Naia Kete, born 1989, Northampton MA.
Visionary, source, conduit, beauty, leader. Naia is a talent unrivaled; flowing effortlessly and naturally in a state of creative inspiration that even the most accomplished artists would covet.
Learning music from the womb, Naia arrived in this world with the gift of singing and songwriting. First performing as a young girl with her brother Imani in their first group Children of the Most High, Naia has since grown into a multi-instrumentalist playing guitar, keys, bass and African Djun-Djun drums.
Her leadership is the fuel that drives SayReal and inspires each member to continue a life dedicated to the pursuit of music and revolution.
Imani Elijah, born 1991, Northampton MA.
When asked about his first instrument, Imani answers without hesitation: “pots and pans”.
Moving on very quickly to the djembe as a young boy, he was blessed by an African master djembe player at the age of 2. The elder said he possessed the spirit of a master.
Imani is a multi-talented drummer, singer, songwriter, guitar player, bassist and keyboardist epitomizing a dedicated musician and leader in the band.
Brother to band member Naia, the bond they share shapes the sound of SayReal, gluing the group together with the seal of family and love.
Lee John, born 1985, Woodland CA.
Born to a bass playing mother and guitar playing father, Lee came into this world a drummer. Getting his first drum set for his 2nd birthday, the little drummer boy has since evolved into a multi-talented and passionate musician and producer.
Within the band, Lee feels at home on the bass, drums, background vocals and lyric writing. His supportive nature and expanded view of the music help to channel and direct SayReal’s abundance of raw energy and creativity.