The singer-songwriter call her music soûlkreôl. Upon hearing Senaya, you travel from blues to folk by way of funk, jazz, zouk, gwoka and biguine to reach Afrobeat and makossa sounds, in French, English, Wolof and Creole.
Senaya is a multidisciplinary artist – a lyricist, composer, singer, poet, guitarist, producer and entrepreneur. Self-taught from the start, she has asserted her unique, powerful style.
Born in Dakar to a Senegalese father and a Guadeloupean mother, Senaya has lived in both lands. These multicultural origins have shaped her art: a firmly rooted style of music. If Black music were a tree, Senaya’s music would not be missing any roots.
In 2003 and 2004, she was named winner of the year at the Granby International Song Festival and received the Coup de cœur award at the Vues sur la relève festival. In 2005, she co-produced her first album, Garde la tête haute, which earned her a Juno. With her sister, she set up her own production company to serve her yearnings as an independent artist.
Her warm, haunting voice and incredible stage charisma enhance an extraordinary musical style that warms the soul and celebrates life.