Ruhiya is a British-Filipino singer, songwriter, and sound healing practitioner. Influenced by soul, world, folk, jazz, chant, mantra, and the sounds of nature; her music is a mesmerising fusion that reflects the colours of her life and spirit.
A captivating performer with a soulful voice, she has performed all over the world, from headlining shows at Joe’s Pub (New York) and The Wynwood Yard (Miami), to performances at Glastonbury festival with the Latin Dub Sound System, Roskilde festival and Splash festival with Yarah Bravo, a Sweden tour with the London International Gospel choir, and a women’s prison in Cebu, Philippines.
As a singer-songwriter, Ruhiya has recorded with the Grammy award winning Soweto Gospel choir in South Africa. She has featured on FOX TV Middle East, TFC Balitang America, BBC Introducing Hereford and Worcester radio, Timeout magazine Dubai, and SunStar newspaper, Cebu Philippines.
Ruhiya is a qualified sound healing practitioner with the College of Sound Healing UK. In collaboration with the charity Duty to Care, she currently offers sound healing sessions for NHS workers in the UK and has led guided sound journeys for staff at With and For Girls, Workboard and Coursera.
In 2021 Ruhiya received an MA. in Music in Development from SOAS, University of London.
Her debut album is due for release June 2022.