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Asha Ari

Soul // Dublin, Dublin // she/her

Asha Ari, who was named as Hot For 2023 by Hotpress, is a singer-songwriter from Dublin, Ireland. She is half Ghanaian, half Irish, and grew up in Blanchardstown. She performed twice last year in the Irish Embassy in London, appeared on The Late Late with Niamh Kavanagh and performed at Trafalgar Square for St Patrick's day last year which had 50000 there. She recently did a mini Irish tour including supporting the critically acclaimed Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Her final stop was Forest Fest, where she will performed her tracks with a six piece band. Anyone who has seen Asha Ari live has said the same thing, that she has great energy and connects with the crowd.

Asha’s music combines elements of Pop, Soul, and R&B to create uniquely catchy and relatable songs. She has been actively performing in the Dublin music scene since her teens, and has released many singles and an EP entitled ‘Freedom’, and impactful music videos. She is a big fan of mixing genres as done with her single 'God's Hands' with Aziz Ozouss, which was on the Rte Recommend list and has presenters saying the track is fresh, special and a wonderful fusion of styles and of Moroccan and Irish music. Her single Addicted to your Love was Track of the Week on Today fm and her releases are played widely on Irelands biggest radio stations such as RTE and Spin 1038. Her song writing inspirations stem from growing up bi-racial, self-love, believing in yourself, spreading positivity and being true to oneself. She just successfully ran her first showcase in The Draiocht called 'Blanchardstown Resonance' to highlight the musical talent in Blanchardstown/D15 and got to speak about it on FM104 'Select Irish'. She is currently preparing for her headline show in Whelan's on April 14th.