Solo Artist Quashani Bahd™. Born in the heart of Southern Africa; Zimbabwe and embracing Melbourne’s culture and its diversity she calls Melbourne home.
Quashani Bahd™ coins her genre of music ‘Regglues’ as a “passion for reggae and an adoration for the blues”.
Quashani Bahd’s strong sense of community has meant she has had the privilege to share her soul fuelled music at Oxfam’s Concert for Refugees 2010, Hope for Uganda 2010, Festival of Refugees (Act for Peace) 2011, Kingston for Human Rights 2011 and Sisters for Sisters 2011/2/3 to name a few.
Quashani Bahd debuted with Dub Vyze Sound at the acclaimed Oz Soul’Collective on the 20th of February 2011 at the Toff in Town showcasing her signature acoustic “regglues” infused with a touch of soul.
She has since had the opportunity to work with some of Melbourne’s acclaimed resident reggae dancehall selektors; Jesse I :Chant Down Sound (More Fire) at the Mercat Cross Hotel, Sista Itations:Natty Sistren Sound (Pressure Drop) at the Laundry Bar & So Fire (I love Dancehall/Raggatronic) and DJ Pit: Pull Up Selector, adding some fresh dancehall to her repertoire.
Quashani Bahd has collaborated and featured her work onstage with local Melbourne Acts; Elemente , Jabula , Ras JahKnow Band and Kundalila.
In addition to her solo pursuits. Quashani Bahd’s passion for music has had her involved in a number of other music groups, Melbourne outfit Kundalila (Acoustic /Acapella), Dub Vyze Sound (Reggae/ Dancehall), Ras JahKnow Band (Reggae), Irie (Reggae) , Blunt Paper Massive (Hip/Hop, Funk & Reggae) Jabula (African Community Choir) and Advent (Gospel Choir).
Quashani Bahd has had the pleasure to collaborate with some local Melbourne recording artists such as Zulu Flow Zion (Global Hip Hop Collective Presents: Melurn Mix Tape Volume 1) and Members of Royalty, upcoming album (Daily Rituals).
Her solo EP “Bahd Gyal Rhymes” is currently in production. Release date yet to be confirmed.
Quashani Bahd was a part of Africa Day Africa’s Got Talent competition, which was held at the North Melbourne Town Hall on May 25 earlier this year. The competition gave emerging artists the chance to showcase their talent in conjunction with African Liberation Day with Judges; Judge Deni Hines , Blair Stafford (Straight Up) & Chris Gill (Northside Records). Quashani was crowned 2nd Place WINNER.
Quashani has also had the pleasure of on working on a variety of other projects :
The book “As They Find a Way: A Journey of Various Creative Zimbabwean Artists” 2011, by authors Wizzy Mangoma & Teurai Chanakira .
Music Video :TZU “Beautiful” from their the second single taken from their fourth album ‘Millions Of Moments’ released September 12th 2012.
Oz Soul Collective & Neisha – Fashion/Music Project – Promo Video
Soundtrack for Empowering Change 2013 a short film about a a determined Somali woman who shares her personal story and efforts to stop the practice of FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) featuring vocals written by Quashani Bahd & Muma Doesa.
Her creative pursuits also extend to fashion , particularly accessory design. She founded the House of BohoChic by Quashani in 2010 which showcases her bold creations. The House of BohoChic has a wide offering of stylish accessories from button bracelets, satin necklaces, beaded necklaces, feather & felt trim rings and ear-discs but is mostly adored for it’s Fascinators. All creations are hand-custom made to suit individual tastes.
Quashani says her creations are a medium through which she shares the gift of her creative talent to empower young women with a brand that exudes confidence, innovative styling and boldness as they make their individual fashionable statements.