Alia Jeraj (she/they) is a Twin Cities based artist and educator. Though her background is in Western classical vocal music, Alia has shifted her musical focus towards folk musics, especially songs of Gujarat. She currently studies with Ritika Ganguly.
In 2018 Alia was awarded a Next Step Fund to pursue research on the music and stories of her family’s history in India and East Africa. As a 2020 Naked Stages Fellow, Alia is creating and will perform a one-person show about culture, memory, and migration.
Alia’s collaborations include Artemis, Nanilo, Mixed Precipitation, and Our Space is Spoken For.
When not singing, writing, or in school Zoom meetings, Alia mentors youth artists with Youth MOVE MN, freelances for the Frogtown Neighborhood Association, and bikes through the Twin Cities. Alia’s bylines include Pollen, American Craft, and the Twin Cities Daily Planet.