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Aurelia Dey is a multi-artistic force that do Nordic and Ghanaian folk/traditional fusion, Afrobeats, Reggae/Dancehall, acting and choreographs. She sheds light on mental health and investigates the intersectional through artforms with her Ghanaian and Swedish heritage as starting point. “Sunday Service” is her latest album and has a toured concert experience “Community Carries Legacy” with her liveband and dancers in “Avenue”.
The core of the big band Avenue is Nordic folk music meeting Afro-Caribbean rhythms. The contrasts creates a musical experience with Afrobeat, Reggae, Dancehall, Nordic folk and Ghanaian Highlife boiled down in dramaturgical performances. The soundscape’s atmospheres shift between intimate, delicate, mighty and dynamic moods with a foundation in identity-strengthening lyrics. ”Community carries legacy” is an Afrofuturistic inspired holistic performance with themes of identity, legacy and healing.
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. The English afrobeats and dancehall album ”Sunday Service” was released 2022 produced together with Partillo Productions, Lancelot Productions and Carl Ottosson and includes a collab with afrobeats artist Slim Prince. 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 . Autumn 2022 she choreographed and 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. During 2023 she has toured Europe with Avenue and the concert experience “Community Carries Legacy”.
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