ROYA is a songstress blending pop, jazz and her middle eastern roots into a soulful, spirited expression of truth. Blending the sounds of acoustic guitar, folk rhythms, and jazz infused melodies, Roya encaptures her audiences with direct but poetic encounters. Her voice, both sweet and sultry, pairs well with an acoustic guitar and the midnight sun. Performing with her musical soulmate and award-winning guitarist Justin Khuong, this acoustic duo brings a depth of musicality and energy to the stage. Roya was recently awarded the Edmonton Arts Council Cultural Diversity in the Arts grant to record her debut album Breath & Being, set to release this fall on Bent River Records.