NABIYAH BE is a singer-songwriter and actor from Brazil. Her music seeks to convey the boundless, borderless internationality of her generation by fusing modern soul and Brazilian influences.
As a child, she was introduced to the musical stage by her father Jimmy Cliff, with whom she toured internationally as a guest singer and back up dancer. She has been the backing vocalist for two iconic Brazilian artists, Daniela Mercury and Carlinhos Brown and conceived, produced and performed Rebel in Me, a recorded live concert of re-arranged classic and contemporary songs. While still in Brazil she joined theater company Os Bumburistas and with them developed three theater projects.
After completing her theater studies at Pace University in New York, she originated the role of Eurydice in Anaïs Mitchell's highly acclaimed Hadestown and performs in the Hadestown Original Cast Album scheduled for release on October 6th 2017. Her major film debut in Marvel's Black Panther is slated for February 16th 2018.
Nabiyah is now recording her debut album due for release in spring of 2018.