Amikaeyla Gaston

Amikaeyla Gaston is an award-winning singer, activist, and executive director/founder of the International Cultural Arts & Healing Sciences Institute (ICAHSI). Amikaeyla has done expansive work in the health arena for over the past 20 years and travels the world extensively as a cultural arts ambassador on trips sponsored by a variety of organizations, including but not limited to the US State Department, UNHCR (United Nations High Commission on Refugees), IVAP (Iraqi Voices Amplification Project), FOSA (Friends of Sierra Leone) & Village Link, and of course, her organization ICAHSI. ICAHSI partners with government, NGO, and educational institutions, as well as corporations and individuals to provide innovative programs that unlock expression through music and the arts. ICAHSI conducts workshops, presentations, and multimedia events around the world – from classrooms & boardrooms to concert halls and refugee camps. Ami was a featured speaker at TEDx Gramercy 2014. She is the winner of eight Washington Area Music Association Awards for Best Jazz, World and Urban Contemporary Vocalist.