Prague, New York, Brooklyn, Düsseldorf
N.O.H.A. - Noise of Human Art
N.O.H.A. - Noise of Human Art is a cosmopolitan band active in the music industry since 1995.
From the very start, it has worked under the baton of bandleader Philip Noha (originally from Prague, Czech Republic) and with the extraordinary charisma of MC Chevy from NYC. These two have been the key figures of the project through its entire existence.
The band is characterized by its open genre-mixture of drum&bass, world music and energy loaded grooves. Hits like Balkan Hot Step, Dinero, Dive in Your Life and primarily Tu Café brought the band to the biggest European festival stages, for example: Eurospotting-Kopenhagen, Bourges Festival, Roxy-Istanbul, Electronic Beats Festival (supporting Prodigy), Roots Festival-Amsterdam, Espantapitas Festival, Rock For People, Exit, Pohoda, Colours of Ostrava, PopKomm, Rolling Stone Roadshow, Bizarre Festival, Nancy-Jazz Festival, Funkhaus Europa-Festival etc.
When on stage, N.O.H.A. stands out as a living, breathing tornado. The band emits highly infectious positive energy surfing from the atmosphere to the stage, which has been proven by countless reactions to shows in numerous festivals this year alone, on the Old continent.
With its evident fondness for traditional music and multicultural approach, N.O.H.A. crushes the borders between different music genres and continents and thus connects naturally dynamic grooves loaded with lively, joyful and playful performances. This is now augmented by the presence of US singer and Stage Performer Kaia Brown, whose enchanting voice and dynamic, unique, rock-infused soul style adds a new dimension to both the music and live shows of N.O.H.A..
Kaia was born in a family of musicians and singers near Washington, DC. Kaia began a performance career alongside her mother at age 8 in regional theater. She continued with stage performance and musical theater to age 17, and also studied drums and guitar through her father. She studied photography, acting, dance and design at University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
In New York, Kaia met and began touring, writing and recording with Brooklyn dub legend, Dr Israel. Together they toured North America, France, Germany and Switzerland; collaborated with renowned artists such as Kush Arora, Dub Gabriel, and Chad Jones of Process Rebel; and were frequent guests at San Francisco's legendary dub party, Dub Mission. Under the name "Lady K,” Kaia collaborated on the release of Patterns of War (ROIR! Records) with Dr Israel & Dreadtone International. The album reached #1 on the College Music Journal's New World Music chart and stayed there for 7 weeks.
Kaia also recorded and toured with San Francisco's Heavyweight Dub Champion. She was a featured artist on their second album, Rise of the Champion Nation, alongside renowned artists KRS-One and Killa Priest, of the Wu-Tang Clan.