Kenia Ashby‘s voice embodies the best of the Brazilian sound –deep and sultry, richly diverse, unexpectedly explosive. She is renowned for her ability to translate the complex rhythms of her Brazilian homeland into jazzy creations. From local clubs, to international performances, to her ongoing innovation in recording sizzling Brazilian beats, Kenia creates her own unique blend of Brazilian pop, samba, bossa nova and choro with great stage presence and a gift for engaging the audience. “It’s hard to believe Kenia approaches any song with any trepidation. On her new album, whether it’s the fast-moving, hip-swaying “Summertime” or the languid ballad, “Melancia,” she’s confident, as if engaged in a natural conversation with friends against a fantastic musical backdrop that refuses to stay down for long” (Carol Banks Weber – AXS).