Seema Naik is an accomplished and versatile singer of Gujarati folk music, garba and wedding songs. She has been active in the North American Indian community supporting weddings as well as Raas Garba during the Navaratri festivals. In 2000, she released her first album “Shravan maa moklo ne anaa” which comprises of eclectic collection of bhajans, garbas, folk songs, sugam sangeet and wedding songs. She is currently active in South Florida Indian American community and also volunteers in supporting various youth music and cultural activities. Recently she has incorporated songs of Bollywood music as well engaging the youth and continue the rich cultural heritage.
Seema was born in Ahmedabad, Gujarat and has taken classical music training through Gandharv Vidyalaya. Seema was exposed to various styles of music at an early age, in a large part due to her father’s love for music concerts and his vast record collection. Her great grandfather Dahyalal S. Nayak (1862-1928) was a renowned composer & musician employed with the Maharaja of Bhavnagar, India. Seema performed as a child artist on the All India Radio at age of 9, and went on to perform on the radio and live concerts frequently. She has competed in various youth competitions in Gujarat. Early on, she had the privilege work with well known music directors and composers of Gujarati Sugam Sangeet, teachers who emphasized humility and simplicity of the melody than a catchy beat.
Over last 2 decades, Seema has continued to showcase her talents in numerous performances during many auspicious occasions for wedding, raas-garba and bollywood songs in North America. Recently she has retailored traditional wedding songs with bollywood songs. This approach of indo western fusion has received an enthusiastic response from second generation of Indian origin population. She has performed at Indian Weddings, Temples, and Navaratri in Greater Toronto Area, Washington DC, Tampa, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Fort Myers, West Palm Beach, Coral Springs and Davie.