Kenya Moses is an American vocalist of African American and Afro-Brazilian heritage, sharing music from Brazil, Latin America and around the world.
Born in Americus, Georgia, and shortly thereafter moving to Darmstadt, Germany; Kenya was exposed to a wide range of musical experiences, which have influenced her subsequent years of studying and performing. By the time she was 5 years old, she was playing the piano and singing whenever the opportunity arose. Upon moving to California at the age of 6, Kenya began singing with her grandmother in the church choir, performing ballet folklorico, traditional ballet and finding herself drawn to music in every form - picking up the clarinet, tenor saxophone and flute.
Kenya became obsessed with music - singing, playing and competing in international competitions. She later went on to study classical voice and flute at The University of California, Davis, where she also double majored in Performing Arts with a dance emphasis.
After University, Kenya began her professional vocal career in the opera world, while simultaneously studying and performing dance with companies including, Alvin Ailey in New York City, Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre, Embodiment Project and more. Her opera credits include Berkeley Opera, West Edge Opera and Pocket Opera. In addition, Kenya took this time to study Business Administration, which assisted in her entrepreneurial pursuits shortly thereafter.
Kenya took a short break in her musical career in 2008 to focus on her growing family and business - later to return performing as an independent artist in 2010. Since that time, Kenya has worked with numerous artists throughout California - most recently with the Afro-Latin band, Guarandinga.
Kenya performs Brazilian Bossa Nova, Samba and music from the Americas with her ensemble of highly acclaimed professionals.