Who Is Kenya?

Vocalist/Songwriter Kenya delivers smooth soulful vocals. Her jazz influence creates music that embodies a contemporary groove and has charted on the US R&B Billboard Chart as well as the Top 10 UK Soul Chart and other European radio charts.   Inspired by American singer/songwriters such as Stevie Wonder & Lalah Hathaway and international groups like Incognito & Brand New Heavies, Kenya admits that "Music = air"...without it, she simply doesn't breathe.  Read More...

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NEW REMIX ALBUM

Includes remixes and reworks of popular songs from Kenya's debut album My Own Skin by noteworthy producers Mark de Clive-Lowe, Sean McCabe, Tom Glide, Edgewood Agents and Opolopo. 
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NEW PROMO VIDEO FOR
Skin Deep: The Collection
Remix Album

 

NEW MUSIC VIDEO

WATCH KENYA'S NEW OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
"Never Giving Up" (Edgewood Agents Rework)
WORLD PREMIERE!
SoulTracks.com premiere's Kenya's new official music video & soulfuljazz single
"Never Giving Up" (Edgewood Agents Rework)
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"Makeusmile"
UK Soul Chart #1 Hit!
My Own Skin
(US Label: KenyaMJ Music)
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Upcoming Shows & Events

Previous events

KENYA's Creating Crimson/Art Voices Matter feat. Vocalist Meagan McNeal

Columbia College, 731 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago

Creating Crimson Artist Development & Coaching presents its 1st "Art Voices Matter Music Meetup" event in 2018 by presenting featured artist Meagan McNeal! A Chicago-based vocalist, Meagan commands the stage with her powerful vocals and kind spirit. She has opend for Dwele, Avery Sunshine, Jon B. and The Velvettes of the legendary Motown Records. Most recently she landed a a spot on Season 13 of NBC's "The Voice" and was selected by award winning vocalist, Jennifer Hudson, to receive mentorship and artist development. This very special meetup will be at Columbia College In Chicago and will include an interview with Meagan McNeal discussing her music career, steps taken to appear on "The Voice" and strategies for other independent artists to be successful in the music industry. Meagan will also perform beautiful acoustic selections.

The Soulfully Yours UK Tour

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Various Cities in the U.K.

Kenya will join other internationally known independent soul and jazz artists for a UK tour in Manchester, Birmingham, Dartford and Lowesloft. See show details and ticket information by visiting provided link.

Art Voices Matter Music Meetup

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Columbia College, 731 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago

Kenya's artist development service Creating Crimson will present its 3rd Art Voices Matter Music Meetup discussing ways to make money in music. LIMITED FREE REGISTRATION! *Visit link for more event details.

Art Voices Matter Music Meetup: Do's & Don'ts of Networking in the Music Industry

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Columbia College, 731 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago

Kenya's Creating Crimson Artist Development and Coaching Service presents its second music meetup to discuss the do's & don'ts of networking in the music industry locally, nationally and internationally. FREE LIMITED REGISTRATION

Art Voices Matter Music Meetup: The Chicago Music Scene for Indie Artists- LET'S TALK!

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Columbia College, 731 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago

Kenya's Creating Crimson Artist Development and Coaching Service kicks off its first music meetup to discuss music industry topics, network and share ideas related to the music business with Chicago based indie artists/musicians. FREE REGISTRATION! Limited space available. Must RSVP/register to attend.

Making Money in Music Monday Podcast Series

On-line

Kenya & Dr. WIlliam Smith, Professor of Music/Composer/Author will have candid and fun discussions weekly discussing an array of topics related to the music business with a focus on how generate greater revenue an independent musician. The podcast is FREE- simply visit http://www.soundcloud.com/makingmoneyinthemusicbiz or subscribe to creatingcrimson.com and iTunes.

The Rearview Mirror Sessions: Minnie Riperton, The Perfect Angel

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Arts and Public Life, 301 E. Garfield Blvd, Chicago

This is a lecture series presented by Chicago's music connoisseur Duane Powell. This session will dive into the life and music of Minnie Riperton. Kenya will speak of Minnie's influence as well as perform songs from her catalog. FREE EVENT

Making Money in Music Monday Podcast Series

On-line

Kenya & Dr. WIlliam Smith, Professor of Music/Composer/Author will have candid and fun discussions weekly discussing an array of topics related to the music business with a focus on how generate greater revenue an independent musician. The podcast is FREE- simply visit http://www.soundcloud.com/makingmoneyinthemusicbiz or subscribe to creatingcrimson.com and iTunes.

Lake FX Creative Con 2017

Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL

Kenya's artist development service, Creating Crimson, teams up with Stephanie "Nialand" Hearon's Dream Loud Creative coaching to present "Survive and Thrive" 10 min one-on-one mentoring sessions for music artists at midwest's largest creative conference. Sessions will be held at the AccessLabs area of conference. Pre-register for a FREE session at surviveandthrive.setmore.com.

Artist vs Self Creative Workshop

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The Content House, 500 W. 167th St., South Holland, IL

Kenya partner's with art/music therapist TaKenya McCall for a dynamic artist workshop exploring the boundaries between self and artist in social media. This is also an opportunity for artists to network with other creative minds.

Other Music News

My Own Skin
album makes 
"Best of 2015"
New Album Lists

Soul Brothers Records
Soul Tracks (honorable mention)
Urban Union (Taiwan)

The incredibly talented Kenya stopped by Border Crossings and sang her version of the Michael Jackson song 'I Can't Help It'. It will be on her Aug 28th release, "My Own Skin".

Posted by VOA MUSIC on Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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