Patrcia Bahia: Record Release Parties & Partnership With National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

Free Download of "Why We Walk" below in press release. To listen and pre-order Save Your Heart, click on the cover art.
 2 Record release shows: 
--October 15th--Monkey House Theatre  1638 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703  7pm
--October 25th--Hotel Cafe 1623 1/2 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028  7pm  $12

With a voice as smooth as polished stone and a collection of frank, sparkling tunes in the vein of Aimee Mann, Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles, Bahia lives her bucket list and inspires others to do the same.

Produced by Jon Hayes, Save Your Heart was mixed by legendary producer/engineer Bobby Owsinski (Neil Young, Willie Nelson) and mastered by Grammy Award-winning engineer Erick Labson (Joni Mitchell, Ryan Adams) at Universal Mastering Studios in Hollywood, CA. It will be released on DreamSongs Records on October 23, 2015.
A former jazz and gospel singer, Bahia started as a soloist with the acclaimed Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, where she recorded with Linda Ronstadt, performed with Joan Baez and opened for Bonnie Raitt. She discovered her bucket list desire to write songs during successful treatment for ovarian cancer 12 years ago.
Since then, Bahia has become a performing songwriter and frequent songwriting collaborator with artists and bands (Sleep MachineMILCK, Alisha Zalkin), and has amassed several TV and film placements. Her sophomore solo effort is Save Your Heart, a 10-song LP combining elements of current pop and traditional singer-songwriter with hints of country and folk.
From the upbeat indie-pop tune “Good Day” to the life-affirming “Every Day Is A Gift” and “Uncharted” to the alt-country-tinged “The Bridge You Don’t Burn,” Save Your Heart showcases Bahia’s strength in transcending genre. The listener is guided effortlessly through lush landscapes of memorable melodies, vivid and significant lyrics, and modern yet timeless arrangements, all unified by the cohesive through-line of Bahia’s authorial voice and diamond-clear vocals. The record opens with the powerful song “Resilient,” inspired by teenage Pakastani activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived a Taliban assassination attempt and went on to receive the Nobel peace prize. “Whether you’ve been knocked down literally or figuratively,” says Bahia, “this song is a tribute to you and your resilience.”
“The healing power of music was a large part of my recovery and music continues to save my life everyday,” says Bahia. “I want to share that experience with as many people who need and want to hear it.” With a mission to spread love, healing, joy and peace through the power of words and music, Bahia is an inspiration for others to follow their dreams.
Note: “Every Day Is A Gift” was a winner in the 2015 Songs For Life songwriting contest and selected as the opening song on the contest’s compilation CD. Songs For Life is a music contest to support cancer research. For more information:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                          
Contact:  Joyce Monaco                                                                                                                      
Director of Marketing and Communications  
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition and Patricia Bahia
Partner To Raise Ovarian Cancer Awareness
with Why We Walk Anthem at NOCC Run/Walk Events
[Dallas, Texas] (September 18, 2015) -- National Ovarian Cancer Coalition is teaming-up with singer-songwriter, and ovarian cancer Survivor, Patricia Bahia, to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer.® Why We Walk, written by Bahia and produced by Jon Hayes, was released digitally by DreamSongs Records earlier this month to raise awareness about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. The song, inspired by her own journey, is set at a walking speed, and is being featured at several NOCC Run/Walk events this month and throughout the year.

The spirited anthem can be downloaded here: Why We Walk Free Download
Ovarian cancer, termed “the silent killer,” continues to be the deadliest of all gynecologic cancers. According to the American Cancer Society, a woman’s risk of getting ovarian cancer in her lifetime is approximately 1 in 75. This year it is estimated that approximately 22,000 women will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer, and 14,000 will die. There is no test for the disease, and the symptoms are vague. As a result, the diagnosis of ovarian cancer most often occurs in later stages of the disease, when the prognosis is poor.
However, if diagnosed early, ovarian cancer is treatable. The key to early diagnosis is awareness. It is imperative, that the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer are recognized and considered, not only by women, but by their loved ones, as well as healthcare providers. 
Common symptoms of ovarian cancer include bloating or sudden weight gain, abdominal pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly, and feeling the need to urinate urgently or often. It is recommended that a woman who experiences symptoms that persist for more than two weeks see her doctor, and a gynecologic oncologist if ovarian cancer is suspected.
With national scope, the NOCC has been working hard, through its more than 20 chapters across the country, to raise awareness and promote education about ovarian cancer, improve the quality of life for Survivors, and fund ovarian cancer research. For information about how you can participate in a run/walk event near you, please follow this link:
For nearly 25 years, the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition has been committed to raising awareness, promoting education, and funding research in support of women, families, and communities touched by ovarian cancer. NOCC is well-established as an important national advocate for patients and families struggling with ovarian cancer. NOCC remains steadfast in its Mission “to save lives by fighting tirelessly to prevent and cure ovarian cancer, and to improve the quality of life for survivors.” For more information, please visit and follow NOCC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube.
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