Daví is an artist + choreographer + dj
He decided to be a performer when he was 6 years old and saw his mother cry in the audience when he sang, "Make Me Beautiful" at his familys church in Windsor, Connecticut. Growing up with split parents, he soon moved Alexandria, Virginia with his mother and stepfather, where developed a foundation as an actor, dancer and singer in elementary and middle school; winning the Superintendent's Vocal Award two years in a row. After moving back to Connecticut during high school and he was signed to Shirley Grant Management in New York City for commercials, television and movies, soon discovering his love for the city.
After has acceptance to New York University, Daví arrived to NYC with a burning desire find his voice within entertainment. He was soon assisting and learning from Grammy Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter Gordon Chambers; constantly honing his craft as a singer and songwriter. He performed in and around New York City in venues ranging from Think Coffee (NYC Café) to Jazz at Lincoln Center. After sporadically sharing the stage with soul singer, Amel Larreiux she wrote in a note to him: "To.. my sweet friend with the superfly voice and the stage presence of star!" He refers to his genre of music as afro.electro.funk and will be releasing some explosive music in 2011.
His beginnings as a choreographer were sprouted at his alma mater, New York University, where he was mentored by modern and classical choreographer, Kathryn Posin and the coach of the NYU Step Team. He has since worked with R&B Singer, Ashanti; Pop group, Telephoned; and Hip Hop/Electronica group, Cubic Zirconia with whom he was featured on Fox's Fearless TV, toured and choreographed 2 music videos. He is the choreographer of the upcoming 2011 Lionsgate comedy feature film, We the Peeples, where he worked with such talents as Kerry Washington, Craig Robinson, David Alan Grier, Tyler James Williams, S. Epatha Merkerson, Kali Hawk and Melvin Van Peebles. He continues to create choreofilms and movement pieces using a form of dance he’s titled akhí; a dance form infused by others including modern, krump, jazz, West Afrikan and hip hop but based on 3 core principles of understanding:
= Movement is based on the already present frequency and soundings of the mind and body
= Movement illustrates the mind's responses of imagery to the sounds/music it encounters
= Movement is founded in undercurrents of rhythms; the dancer is like a percussionist
As a DJ, Daví spins a mixture of Old - New School Hip Hop, 70's Funk, R&B (60's - Current), Pop, International Electronica/Pop, House and Dancehall. You can expect anyone from Grace Jones and Snoop Dogg to M.I.A. and Beyoncé. As a consequence of his work as an artist and choreographer, he is in touch with rhythm and energy in a special way. Hes DJed house parties, private events and nightclubs throughout New York City including Diety, Union Square Lounge and Southpaw.
Daví's life is committed to a concept he’s entitled Humanistic Justice; where through a self-determined understanding of identity, divisive properties of current socialization have the potential to be minimized and humbled while celebrated in their difference.