Photo by Omari McIntonsh
Zawadi Noël is an independent singer/songwriter/composer from Washington D.C. A child of the 80’s, born to parents who loved Motown and everything Stevie Wonder, Zawadi's music often takes the form of a fusion of dance synth, warm acoustic melodies and soul-filled lyrics. When asked to define his music in a single word, Zawadi chooses “joy”. The focus of his music and message is simple: to unite, to heal and strengthen, to celebrate. The style of his songs may change from show to show but the message remains the same. As a first generation American, a member of the LGBTQ+ community and an educator and activist, Zawadi creates music intended to diversify and fortify the musical landscape.