Coming straight from the Caribbean island of St Martin, Moana Avvenenti is a singer-songwriter full of exotic grooves blended with pop flavors. Born June 7th of 1989, she was raised on a sailboat by musical parents, and got contaminated with the Art virus before she could even walk and speak. Her unique style is influenced by pop/rock and soul from the United States, combined with the carnival traditions of the Caribbean. Not dancing is not an option here.
She’s been surrounded by musicians and constantly attended live performances her whole life, as her father is a bass and guitar player. Following his footsteps, by the time she was 13, she was performing for music festivals, ceremonies, and talent showcases, singing and accompanying herself on piano, and later on guitar.
At age 16, Moana had her own musical group, and recorded her first album as a lead singer: “Moana and the Toopah Peas.”
In 2008, she joined the band “U-Nighted,” with whom she also recorded an album.
A year later, she enrolled the largest school of contemporary music in the world, Berklee College of Music, in Boston, MA, on generous scholarships. She graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2011.
Moana is currently working as a Stage Manager (Live Sound, Light Design and Stage Set-Up) in Berklee’s prestigious venues, as well as devoting her time teaching music classes, while maintaining a highly active performing career.
On the latest news, the Moana A group is in the process of recording an album. Surrounding herself with top musicians from all over the world, Moana will release this record of exclusively original music in the Spring of 2013.