La Veda is a soulful, house music singer and performer that collaborates with musicians from South Africa. She has been on the stage since 4 years old writing poems and songs.
“I grew up listening to my fathers’ music, regularly hearing Jazz/Classical/Soul/Disco/Blues/Afro-Cuban and Portuguese. We saw musicals often, and I knew I would be a performer when I got older. I was classically trained in my early teens., then sang Jazz and Soul.” -La Veda
What inspired you to be a part of Raw Baltimore?
I was introduced to the RAW Baltimore site and thought it would be a fantastic way to be exposed to a new audience. I found it intriguing that at each showcase, all expression is included. It is rare to have a night of creative diversity. There is something for everyone to discover and enjoy.
What was the highlight of your Raw Baltimore experience?
To be chosen as a Finalist and Semi-Finalist, has been a surprise, an honor and quite thrilling!
I have made great alliances with other RAW artists, and I am blown away at the exceptional talent I have witnessed from the 2 showcases I have been a part of.
What would winning a RAWard mean to you? Why?
Winning the RAW Musician of the Year would be AMAZING! It would open up new avenues to tour new cities, not thought of before. But, a win or not, being a part of the RAW family, has already been priceless!!
What are your plans for 2014?
My plans for 2014 will be to tour nationally and internationally. More collaborations and releases. I will have songs featured in 2 independent films, and I am working on actualizing some creative ideas that have been on the back burner.