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The first non-American to win the legendary Amateur Night Live at the Harlem Apollo, British vocalist, cellist and composer, Ayanna – a pioneer of Black folk music – is paving the way with her beguiling vocals which skip and swing over the intimate, honey-sweet cello.
Ayanna is an emerging composer/arranger/performer of versatility and depth. She has worked alongside UK and international artists including Courtney Pine, Nitin Sawhney, Jason Yarde, Robert Mitchell, Gwyneth Herbert, Natty and the legendary US string ensemble Kronos Quartet which shows the range of her musicianship. Her music was recently celebrated at the Kings Place Festival in London.
‘Ayanna has to be heard to be believed’ Time Out