Aletia Upstairs is a cabaretist, singer-songwriter, vintage songstress and performing artist currently doing a PhD in Performing Arts based on creating work in response to archive material.
She is interested in verbatim, biographical, autobiographical and one-to-one performance. With a background in theatre and World Music, she uses multiple languages, intercultural performing arts, original music, poetry, stand-up comedy, puppetry, multi-media, historical and fairytale references in her work.
She sings in many languages, including Portuguese, Italian, German, Spanish, French, Dutch, Greek, Korean, Japanese, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Arabic, Zulu, Xhosa, Swahili, Sepedi and Afrikaans.
Her music receives airplay on Fine Music Radio SA and Jazz FM UK. The video to ‘Fall So Far’ was released in 2012 and her latest single ‘Catch Me When I Fall’ is the title track to the EP of the same name, released in 2013.
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