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A podcast committed to the amplification of creative media by artist of the African Diaspora globally. Varied Voices and Images in Art.

Episode 12: Music at the Intersection of Truth Telling and Gratitude with Hana Bushara

September 11, 2020

Hana is a Bermudian singer and songwriter Hana Bushara was inspired to start writing songs for a final project under the mentor-ship of her English teacher Charlie Judd, who exposed her to artists that would become foundational inspirations to the beginnings of her musical journey. At 16, she was awarded the United World College scholarship in Bermuda and was granted the opportunity to finish her high school studies in Duino, Italy for two years. There, came to know and love students from over 90 different countries, allowing her to foster a better understanding of the world and its colorful contexts.

The21- year old was the winner of Heather Nova’s Young Songwriter Competition, where she was coached by Heather and had the opportunity to perform her original song “Seeds” at the Bermuda Festival in 2019. Earlier this year, she opened one of the festival concerts with Derek G and performed 4 of her original songs. Although still young, Hana’s writing has taken her on several musical journeys and she has been able to perform in open mics in Bermuda, Italy, Denmark, and the U.S. She is currently double majoring in Global Studies and Sociology at St. Lawrence University, where she is also a member of the University’s chamber choir, funk ensemble, and the lead singer of the band H.U.A.C. She thinks telling stories in her music makes up for difficulty she finds in doing it conversationally. She uses singing to build, to confront, and to connect. She sights some of her biggest musical influences as Ms. Lauryn Hill, Moses Sumney, Leonard Cohen, Tracy Chapman and Jordan Rakei.

 

If you would like to connect with Hana you can find on her instagram @HanaBusharaMusic