What do you get when you mix a cup of R&B, two-thirds cup of neo-soul, a teaspoon of blues and a dash of hip-hop? You get Kinyanna; one of the newest faces to arrive onto the Urban music scene. With her trademark signature voice that interlaces silk with satin; Kinyanna births a style of music that is addictive to those who dare to indulge. With emotionally charged sultry ballads that reach the depths of your soul to the smooth syncopated grooves that make you wanna get up and move, whatever your taste, Kinyanna is sure to capture your hearts.
Born February 5, 1983, this Dallas Oak Cliff native discovered her unique voice at the tender age of 5 while singing with her grandmother. Her first major public performance came at the age of 15 when she sang “His Eyes Are on the Sparrow” in front of an audience of five thousand at the National Church of Christ Youth Conference in Atlanta Georgia. To this day Kinyanna says that, “singing in front of all those people and receiving a standing ovation afterwards was the most memorable event in my life.” It was at this time that Kinyanna decided to venture out and share with the world her special gift.
In 2005 Imurj Records, an independent record label based in Dallas, Texas would take notice of this “uncut diamond” and sign her to the label in April of 2006. It was during the year of 2007 that Kinyanna started performing at various events such as the Firehouse, Sultry Soul Night, the Wine Cellar, Sankofa Arts Kafe, and Brooklyn’s Jazz Café slowly building up a small fan base of loyal fans who saw and heard something special.
In 2009 Kinyanna released her first single titled “Yanna’s Groove” followed by a music video shortly thereafter. Having conquered her first ever release and video, Kinyanna returned to the studio to prepare for her first debut album titled “Kinyanna S to the 4th Power” set for release in September of 2012. This debut album gives her audience an eclectic range of musical styles with lyrical content covering such topics as love, relationships, motherhood, and human existence. While waiting for the official release of her album Kinyanna has been performing as a special guest with popular bands such as Watusi, Bootleg and Stop 6.
Yes, it’s no longer a secret; Kinyanna is here! So sit back, chillax, and enjoy the soulful, bluesy, rhythmic grooves of an artist who is sure to command your attention and take you back to the old school via the new.