Gaidaa — COLORSxSTUDIOS

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Gaidaa

Over the years, we’ve been treated to some incredible sessions from artists across the globe. One of those special moments was delivered by Dutch-Sudanese artist Gaidaa who shared a mesmerising performance of ‘Morning Blue’ as part of our A COLORS SUDAN SHOW series in 2019. Since then, the emerging singer/songwriter dropped her incredible debut EP ‘Overture’ last year which includes stunning cuts like ‘Stranger’ (featuring fellow COLORS alumni Saba and Jarreau Vandal) and ‘Falling Higher’. Towards the end of last year, Gaidaa also released a live EP from her incredible set from our ‘COLORS Live In NYC’ event.

gaidaa – let me

gaidaa – let me

Over the years, we’ve been treated to some incredible sessions from artists across the globe. One of those special moments was delivered by Dutch-Sudanese artist Gaidaa who shared a mesmerising performance of ‘Morning Blue’ as part of our A COLORS SUDAN SHOW series in 2019. Since then, the emerging singer/songwriter dropped her incredible debut EP ‘Overture’ last year which includes stunning cuts like ‘Stranger’ (featuring fellow COLORS alumni Saba and Jarreau Vandal) and ‘Falling Higher’. Towards the end of last year, Gaidaa also released a live EP from her incredible set from our ‘COLORS Live In NYC’ event.

Today, we’re thrilled to have Gaidaa join us once more for an equally special and beautiful performance of new sing;e ‘Let Me’. Soundtracked by subtle grooves and delicate piano progressions that create an inviting and fluttery aesthetic, Gaidaa’s silken and refreshing musings are a ray of sunshine from start to finish. Dive into the delightful performance of ‘Let Me’ above and be sure to put ‘Overture’ on rotation too.

Gaidaa – Morning Blue

Gaidaa – Morning Blue

On her COLORS performance, Dutch-Sudanese singer Gaidaa shares an insightful and poetic rendition of ‘Morning Blue’, a song that is dedicated to Sudan and is taken from her forthcoming EP. Over the tranquil instrumentation, Gaidaa alternates between singing in English and Arabic, the latter of which features a gorgeous line about “Saba7 Elkhair”, which translates to “morning of well being”. The title of the song is also a reference to the #BlueForSudan campaign, encouraging users to change their profile pictures to blue to stand with Sudan and to honour the memory of one of the victims of the protests: Mohamed Mattar, whose favourite colour was a shade of steel blue.

Although the song touches on the hardships and darkness that the people of Sudan have faced over the years, there’s an element of hope that permeates throughout the song, a sense of power and change. This is translated into Gaidaa’s choice of clothing for the session, where she wears a traditional white tobe with gold earrings, mirroring the iconic viral photo captured by Lana Haroun of a woman giving hope at a Khartoum demonstration. Women have been at the frontline of Sudan’s uprising and have been referred to as “Kandakas” by male protestors, the name of the Nubian Queens who led troops to fight and defend ancient Sudan.

MEET GAIDAA

MEET GAIDAA

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