PHOTO: Mona Namer
Aurelia Dey is a multi-artistic force that do afrobeats, dancehall and Ghanaian/Nordic traditional fusion, act and choreograph. She sheds light on mental and physical health and creates an awareness about diversity and inclusion packaged in a female identity with Ghanaian and Swedish heritage.
“Sunday Service” is her latest album and concert experience.
Sunday Service - Album & Show
The English afrobeats and dancehall album ”Sunday Service” was released May 27 2022. Aurelia Dey has written the songs herself and produced them together with Partillo Productions, Lancelot Productions and Carl Ottosson. There are also guest musicians on guitar, violin and saxophone. The first single ”Powerbank" was released June 2020. Second single “Rising” in february 2021. Third single “All These Neighbors in March 2021. The fourth singel “Huntress” in April 2021. Fifth singel “Misfits” December 2021. “Illegal Woo” and “Misfits” got big international recognition and the latest collab with afrobeats artist Slim Prince “First Lady” hit the most.
The message of the album is inspire the listener and audience to connect with their inner, contribute to purpose in life, be put on a closer path towards self love where the audience feels strengthened, healed and brave as well as inspired to keep questioning and challenging norms and stereotypes, all in pursuit towards a deeper understanding in relationship to oneself and with others.
In the Sunday Service show Aurelia Dey, her dancers and live band "The Neighbors", (ADTN) want to reach out and unite people from different life situations and class backgrounds through therapeutic content. Her songs and live shows are a blissful mix between heavy bass, decisive rap, energetic dance and spiritual soul singing. ADTN calls the audience 'audience participants' as there is active participation from the audience, a type of exchange and experience from both parties. ADTN conveys a sense of community, comfort, strength and belonging and the goal is for every person to feel seen. The “Sunday Service” show is contributing to reflection on anti-racism, gender equality and environmental awareness, but also openly emphasizes the theme of mental health /illness, raises thoughts about this and promotes mental health in a safe and welcoming context.
Aurelia Dey is a dancehall and afrobeats artist that toast/rap, sing, dance, act and produce music.
Her Swedish debut album ”Gyllene Tider” was released in 2015 and was nominated in the category ”Best rhythm” at Manifestgalan. Later that year she went on the KWAII-tour in Zimbabwe and South Africa. In 2017 she released the Swedish EP ”Alpha Vol.1” produced by André Roots and Melisha Linell. In 2019 she won ”Best Female Act” and ”Best Stage Performer” at the Scandinavian Afrobeats Music Awards. She made her acting debut in ”Woza Albert!” that was set up by the National Black Theatre in Sweden, and premiered at Vällingby Stadsteater in December 2019. She also runs ”The Dancehall college” in Gothenburg for adult women and non-binary people and is on the board for Musiccentrum West - Sweden (MCV). Autumn 2022 she is hired as choreograph and movement director at the Dramatic Theater of Sweden in the play “The famished road” as well as lead acting roll in the play “Random” at the City Theatre.
International High School Of Gothenburg Region 2003 - 2004
Passionsgymnasiet 2004 - 2006 - Estetiska programmet - Dans
Santa Monica Community College 2006 - 2009 - Dans och personlig träning / Kinesiologi
The Music College 2011 - 2012 - Musikskapande
Högskolan För Scen Och Musik 2012 – 2014 & 2021-2023 - Kandidat världsmusik programmet inriktning röst