Brazilian Actress, Singer and Songwriter Nabiyah Be Starring in Amazon Studios and Hello Sunshine Trending Series Daisy Jones & The Six
Prime Video highly anticipated limited series Daisy Jones & The Six is setting trends throughout social media as a trending topic on twitter. Based on the New York Times best-selling novel, Daisy Jones & the Six, follows the story of the iconic 1970s band, fronted by two feuding yet charismatic lead singers, Daisy Jones and Billy Dunne. Starring Elvis Presley’s granddaughter Riley Keough as Daisy Jones, Sam Claflinas Billy Dunne, Nabiyah Be as Simone Jackson, and more.
Daisy Jones & The Six is set to premiere March 3, with new episodes released every Friday through March 24, exclusively on Prime Video.
ABOUT NABIYAH BE
Nabiyah Be is a Brazilian actress known for her roles Black Panther (2018), White Wedding (2021) and Daisy Jones & The Six (2023). Nabiyah Be’s world has always been infused with storytelling in its multiple forms: dance, poetry, performance, and music. A third-culture kid at heart, her projects reflect the internationality she was born into, from the richness of Brazilian culture, the influence of the Caribbean and its protest songs to the extensive well of inspiration of Black and folk American history. The New York Times describes her voice as “spellbinding” and her presence as one that imbues a “transparent innocence”, a quality the artist brings into all mediums she embodies. Nabiyah’s versatility has led her to become the first Black Brazilian woman to win a major American theatrical award and to originate roles in major American TV Film and theater productions such as Simone Jackson in Amazon Prime’s Daisy Jones and The Six, the villain Linda in Marvel’s Black Panther, the original Off-Broadway Eurydice in the Tony Award winning folk-opera Hadestown, andErika in the Off-Broadway hit School Girls; or The African Mean Girls play, for which she won a Drama Desk award.
As a singer-songwriter and music producer, Nabiyah Be is drawn to themes that investigate generational bonds, mysticism and folklore. Her lyricism and vocals evoke the spirits of early soul and jazz American singers as well as of MPB pioneers of the Tropicália movement, such as Caetano Veloso and Chaka Khan. Rhythmically, Nabiyah translates African inspired patterns and electronica into the backdrop of nylon string guitars reminiscent of Brazilian music, rhythm & blues, soul, and jazz; all with a somewhat modern twist.
On stage since age 5 and touring internationally with her father – reggae musician Jimmy Cliff – since age 7, Nabiyah spent her formative teenage years in hometown Salvador, Brazil, working as a background vocalist for distinguished Brazilian artists such as Daniela Mercury and Carlinhos Brown as well as acting and producing alongside a local theater company. In her early days in New York City, Nabiyah performed in venues like the Apollo Theater, S.O.B’s and Rockwood Music Hall, while simultaneously building a name in the theater community.
Her latest musical collaboration is with Latin Grammy nominated artist and current Brazilian Minister of Culture Margareth Menezes, in the song QUERERA. As Daisy Jones and The Six promises to be one of the most expected miniseries of the year, Nabiyah Be is preparing for the release of her debut musical project.
ABOUT DAISY JONES & THE SIX
Based on the New York Times best-selling novel, Daisy Jones & the Six, follows the story of the iconic 1970s band, fronted by two feuding yet charismatic lead singers, Daisy Jones and Billy Dunne. Drawn together by personal and artistic chemistry, their complicated musical partnership catapulted the band from obscurity to unbelievable fame. And then, after a sold-out show at Chicago’s Soldier Field, they suddenly called it quits. Now, decades later, the band members finally agree to reveal the truth. Set to the soundtrack of original music from the Daisy Jones & the Six—this is the story of how an iconic band imploded at the height of its powers.
The series stars Riley Keough as DaisyJones, Sam Claflin as Billy Dunne, Camila Morrone as Camila Dunne, Will Harrison as Graham Dunne, Suki Waterhouse as Karen Sirko, Josh Whitehouse as Eddie Roundtree, Sebastian Chacon as Warren Rojas, Nabiyah Be as Simone Jackson, and Tom Wright as Teddy Price, with a special guest appearance by Timothy Olyphant as Rod Reyes.
From Amazon Studios and Hello Sunshine, Daisy Jones & The Six is executive produced by Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter for Hello Sunshine and Brad Mendelsohn for Circle of Confusion. Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber created the series based on the novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid, who also produces. Scott Neustadter is executive producing and co-showrunning with Will Graham, who also serves as an executive producer. James Ponsoldt directed the first five episodes and serves as an executive producer, Nzingha Stewart directed four of the remaining episodes, and Graham directed one. The series will feature original songs written and produced by Grammy Nominated producer Blake Mills and a number of other talented co-writers.
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