Basya Schechter is an award-winning musician whose genre-bending sound merges continents, key signatures, and languages. She is the founder of the seven-piece ensemble Pharaoh's Daughter, and has toured extensively throughout the Americas, Europe, and Israel. Her work has earned the Independent Music Award for World Music, and garnered praise from the Village Voice as the "Best Middle East Peace Plan." Schechter has performed in hundreds of venues worldwide, including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and Queen Elizabeth Hall. She was ordained by ALEPH-Jewish Renewal Cantorial School in 2016, and leads services at Romemu NYC, Brooklyn, and Fire Island Synagogue. Her current projects include an exploration of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov’s timeless psychospiritual teachings through rap and song, a cycle of love and longing experiences inspired by translated Song of Songs texts, and a theatrical song cycle of the Yiddish poetry of Itzik Manger. Most importantly, Basya is a single mom extraordinaire.