Imagine Festival, Basel
Priya Ragu is a vibrant soul, who taught herself to keep up the balance between two cultures. With a potpourri of cultural influences emerged from her Sri-Lankan roots, Swiss mentality and her musical imprints of traditional and afro- american soul music, it is not easy to find your own identity.
With the burden and expectation of a tradition- concious family and cliched Swiss diligence, songstress Priya set out on this soul-seeking quest at a young age. Mellow and almost fragile she sings about her longings, her pain, her desires driven by love in a unique self- therapeutic way. She also wants to uplift him & her to listen to their inner voice and not only dream the dream but to take action and pursue the fullfillment of pure bliss.
Priya manages to transmit a feeling that cannot be expressed through words. Music showed her the way to liberation and rebellion against traditional values which allows her to take control of her own life purpose and creation.
From singing Lauryn Hill’s “Killing me softly” in her living room all the way to collaborating with renowned Swiss artists such as “Dodo”, “Müslüm” and “Sektion Kuchikäschtli” she grew her passion for the stage over the years. Constantly working on herself and her art, Priya Ragu is finally ready to write her own musical chapter. She is currently working on her first debut project alongside her brother and producer “Japhna Gold”. Come and join her on her journey and fill your hearts with these soulful vibrations.