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Drama is a dark and passionate musical collaboration between Na’el Shehade and Via Rosa. Both are known in the Chicago Hip-Hop and R&B circles, she as a vocalist and member of the THEMpeople collective and he as a producer and engineer having collaborated with artists such as Chance the Rapper on his breakout mixtape “Acid Rap” and Kanye West’s GOOD Music.
This is a new artistic direction for Na'el & Via. When they began they decided to explore what were unchartered genres for them. Based in Chicago – the home of house music – they set out to combine their backgrounds while exploring the surrounding dance music influences. Being drawn to the darker and experimental side of electronic music, Na’el wanted to incorporate those elements into their music. Via, being an R&B vocalist, wanted to delve deeper into songwriting.
As the project took shape they received guidance from producers and friends like Nicolas Jaar and Benjamin Meyer of Benoit & Sergio. In time, and as a result of their close connection, Drama was born. The band released their first EP "Gallows" in November 2016.