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Dafney is a singer-songwriter and composer based in New York. She was born to Italian-African parents and raised in Milan, Italy, where she cultivated her love for music since a very young age.

She moved to the US in 2010 to pursue her music studies and career, after receiving a scholarship to attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in “Contemporary Writing and Production”.

In 2015 she received a Master of Music Degree in “Music Theory and Composition with a concentration in Songwriting” from New York University.

During her artistic career, she performed as a vocalist and lent her voice to several Italian musical TV Shows, and sang at important venues including the Blue Note in Milan. She also had the honor to perform as a background vocalist for the renowned Italian singer Andrea Bocelli; to work with Grammy-Award Winner Lisa Fischer; and to perform at the memorial concert in honor of Herb Reed, vocalist and founding member of the American group "The Platters".

She has also written for other artists, such as the winner of the 2014 season of the Italian "The Voice", Sister Cristina.

In 2014 she was the first international artist to win the Songwriters Hall of Fame Scholar Award, a significant recognition of her work as a songwriter in the United States, and in 2018 she was a semi-finalist at the USA Songwriting Competition with her original song "Radiate".

 
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