The name “Canda” represents a natural glow, a burst of intense light. This light undoubtedly shines from this passionate American singer, songwriter and musician, where she exudes her inner glow from her quiet smile to the moment she embraces the mike with her melodic voice. Classic soul, rhythm & blues, and influences of classic jazz, make up this lovely and beautiful singer/songwriter, as she makes a unique stamp on adult contemporary music. Her graceful style, silky vocals and lyrics are hypnotic to the soul, bound to lull you into a state of total relaxation. Characterized as "Sweet-voice" in conversation and in music, she is a versatile artist, whether composing jazzy lullabies or flowing with the seductive beats of Groove and House music, her range is captivating.
Coming from an extended family rich with musical and artistic talents, at the age of 2, Canda first started to sing to her grand-uncle while sitting atop of his upright piano. At an early age, she became influenced by her father's jazz collection which included renowned vocalists Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, and Nancy Wilson. Later, Canda became inspired by jazz & soul artists Chanté Moore, Phyllis Hyman, Sade, and the late Teena Marie. Having received her Master’s degree in vocal performance, classical training helped her develop the vocal endurance she skillfully applies today as she continues to devote her talents in music as a writer, performer and educator. Her teachings as a voice and music instructor have allowed her to nurture her talents in voice, piano as well as flute.
Following her heart and innate abilities, Canda writes and sings with passion, sharing life's experiences over dramatic instrumentals and groove like beats. Having graced the stage nationally and internationally performing R&B & Jazz, she is well vetted on committing to each performance and takes sheer delight in communicating musically to her audience. With each song, Canda naturally shows her beautiful light, with nostalgic melodies that attract the doting ear and ignites the loving and loved. She has won many hearts with her debut soul single "Consider This", featured on her highly anticipated debut album, and was noted August’s NUMBER ONE Soul Artist in Maryland on Ourstage. As she prepares to release her long awaited debut, we invite you to continue to listen and experience all that is Canda.