Jazz and folk trained, hip-hop educated, and influenced by her Jewish roots, Sariyah Idan embodies fiery sensuality rooted in cultural, social and verbal poetry. A New York bred Los Angeles/Berlin based independent singer-songwriter, producer, and bandleader, Sariyah grew up touring as a singer and dancer in the world folk ensemble The Vanaver Caravan. Sariyah was opened to a global awareness, through her work with the Vanavers, La Mama experimental theater club in NYC and Italy, and as a spoken word poet at venues like the Nuyorican. The sonic tapestry of her music is an expression of both multicultural urban identity and cultural activism. Her poetic lyrics and vocals recently featured on first nations hip hop artist Artson’s top charting album “Brave Star”, Dumi RIGHT’s album “Doing It The Right Way”, DJ Haj I Ji’s EP “Reports Of My Demise”, and on Vienna based dub/reggae Dubblestandart's album "Woman In Dub".
Following the release of her “Deeper Than Skin EP” and “Not Afraid Mixtape”, Sariyah just released her debut LP at “Breaking Shadows” in October 2019, recorded at studios in Los Angeles, Berlin, and Lisbon. The album is now streaming everywhere and is available for purchase/download through Bandcamp.
In September 2019 after playing at The Kennedy Center in DC, Miss Idan played at the SisterSpace festival in MD, opening for music legend Ferron and was honored as a Virginia Giordano Memorial Fund artist honoree.
Sariyah is the writer and performer of solo documentary theater show HOMELESS IN HOMELAND. She has extensive experience as an arts educator specifically of her POETRY TO PERFORMANCE method developed from her process as both a music and theater artist.