LAYLA KARDAN debuts her EP with a soulful and sultry voice expressing undertones of Jazz and Soul music infused with Middle Eastern and poetic movements.
The singer and songwriter won Emirates Woman Artist of the Year 2017. Already in the Dubai music scene, she has performed at Emirates Jazz Festival, Dubai International Film Festival, Art Dubai, The Global Education Forum, Emirates Literature Festival and Meydan World Cup. LAYLA KARDAN has also performed for brands including Louis Vuitton, Piaget, Dior, Cartier, Vogue Arabia, Esquire Arabia, and numerous Harper’s Bazaar Arabia events. The singer is also a regular at exclusive venues such as Little Black Door, Coya, OKKU, Blue Bar, Seven Sisters, Atelier M, The Music Room and The Capital Club.
Internationally, she has collaborated with international producers as well as established artists from Sweden, Australia and New Zealand. Her exposure to different cultures and appreciation for genres brings a fresh and edgy approach to not only her music but also her creative direction and personal style.
A true global citizen, the Australian national is currently living and producing in the United Arab Emirates. Born in Belgium with Iranian roots, the singer started performing from a young age inspired by Sade, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, India Arie and Nina Simone.
Aiming to represent ethnic euphoria on a global stage through her melodic riffs and rhythmic beats, LAYLA KARDAN captivates her audience with true flair.