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iZAYA the Composer

iZAYA the Composer

iZAYA is an electronic artist, producer and performer from Kampala, Uganda. His style of music is influenced by Afrobeat, Ugandan cultural rhythms and Electronic music.

His music birthed a genre called Afro-EDM which fuses African rhythms, arrangement styles and soundscapes from electronic dance music (EDM). His music has featured on a number of acclaimed projects such as Walt Disney’s ‘Queen of Katwe’.

iZAYA exclusively performs his original compositions on stage – He performs not as a DJ traditionally would by playing backing tracks over the entire duration of a set, but rather semi-live which means he plays musical instruments like guitar, fiddle, drums and keyboard synthesizers in conjunction to the tracks from his computer that runs Ableton Live.