Born in Brockton, Massachusetts from Brazilian parents, Nana Razaia aims at celebrating her South American roots through music. Taking pride in writing, producing and mixing all her songs, multifaceted artist Nana Razaia explores her dual identity through the music she creates. This results in her unique brand of melodic playfulness and fresh approach to vocal production, blending in contemporary Brazilian instrumentation with 2000’s R&B influenced vocals.
Listen / Stream : Nana Razaia – ‘Toxico’
With ‘Toxicò’, her first ever Baile Funk track released on August 25th, Nana Razaia reclaims her contrasted cultural identity. Ideal for turning up the heat of any party, this highly addictive track will undoubtedly become an instantaneous club favorite.
Backed by Baile Funk’s characteristic Miami bass and Afrobeat inspired percussion, ‘Toxicò’ sees Nana Razaia jumping smoothly in between her two native languages. Described as her rowdiest work yet, the songs’ luscious beats and blazing hot lyrics allows Nana Razaia to reclaim and reinterpret her Brazilian identity.
When asked about her inspiration for the song, she explains: “Over the years, I took it upon myself to discover more about contemporary Brazilian art and culture, the stuff my parents didn’t grow up on. My world opened up and my curiosity kicked into high gear. I became hooked on baile funk. My main goal with Tóxico is to show that even though I’m thousands of miles away from the motherland, I never lost my Brazilian identity.”