2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Presented by: Sounds from the Caribbean


Friday, March 20
8:30PM - 9:00PM


Whether it’s collaborating with Akon in her group, Brick and Lace, or writing tracks for J.Lo and Christina Aguilera, Nyla has worked with some of the biggest names in the music business. Now, the Kingston, Jamaica-raised singer is set to make a splash of her own with her first solo recordings and a fresh, eclectic sound that draws from dance, electronic, R&B, pop and, above all, reggae music.
“I’m drawing elements from different arenas of music but it’s always going to be reggae influenced, because that’s my base,” Nyla says. “At the end of the day, people see me as an island girl. Whatever energy I bring, I’m always Jamaican.”
As a child, Nyla (aka Nailah Thorbourne) got her start singing in church, and gained invaluable stage training during four years with Jamaica’s Music Theater Company. Forming Brick and Lace with her older sister, Nyanda, the duo cut their first records in Jamaica before relocating to the Miami are...

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