Hailee Araya

– Posted in: Artists Profiles 2012

Coming to Bayimba … Hailee Araya, a 22 year old Ethiopian Swedish singer songwriter born and raised in Lund. She was attracted to music from a very early age and quickly learned the piano, which she played for several years and still uses to composes her songs.

‘Music is a source of inspiration and strength and comfort. It’s such a wonderful journey when you hear a track and the….entire song
forms in your head and that rush gets very addictive. I don’t always write something I personally see fit to voice myself because of maybe the nature of the song, or the beat isn’t the vibe I’m in for my particular journey at this moment but that’s what makes me very proud.

Due to her African and European background Hailee is multi lingual which landed her a french speaking lead role in a short film called “pillow talk’ produced by Anagram productions in Sweden. for this she has a credit on IMDB and got the pleasure of working with one of the top production companies in Sweden. It received wonderful reviews at the Gothenburg film festival and by critics. Hailee has also worked with Fox networks in collaboration with Emmy winning production company ‘The company P’ in 2009 where she was chosen to play the lead in a webseries ‘dollplay’ created to promote Joss whedons new show Dollhouse. Hailee is currently in negotiations for different roles.

Hailee has performed in several festivals since early teens, including the Uppsala Reggae Festival in 2009 and Bayimba is proud too to present Hailee at out 5th edition.