Naia Kete - Musician
Naia Kete was The LiL Foundation's first major volunteer. She was a big help on our trip to Thailand in April of 2008. Naia showed her love for children as well as humanity on our journey to Southeast Asia. Her patience and love was accepted very quickly among the children of Ban King Kaew.
She has been singing and writing her own songs for as long as she can remember. "One of my favorite pictures of myself is me holding a mic for the first time at the ripe old age of 1." She says. She has had experience performing her original music, while she also has played in a band called Black Rebels which performed world roots reggae music.
In addition to volunteering and music, she has an immense passion for dance. She has spent time teaching African dance in schools around Western, MA. She also co-directs an African dance company called AzaAshe, which took a trip to Senegal, West Africa in June of 2007 to study with master dancers and drummers.
Over the past year, Naia Kete has spent time recording her debut EP "Sweet Music" at the Institute for Musical in Arts in Goshen, MA. You can check out her music here. Naia will continue to perform around the U.S. and across the globe. "I want my music to be universal." She says. Who knows where her ambitions will take her next!.
Naia Kete is also featured on the LiL Foundation compilation CD to fight youth homelessness here in the US.