Traciana Graves
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Traciana Graves

New York City, New York, United States

New York City, New York, United States
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Traciana Graves is a new kind of artist in today's world. An Afrcian America woman who has chosen to embrace a wide range of global musical influences focused through an extraordianarily powerful and sensual voice inimitation of no one. Her music give voice to the joy and pain of living in a world beset with turmoil and conflict, and yet filled with beauty and the possibility of love - Vernon Reid


TRACIANA'S MUSIC IS A REFINED YET MOVING EXAMPLE OF NEXT WAVE IN "SO CALLED WORLD MUSIC". IN FACT SHE REDEFINES THE LABEL AND TRANSCENDS IT THROUGH HER POWERFUL SONGWRITING AND THE BRILLANT PRODUCTION OF HER ALBUM. - Peter Lord


The transcultural, chakra-messaging music of Traciana traverses space, time, nations, and languages with a lyricism born of soul, swing and spirit--surely the lingua franca of the triple goddess herself. - Greg Tate


"A notable debut!" - Soul Tracks


Just to let you know,you need to have this CD in your collection. Great singer and also very good music. For all you music lovers,no excuse to not have this CD right now on your CD players because no collection is complete without this essential one. Here on Upper Room Radio Show we play her often. Great work!" - Gi Dessault


Every once and a while a performer comes along that stands up, stands out and makes everyone go "WOW!" And her name would be Traciana Graves. - Madalyn Sklar


Trust me, "Tales of a Prodigal Daughter" is true art, and there is no truer artist on the music scene than Traciana Graves. - Charles E. Rogers


Traciana Graves' "Songs of a Prodigal Daughter" is a mixture of soul, pop, world musicm folklore all rolled into one. Her vocal skills are showcased on this CD as well as her ability to sing in a various languages. The music and her voice is a perfect fit. I recommend this CD. - Sheila M. Goss


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Traciana Graves is a very intoxicating young woman. Born in Harlem, U.S.A. she was largely raised in France when the career of her model mother took the family abroad. It is in France where Traciana became immersed in the arts and music. She taught herself to become a guitarist, studied at the Sorbonne, and became the first American accepted into the prestigious National Acting Conservatory in France. This foundation lead her to become a sought after background singer for the likes of Celine Dion, Steel Pulse, Youssou N'dour, Andrew Lloyd Webber and others.

Tales of a Prodigal Daughter is a true reflection on the essence of a bracing singer/songwriter Traciana Graves. Acclaimed Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid took an interest in Traciana's unique musical viewpoint and among other things introduced her to producer V.Jeffrey Smith of the Family Stand (Des ree, Paula Abdul, Heather Headley). Together Smith and Traciana crafted an album (based in the alternative soulful pop akin to artists like India Aerie, Seal, Les Nubians) that is a montage of what the world has seen from many places. This musical bed provides the perfect vehicle for Tracian to express herself which she does in her first nature of languages of English, French, Spanish, Swahili and Portuguese. They say that true art should take you to another place. An enjoyable and compelling album stirs repeated listening. Tales of a Prodigal Daughter by Traciana Graves is true Art and will repeatedly do all of the above