About Us

At Dahlia & Friends, we believe in the power of storytelling and the importance of diversity. Our book series follows the adventures of a young Black girl named Dahlia and her friends as they embark on new journeys and learn valuable lessons together. Our music was composed to reflect the sounds of the diaspora, giving both grown-ups and kids captivating tunes to groove to.

Our Story

Dahlia & Friends was born from the creative minds of Dahcia and Jacques Bastien, the duo behind Nappy & SHADE. Inspired by their daughter, Dahlia, the books aim to provide young readers with engaging stories that not only entertain but also help build character, boost confidence, and expand vocabulary.

Dahlia & Friends isn’t just a series of children’s books; it’s a celebration of diversity in both abilities and cultural backgrounds through various mediums, including music, podcast content, and visuals.

To further our mission, we’ve joined forces with the talented Steve Bastien, a fellow parent, and passionate music creator to elevate our storytelling to a new level. With three children of his own, Steve understands the power of creating music that resonates with young minds and fuels their imaginations, while keeping parents entertained as well. Together, the Dahlia & Friends team has launched a captivating collection of children’s songs available on all streaming platforms.

We believe in showcasing the richness of our world through the unique perspectives of our characters and the original rhythms of our songs. Dahlia & Friends creates content to demonstrate the importance of empathy, resilience, and friendship.

Our Mission

Our mission is simple: to inspire young minds and help kids feel seen. Through our content, we hope to empower children to embrace their individuality, celebrate diversity, and believe in the limitless possibilities of their imagination.

Whether you’re a parent/guardian, educator, or simply a lover of great content, there’s something for everyone in the world of Dahlia & Friends. Together, let’s spark imaginations, ignite curiosity, and create a brighter future for the next generation.