you who wears a smile and to you who wears a frown
To you who’s home is a warm bed and to you who’s home is the cold ground
To you who sees yourself as fat and to you who sees yourself as too thin
To you who judges myself and others by the color of our skin

Oh ya matter, oh ya matter, oh ya matter, oh ya matter...

To you who lives it up wealthy rich and to you who lives it down dirt poor
To you who takes a stand for peaceful and to you who takes the side of war
To you with mental illness and to you who's mind is well
To you who's God is stillness and to you who's heaven is hell

CHORUS
You really make a difference to me in your own way
You really do contribute something good everyday
Don’t ever underestimate the difference you make in your own way, in your own way

Oh ya matter, oh ya matter, oh ya matter, oh ya matter...

To you who wants to die and to you who’s dying to live
To you who shares to much and to you who cannot give
To you who’s world is gay and to you who keeps it strait
To you who lives to love and to you who loves to hate

Oh ya matter, oh ya matter, oh ya matter, oh ya matter...

CHORUS
You really make a difference to me in your own way
You really do contribute something good everyday
Don’t ever underestimate the difference you make in your own way, in your own way

Oh ya matter, oh ya matter, oh ya matter, oh ya matter.

For All You Are

Written By: Stefana Dadas

Lost then found back some years ago
I searched my way to
a new place I’d soon call home
In your house of Grace you shined so very bright
And welcomed all with arms held opened wide

And as I felt the Presence in your voice
My heart filled with love
and my eyes with tears of joy
You reached beneath the surface to my soul
Because of you I’m greater even more

CHORUS
For all you are I do give thanks
With so much love you’ve shown the way
And of those you’ve taught
I’ve been blessed to be one
Now I know to you the best gift I can give is to –
Pass it on, pass your wisdom on
Pass it on, pass your beauty on

So here and now I honor you this day
For the one that you are
and the changes that you’ve made
In so many lives both near and far away
Because of you the world is a much brighter place

CHORUS
For all you are I do give thanks
With so much love you’ve shown the way
And of those you’ve taught
I’ve been blessed to be one
Now I know to you the best gift I can give is to ~
Pass it on, pass your wisdom on
Pass it on, pass your beauty on
Pass it on, pass your wisdom on
Pass it on, pass your beauty on

One With You

Written By: Stefana Dadas

For everything that's changed
Not way back in the day
And though we've come so far from bloody Civil War
The issue stays at hand, the color of a man
How do we get beyond the skin that we have on

CHORUS
First, open your eyes
Be not afraid of your reflection that you see
Staring back at you
Then, quiet your mind,
Seek till ya find the peaceful voice
That let's you hear, I am one with you.

How is it we grow when everyplace we go
Even sight unseen, we slam diversity
Maybe it's a choice or maybe nature's voice
How do we get beyond the sex that we have on

CHORUS
First, open your eyes
Be not afraid of your reflection that you see
Staring back at you
Then, quiet your mind
Seek till ya find the peaceful voice
That let's you hear, I am one with you.

Women Saving The World

Written By: Stefana Dadas

A time not long ago, in the small town I call home
Was born through me a dream, to stand silent for peace
And oh, my my, one by one, they come, we stand, we pray
Oh yes we do bring hope from miles away
Why tens of millions of women rise up and for you

CHORUS
We are one great voice
Silently gathering for Peace over the world
Were mothers, grandmas, young girls
We are women saving the world

At all ends of the earth, to Peace let us give birth
Forgive, let go of sides, heal see through a sweet childs eyes
Oh, right now, why right now, because we know that it's time
Yes it's time to breath life, faith and love
Why tens of millions of women rise up and for you

Woman of Light

Written By: Stefana Dadas

She’s beauty and grace, acts with her heart and her mind
Lives for today, faith gives her strength for the fight
My sister of hope selflessly gives of her time
The girl with the most life

CHORUS
And oh, she’s a woman of light
Her dreams give her wings to reach high
And oh, she’s a woman of light, who lives to inspire
Young or old… she’s a woman of light

Wherever she goes, she’s always in right place and time
With wisdom to know she’s paving the way for some lives
An agent of change, the girl will move mountains or climb
Beauty and brains…

This woman who leads the way for hope today
She’s all that I aspire to be…yeah

CHORUS
And oh, she’s a woman of light
Her dreams give her wings to reach high
And oh, she’s a woman of light, who lives to inspire
Young or old… she’s a woman of light
Woman of light…woman of light…woman of light…woman of light…

Discography

Releases from most recent:

WOMAN OF LIGHT (CD single / copyright 2010 S. Stefana Dadas, BMI) - Inspired by & written for the 'Ms. Wheelchair Organization'.

COMPLAINT FREE WORLD (CD single / copyright 2007, BMI) - Complimentary theme song for the worldwide 'Complaint Free Campaign' (purple bracelet) phenomenon as seen and heard on 'OPRAH', 'THE TODAY SHOW' and 'PEOPLE MAGAZINE'.

WOMEN SAVING THE WORLD (CD single / copyright 2006, BMI) - An extraordinary, breathtaking song for global peace and healing... written for the inspiring book and story by Author, Sharon Mehdi, 'The Great Silent Grandmother Gathering' (Published by Viking Penguin 2005).

COME AS YOU ARE (full length / copyright 2004, BMI) - Rooted in pop-neosoul-world fusion, all songs are positive, feel good, inspiring... Co-produced with Grammy nominated, 3X Emmy Award winning music producer 'Chris Julian' (Queen Latifah, David Bowie, Chaka Khan, Isaac Hayes).

STEFANA (5-song sampler / copyright 2001, BMI) - Multicultural tapestry of Pop, Soul, Mediterranean, Latin & Jamaican grooves with sultry vocals and exotic energy.

*NOTE: CD's & Digital Downloads are Avail Thru / www.CDBABY.com

Set List

FULL BAND SHOW (Length of performance time & set list taylored to job):

Original songs with uniquely, re-worked familiar favorites from 60's thru present. (From Marvin, Rufus, Marley & Isleys to Lauryn, Joss, Mary J, India & many more)

SOLO PIANO/VOCAL (Length of performance time & set list taylored to job):

Original songs with uniquely arranged soulful, jazz influenced covers which provide a captivating, extraordinary listening experience (From Ray, Lennon & Luther to Alicia, Legend, India & many more)