18:30-19:10, Thursday 25th July 2019
Music & Words: Ayanna Witter-Johnson
Ayanna Witter-Johnson is THE definition of eclectic soul, she is a singer, songwriter, cellist who is a rare exception to the rule that classical and alternative R&B music cannot successfully coexist. This is down to her musical prowess, mesmerising vocals, uncompromising lyrics and mastery for
reinterpreting songs on her cello.
The British-born musician graduated from London’s prestigious Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and New York’s Manhattan School of Music with firsts. Since releasing her EPs Truthfully and Black Panther in 2011, Ayanna has extensively toured the UK and Europe, composed for The Planets, gaining a MOBO award nomination along the way.
With her recently released debut album ‘Road Runner’ Ayanna says: ‘‘Road Runner’ is my hustle as an artist. An expression of my road, my journey – physically, emotionally and historically. Each song is a memory of what has given me strength to become who I am today, and I hope that the music will ignite something in your soul and encourage you to rise up within yourself and live the life you want to live…
Produced by Ayanna Witter-Johnson
Vocals, Cello, Piano: Ayanna Witter-Johnson
Backing Vocals: Julie Iwehta, Alexus Ruth