My music is about kinship, about giving voice and singing through life’s experiences, it’s about how we tell our stories – and how we come to new understandings.


RAINA is a singer/composer from New York whose singular soulful sound brings together Jazz and R&B influences with depth and a fresh edge. She has performed at the renowned Stimmen Festival in Lorach, Germany appearing with Lisa Sokolov, at the 2015 Vision Festival NYC appearing with William Parker, at the Mohonk Festival of the Arts, and many other venues. RAINA spent the last eight months touring with Rev. Sekou and can be heard on his recent LP In Times Like These. Currently RAINA appears regularly at venues throughout NYC including The Bitter End, PIANOS, Williamsburg Music Center, and more. RAINA’s debut EP Contender, released in February 2016, explores new and old tropes through her original compositions and arrangements of Jazz standards.


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