Deya has just returned home from another incredible journey, this time to stand with the Great Sioux Nation in reclaiming their rightful guardianship of the sacred Black Hills (He Sápa); Wamaka Og’naka Icante, “The heart of everything that is”.
Deya traveled with the Uplift production team from Byron Bay to share her music at The Unity Concert in the Black Hills alongside international artists including Xavier Rudd, Buffie Saint Marie, Nahko Bear & legendary Musician & Activist Peter Yarrow from Peter Paul & Mary. Along with her music, Deya brought a message from Adnyamathanha Aboriginal elder uncle Wilfred Strangways from the Flinders Ranges to share with the Lakota. It was a beautiful expression of solidarity & understanding of First Nation people across continents. Deya had many profound experiences on the journey including traditional Lakota Wiping of the Tears ceremony, Inipi sweat lodges, creating a large earth Medicine Wheel alter, attending Tribal council meetings and recording live onsite at two sacred sites in the Black hills. The trip was made possible by a spontaneous online crowd funding in which $3500 was raised in just 12 days for the air tickets! Deya is extremely grateful to all those who were the wind within her wings!!!
One of her many highlights was singing “SkyRoarer” at The Unity concert and feeling all those who had supported her, standing beside her onstage in support of the Sioux Nation. For more information on what is happening in the Black Hills please watch the videos at
http://www.theblackhillsarenotforsale.org and http://www.upliftconnect.com
Artwork by @Cheyenne Randall Art
DEYA recently had the opportunity to travel with an Adnyamathanha Grandmother to UVG Grid Point 44, Flinders Ranges. The largest Songline / Leyline intersection of the planetary gird in Australia & Land of the Rock People. DEYA recorded live onsite in the creek beds & in gorges marked with some of the oldest petroglyphs on the planet.
The journey auspiciously took place over the Solstice & time “We ask all people of all faiths to journey to these many Sacred Places around the world each year on June 21 and to pray with us according to the traditions of their hearts.” Arvol Looking Horse, the Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe for the Lakota-Dakota-Nakota Nation.
DEYA is currently mixing the songs she recored on location & is overjoyed to share that the land in the Grid Point region is flourishing, fertile, harmonious & in deep serenity. “Everything standing up alive”
Stay tuned for these new tracks & mini doco of the journey
Grandmother Tree & The Feathered Serpent Live @ Byron Bay May 2014. Deya ended her euphoric dance floor set with this sublime track. An onsite live recording at Mt.Warning, Wulambiny Momoli – a sacred site on the East Coast of Australia.
Deya would like to acknowledge + pay respect to the Ngarakwal, Githabul + Bundjalung traditional custodians of this country.
Dance Performance by Madhu Honey, Costumes by Deya Dova, Video Footage & Edit by Arterium, Mt Warning time lapse footage by Vibrant Imaging, Still photos by Deya Dova & Roslyn Barnett.
SYMBIOTIC EP Out Now through US label Desert Trax.
Available For Download At:
DEYA DOVA Music Store
and all online stores.
DEYA & her band have just returned from a lightening bolt visit to the U.S. to perform at Burning Man Festival in the Nevada Desert. Headlining at the amazing Sacred Spaces Village they played to a deliciously electric & dusty crowd, sharing their brand new Downtempo set full of luscious beats, totemic bass and divine song lines. The response from the international audience was absolutely euphoric as they danced up the DEYA DOVA energy.
Since landing back in Oz the band is super inspired and DEYA has been in the studio finishing the final vocals on the new tracks. Stay tuned for a brand new DEYA DOVA EP release before the end of the year.! Get ready for new music filled with the wild vastness and enchantment of the Nevada desert. There are more photos on the DEYA DOVA Facebook page.
For the past months DEYA has been deep in the belly of her studio, writing and producing new material. Her new concoctions infuse tasty Totemic Bass, Ancient Songlines, Cinematic Soundscapes and Textual Organica with a Mythic Temple vibe and Primal Beats. DEYA and her band are currently putting together a Downtempo dance set to showcase some of these new trax as well as live versions of remixes by Desert Dwellers and Kalya Scintilla. The set will feature at their up coming shows at Burning Man Festival, Nevada Desert USA.