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Biography … Amiena

Her love for music and variations of styles developed at a young age. Growing up in a home without a TV, Amiena spent her time listening to music.

It was at an early age that she was introduced to the sounds of Lou Christie, Chicago, Amy Grant, The Temptations, Carole King, Cheb Khalid, Billie Holiday, The Bill Gather Vocal Band, Lanny Wolfe, Andrae Crouch, and, many other amazing musical artists.

Not surprisingly, at the age of five she ventured into her first solo performance of the standard “Sunshine, Sunshine”. Thereafter, she pursued her evolving musical passion through vocal competitions, gigs, and even humanitarian causes.

Amiena has worked on several musical compilation projects, despite having never pursued the opportunity to work on a solo project of her own.
In the late 90's, Amiena continued to write songs and perform; however, she also pursued ambitions in the legal world.

In 2000, Amiena was asked to submit a song for a TV show. Although the song was completed, it never aired. “It’s the Hope” now sits somewhere in her collection of CD's. Despite the 'shelving' of the song, that experience prompted Amiena to re-explore her musical passion again.
In early 2005, her musical endeavors began to 'flow' and she joined forces with her Producer and Co-Writer, Rocky Grisez. Together, their work has resulted in Amiena's first solo CD; 'Right Here' released in 2006.

‘Right Here' is a collection of thoughts and dreams captured in musical form – transcends different musical genres; it expresses deep connections with different people and places.

In November 2006, Amiena walked away from the LA Music Awards with R&B Album of the Year and Nu-Jazz Vocalist of the Year for the song Fourth Floor. More symbolic, perhaps, it reflects her introduction, grounding and eclectic style in music, song writing and performance. However, one thing is certain - it will be part of musical 'futures' to come.
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