The world of music embraces the incomparable talents of Annya Li – a vibrant and versatile singer, songwriter and dancer, with a fresh sound and distinct style. Born and raised in the beautiful twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago, Annya Li began her journey as a singer at the tender age of 5, when she first discovered her love for music. She enjoyed childhood years of entertaining family and friends with her unique voice and deemed music as her most constant and loyal friend through every stage of growing up. Singing came naturally for Annya Li and her inevitable decision to venture into the music industry came as no surprise. As she makes diligent strides towards her career goals, Annya attends especially to the content of her music as she endeavors to keep it real and passionate and aspires to break genre and cultural boundaries alike.
In addition to her soulful voice, Annya Li is a talented songwriter. She lyrically profiles her own life experiences and the journeys of others whose stories are synonymous with so many other people around the world whose voices cannot be heard. “When I first started to feel my way around music I used to write for myself. Now I write music that means something to other people”.
Profoundly influenced by many great musical icons, Annya has been impacted by the works of many other artists. However she treasures her unique sound and style that she brings to the music industry. “I wish to sound like Annya Li. I have a unique voice that I would love to keep learning to develop”. Annya also attributed much of her success to influences from family, including a diverse ethnic background.
As there is no one genre that is particularly prominent in the music she creates, the sound of Annya Li can be classified mostly as pop. Her music comprises a fusion of sounds including R&B, Jazz, Rock, Eclectic Soul and Trance. With her unique genre bending sound, Annya Li aims to unite diverse cultures through her music. “I have always said that there were so many things dividing us as a people and I thought music should not be one of them. I have heard people refer to R&B as black music and contemporary music as white music, so I purposely use different genres in my music to blur the lines between that divide. I want my music to bring people together from different nations, backgrounds, skin colors, etcetera”.
To get in tune with the sound of Annya Li, log on to www.annyali.com
, or visit her artist profile at www.myspace.com/annyali
, and also the Annya Li Fan Page on Facebook.
Also catch her on:
Caribbean Fever: http://www.caribbeanfevercommunity.com/profile/Annyali