Alana DaCosta was born in Bronx, New York and raised in South Florida by way of Jamaican parents. Alana’s creative abilities are limitless. As an interdisciplinary artist, Alana uses various mediums as a creative community builder, artist activist, singer/songwriter, musician, and poet. Alana’s eclectic music blends neo-soul with jazz, reggae, hip hop and a drop of funk. A graduate of the Dillard School of Performing Arts, she excelled in voice and instrumental training. As an international performing artist and previous member of the Howard University Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Alana has performed throughout the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. She has shared the stage with icons such as Freddie Jackson, Beres Hammond, Roberta Flack, Babyface, Angelique Kidjo, Erykah Badu, Common, Cee-lo, Anthony Hamilton and more.
“My music and expressive art initiatives will inspire the minds, hearts and souls of people across the world, and will ignite change, social responsibility, awareness, and our purpose to live life freely, without regrets and without bounds.”
Alana, who also has a M.S. in Mental Health Counseling, understands the healing power of the creative arts. As founder of KR8TiVE Uprising, Inc., her mission is to be artistically responsible for creating global change, social responsibility and collective inspiration. With the drive and passion felt in her music and community initiatives, there is no doubt, that Alana is destined to create change, awareness and inspiration through her creativity.