Calya J. (BE)

Calya J. (BE)

Biography

Calya J, also known as Jessica Boyeleba Balehen was born and raised in Belgium, Antwerp. She is a 22 year old music artist, who translates her contemporary experiences into sound. After 5 years of playing classical piano and 2 years of playing drums, at a local music academy, she decided to take singing classes at an art school in Antwerp. While studying pop/rock music, she became part of several bands as a lead vocalist. During this period of her life she’s had the opportunity to master different genres.
Besides these experiences she is a multi-instrumentalist, a producer and a lyricist. She is an exquisite creator when it comes to music and stage performance. On the 21st of June she released her first EP, “Blueprint”. This mini album contains a mix of mystical soundscapes/beats and soul/rap vocals. The project tells the story of the “Mortal – Energy -Testimony”, meaning;”A human being is born with emotions and a voice to speak up.”
“Blueprint is a little sketch of how I’m experiencing the weight of the world. My music is meant, to relate, to accept, to shed and to heal all negative feelings/thoughts that the mind can capture. my creations are about feeling and becoming one with every emotion that is running inside, in order to rise up and become the best version of yourself.” – Calya J.
Over the last two years she has been performing on several sages in belgium such as: Trix, AB, Copacobana, Sfinx, Zomer Van Antwerpen, DeSingel, DeCentrale, Zomerfabriek, Beursschouwburg, Het Bos, De Studio, Arenberg, De Vooruit, Zinnema.. etc
Since the release of her first EP she has already taken on different roles besides her craft. She shares her experiences through songwriting workshops, vocal coaching and hosting/moderating events.

All sessions

Calya B (BE)

  • 9 October, 2022
  • 11:09pm - 11:18pm

Calya J (BE)

  • 7 October, 2022
  • 11:03pm - 11:12pm

Calya J (BE)

  • 7 October, 2022
  • 6:02pm - 6:11pm

NSR Exchange Performance

  • 7 October, 2022
  • 5:15pm - 5:17pm