Ayanna Witter-Johnson Voice, Cello, Piano
Ayanna Witter-Johnson is a veritable multi-talent. Born in England, the Jamaican artist trained in classical composition, but her music moves seamlessly between classical and jazz, reggae, soul and R&B. She amalgamates anything with a bass line and groove – »I mix everything I am«. As a singer, songwriter, pianist and cellist, Witter-Johnson’s music represents and celebrates her heritage, culture and identity. Her unique musical idiom and uncompromising texts take listeners on intimate journeys. Thus, her most recent album »Road Runner« is about finding her own creative voice. Dancehall Riddims influenced the main cello riff in »Rise Up« – a song for the young Black generation reminding us all to rise up and embrace our own history. An impulse to leave the humdrum behind and unfold moments of beauty.
Starting at 8 pm we invite you to the long night at Scala: At »Global Breath Composers«, Marco Blaauw's concert you can experience Ayanna Witter-Johnson's composition »O.M. Rising« before the solo concert. The combination tickets for the concert evening you'll receive here, at our ticket office or at the box office before the concert.
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