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Wayna – Acoustic Gold Live Recording

After featuring this talented woman in our last Acoustic Gold performance with Ju-Taun, we are presenting you with her own session now! Experience the fantastic Wayna, a Grammy nominated Ethiopian-born singer/songwriter living in Washington DC.


Anybody who has seen Wayna in concert knows that she will always impress in many ways… Her infectious energy on stage, dancing and soulfully rocking the crowd, her powerful voice and beautiful melodies, oftentimes singing angelically. We were honored to have her in the studio and fortunate to have witnessed a super spontaneous collaboration with our friends from New Jersey, Ju-Taun. After recording London Grammar’s “Strong” with the guys Wayna said “… and now I want you to perform one of my songs with me!”. It didn’t take Jake, Jamie and Samoeun long at all to work out the harmonies for “Holy Heathen” and Wayna’s drummer/musical director Les Cleveland and awesome guitarist Eli Menezes were joined by Ju-Taun’s piano player Stephen Honsberger and upright bass player Carter Fox. The outcome – magical! Besides leaving us speechless with this song she also performed her originals “I Don’t Wanna Wait” and “Send It Away“. See and hear for yourself!


Wayna (click here for her NYCROPHONE Artist Page) recently told NYCROPHONE that she is still feeling inspired by what went down at our Acoustic Gold recording. We are proud and happy to be offering this platform for genuine artists like herself, being a breeding ground for musical creativity, making artists feel appreciated and supported. Please help spreading the word by sharing, liking and commenting. Thank you!

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