Nastasia Y (formerly known as Stacey Y) is a Ukrainian-born Canadian world fusion artist. This multilingual singer & keyboardist integrates Eastern European folk music with contemporary jazz arrangements, electronic textures and other musical influences from around the world.
Nastasia is that rare artist who seamlessly blends folk tradition with futuristic ideals – inspiring listeners to hold on to their roots while embracing the modern world. Nastasia wrote & released her first English pop/R&B album Set the Water Straight in 2013, while completing Toronto’s Humber College jazz piano program. From there, she began to explore her culture, starting the fusion project DoVira (meaning “trust”), and releasing the ‘Obrys’ EP (over 100,000 views on YouTube) and the ‘DoVira’ album, which was praised as “world fusion at its best” by WholeNote magazine. Nastasia performs in multiple languages, from Serbian to Arabic, is a founding member of BLISK (the all-female Eastern European folk group), is Founder & CEO of StereoFlavour (a live event entertainment company), and was a featured vocalist in the award-winning sci-fi TV show Orphan Black.
Nastasia’s most recent release is the ambient, trippy electronic EP ‘III’, which combines Slavic folk influences with electronic production, modular synthesis and experimental audio processing. Nastasia currently resides in Toronto, Canada, where she is working on her next solo album with KC Roberts (guitar), Marito Marques (drums), Anh Phung (flute), Dan Minchom (bass) and the JUNO Award-winning co-producer Justin Gray. This album is a culmination of all her influences – from R&B to jazz – mixing Ukrainian with English and other Slavic languages, and exploring the raw human emotions of love and war.