Kiña del Mar's music is like a hug from a friend you never knew you had.
It’s unexpected and wonderful at the same time.
Damion "Yella P" Pearson of Memphissippi Sounds
Kiña del Mar makes dope music. On her latest project, LYRICISM IS ALIVE AND WELL, she flows seamlessly between singing and rapping, fusing soul with vintage hip-hop vocals. As the title suggests, lyricism is a focal point for this project, and the artist delivers her finely-crafted lyrics with a voice that is assertive, witty, and unapologetically unique.
Both modern and timeless, the music of Kiña del Mar combines the musical traditions of her hometown, Memphis, TN, with a host of other artistic influences. Her sound has been compared to that of Prince, Sade, Michael Jackson, and Lauryn Hill. Indeed, elements of each of these legendary artists are present in the music of Kiña del Mar, but she never seeks to imitate. The end result is an ambitious array of music that establishes Kiña del Mar as a refreshing addition to the musical landscape.
Harlem Week Music Festival (NYC)
Delta Fair & Music Festival
Dreamfest Music Festival
Memphis Songwriter Series @ The Halloran Centre
Soulsville Music Festival
Dope On Arrival
HAM Slam @ The Orpheum Theatre
Occupy the Shell Music Festival @ The Levitt Shell
A Ferry Tale: A Nak Jently Musical by Jenita Nakumura
AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS
Memphis Songwriters Association Songwriter of the Year
The Consortium MMT Emerging Star
Graduate of the Orpheum Theatre Teaching Artist Training Program
Vanderbilt University School of Music - Songwriting Program Participant