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2022 Sound Mind Festival: An evening of performances and conversation

2022 Sound Mind Festival: An evening of performances and conversation

Join Sound Mind for a special evening of performance and conversation addressing mental health among three unique groups: the LGBTQ+ Community, Communities of Color and the Music Industry. Together, this night will address some of the critical challenges facing these unique yet overlapping communities while advocating for new systems of cares, services and support. Watch a livestream of the event here or register for admission to the entire evening on Eventbrite ( The performances and panels will begin at 6 PM. This event is presented as part of the 2022 Sound Mind Music Festival. For more information and to purchase tickets to the show, visit ---------------------------------------------- View the full rundown of the panel event below: Mental Health in the LGBTQ+ Community (6:00 PM) Special performance by Wrabel Conversation with: Wrabel, Artist Alyson Stoner, Actor/Singer/Co-founder of Movement Genius Aruna Rao, Board Member at PFLAG National and Executive Director at Desi Rainbow Parents & Allies Lionel Ramazzini, Creative Lead at Hopelab Mental Health in Communities of Color (7:30 PM) Special performance by ELSZ Conversation with: ELSZ, Artist Nia Jones, Consultant at Black Mental Health Alliance Tia Dole, Executive Director at The Steve Fund Dr. Khadijah Booth Watkins, Advisory Board at The Jed Foundation Mental Health in the Music Industry (9:00 PM) Special performance by ZĀNA Conversation with: ZĀNA, Artist Jennifer Leff, Senior Director at MusiCares Jim Digby, Board Member at Behind The Scenes and President & Founder of The Event Safety Alliance Sky McElroy, Co-founder of Pack Records & Management
Cellar Sessions: Zāna April 22nd, 2019 City Winery New York Full Session

Cellar Sessions: Zāna April 22nd, 2019 City Winery New York Full Session

Zāna sits down for a One On One Session at City Winery New York on April 22nd, 2019. For more info visit: Audio & Video by: Ehud Lazin Setlist: Nah Call Ya Can't Hide Oakland-bred singer/songwriter Zāna creates music with a mesmerizing quality, almost instantly transporting you to a more enchanted time and place. On her debut EP The Beauty of Zora, the New York City-based multi-instrumentalist delivers what she calls “gypsy-pop”: a soulful and sophisticated sound rooted in finespun melodies and intricate rhythms. And with her singular voice, Zāna conjures up a breathtaking beauty even as she fearlessly explores complex issues like depression and anxiety. Produced by Zāna herself in collaboration with engineer Al Hemberger (Rihanna, Christina Aguilera), The Beauty of Zora offers a lavishly textured sound that draws inspiration from Latin and Arabic music but unmistakably bears elements of modern pop. On songs like lead single “Wish He’d Stayed,” she reveals the elegant musicality she’s honed since childhood. Naming everyone from Nina Simone to Yugoslavian rock bands of the ’80s among her influences, Zāna started drumming at age eight, learned to play guitar at 15, and later attended and graduated from Berklee College of Music with a BA in Professional Music. With her debut single “Into My Bed” arriving in 2014 and co-written with Grammy Award-winning producers Tim Mitchell (Bob Seger, Shakira) and George Noriega (Ricky Martin, Shakira, JLo), her past releases also include “Call Ya”, produced by Big Len from NYC, whose video has amassed over 1.4 million views since premiering on Just Jared Jr. in early 2018. ​

Live Sessions/Streams


Live Performances

In 2018 alone, Zāna performed over 180 times throughout New York City and the Tri-State area. With performances 3-6 times a week. From Fall of 2017 to Spring of 2020, Zāna performed in venues like The Roxy Hotel (Resident performer from 2018-2020) and The Django in Tribeca, Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2), Mercury Lounge, and PIANOS in the Lower East Side, The Bitter End in Greenwich Village, Shrine and Silvana in Harlem, Cupping Room Cafe in Soho, Alphabet Lounge in East Village, Gussy's Bar & Grill in Astoria (Queens), Branded Saloon in Brooklyn, Secret Room NY in Midtown West, Atwood Bar & Lounge in Midtown East, Pocion Lounge and Off The Grid in Washington Heights, L'Escale in CT, Le Chateau in NJ, SUYO Gastrofusion in the Bronx, BWC Coffee House in Bronxville, and many more.


In 2017, Zāna performed in popular lounges across Belgrade, Serbia, as well as the Clinika Club in Niš, Serbia, during the 52nd Niš film festival in the center of the Niška tvrđava (Niš Fortress).

In 2015 and 2016, Zāna performed on August 2nd and 3rd for a (Dugi Otok, Croatia) Village Luka Fešta (1000+ people). 

From 2010 to 2015 Zāna performed live to over 1000 people at the Alameda County Fair (2010-2012), Hayward Zucchini Festival (2011), Castro Valley Fall Festival (2010), Oakland Art and Soul Festival (2012), the Montclair Beer and Wine Festival (2013), and Castro Valley Pride (2015) in Northern California.

Zāna was consistently performing a few times a month around New York City until Covid and is now recently booking shows again, such as her recent show last month on Friday, October 15th (2021) at DROM for the Mondo NYC festival - see some highlights from the show here

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