Daví is artist + choreographer + tech founder + dj
He decided to be a performer when he was six years old and saw his mother cry in the audience when he sang, "Make Me Beautiful" at his family’s church in Windsor, Connecticut. Growing up with split parents, he soon moved to Alexandria, Virginia with his mother and stepfather, where developed a foundation as an actor, dancer and singer in elementary and middle school; winning the Superintendent's Vocal Award two years in a row. After moving back to Connecticut during his high school years and receiving the Connecticut Superintendent's Music and Theater Award, he was signed to Shirley Grant Management in New York City for commercials, television and movies; soon discovering his love for the city.
After his acceptance to New York University, Daví arrived to NYC with a burning desire to find his voice within entertainment. He was soon assisting and learning from Grammy Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter Gordon Chambers; constantly honing his craft as a singer and songwriter. He performed in and around New York City in venues ranging from Think Coffee (NYC Café) to Jazz at Lincoln Center. After sporadically sharing the stage with soul singer, Amel Larreiux, she wrote in a note to him: "To … my sweet friend with the superfly voice and the stage presence of a star!"
His innovative 2012 debut EP, ‘Got the Seed’ encourages his listeners to challenge the status quo of their society and themselves, all while they knock their heads to the beat. Featured in an array of music blogs including Okayplayer, Afro-Punk and Greedmont Park, Daví is usually compared to artists such as Prince, Erykah Badu and ParliamentFunkadelic. His performance highlights include: 2 headlining shows at the Brooklyn Museum NYC (2014/2017); an NYC tribute to the legendary, Grace Jones; opening for bounce music tycoon, Big Freedia; a feature in Google’s AtGoogle Talk Series (in the good company of Pres. Barack Obama, Lady Gaga and Brandy); as well as keynote performances at 2 Afrofuturism Conferences – New School’s Afrofuturism Conference (NYC - 2015) and Black to the Future Afrofuturism Conference (Paris, France - 2017). His shows thrill audiences and demonstrate his unlimited talents of weaving music, choreography, visual animation and narrative into the wonderland that is any Daví stage. Daví is currently promoting his new single “Clear” throughout the US and Italy through his new partnership with record label, Epictronic and Warner/Chappell Publishing. Daví is truly an artist touched by the expansiveness of the universe.
His beginnings as a choreographer sprouted at his alma mater, New York University, where he was mentored by modern and classical choreographer, Kathryn Posin. He also served as captain and choreographer of the NYU Step Team. He has since worked with R&B singer, Ashanti; Pop group, Telephoned; and Hip Hop/Electronica group, Cubic Zirconia with whom he was featured on Fox's Fearless TV, toured and choreographed two music videos. He is the choreographer of the 2013 Lionsgate comedy feature film, Peeples, where he choreographed for such talents as Kerry Washington, Craig Robinson, David Alan Grier, Tyler James Williams, S. Epatha Merkerson, Kali Hawk and Melvin Van Peebles.
He continues to create choreofilms and movement pieces using a form of dance he has titled akhí; a dance form infused by others including modern, krump, jazz, West Afrikan and hip hop but based on three core principles of understanding:
= Movement is based on the already present frequency and soundings of the mind and body
= Movement illustrates the mind's responses of imagery to the sounds/music it encounters
= Movement is founded in undercurrents of rhythms; the dancer is like a percussionist
+ tech founder
Daví is founder of two tech platforms. The first, the mobile app entitled Bginary (be - jin - air - ee) that merges live concert and the app world, revolutionizing what it means to have input into a live artistic experience. The second, Clefpay, is a music blockchain that is set to transform music industry income with transparency and integrity.
As a DJ, Daví spins a mixture of Old - New School Hip Hop, 70's Funk, R&B (60's - Current), Pop, International Electronica/Pop, House and Dancehall. You can expect anyone from Grace Jones and Bones Thugs-N-Harmony to M.I.A. and ParliamentFunkadelic. As a consequence of his work as an artist and choreographer, he is in touch with rhythm and energy in a special way.
= life commitment
Daví's life is committed to a concept he’s entitled Humanistic Justice; where through a self-determined understanding of one's self-identity, divisive properties of current socialization have the potential to be minimized and humbled while celebrated in their difference.