Seasoned performer with a radiant voice is artist - Dhanya Rico
Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela and steeped in the mystical spiritual traditions of the East, singer-songwriter Dhanya is a powerful voice of the the conscious music scene. Daughter of two-time Latin Grammy winning artist Ilan Chester, Dhanya has been navigating diverse musical styles since childhood, resulting in her signature genre-blending sound.
Dhanya’s music, a powerful blend of electronic, folk, pop and soul, speaks to her expansive musical range. Her radiant voice, thought-provoking lyrics and innovative sound have captivated audiences across the globe, making her a powerful presence in the burgeoning conscious music community. Dhanya is a seasoned performer, supporting and collaborating with renowned artists such as MC Yogi, Jai Uttal, Mayapuris, Jahnavi Harrison and Gaura Vani.
Dhanya co-produced her debut, self-titled album (2018) with acclaimed artists Robin Livingston, Ben Leinbach and Mayapuris, with songs featuring MC Yogi and Bali Rico. The album received accolades and exceptional critical acclaim, featuring on AXS.com, Songwriting Magazine, Women on Air and 5to9 Magazine. Her hit single, ‘Fire’ was voted #1 Top Conscious Music Song on Soul Traveller Radio.
Sharing songs from her album as well as new material and her unique cover-song style, Dhanya tours extensively across the U.S., Europe and South America, including performances at Suwannee Hulaween, Bhaktifest, Lovelight Festival, Illuminate Festival as well as intimate, boutique performances at exclusive venues.
Samsarafest's ethos and community focus seems like a heartfelt effort to raise the vibration of all involved. Beautiful music, deep learning experiences and healing are all themes that are evident in the intention of the festival. All of these are efforts close to my own heart and art, and I believe my offering could contribute to the diversity and beauty of the experience!
I hope to connect with the thoughtful and open-hearted audiences present at the festival, as well as make meaningful connections with the organizers. I hope to serve by contributing a fun, dynamic and powerful performance of conscious music that everyone can enjoy!
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