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Kenia, a consummate vocal talent who can deliver a song as well as anyone I’ve heard. Her voice is strong, her phrasing excellent, her delivery totally polished. And she makes you move…
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Janis Burley Wilson
Kenia is a talented performer, with great stage presence and a gift for engaging the audience. Her knowledge and passion for Brazilian music and art is evident in her stage performances, and she educates her audience with every song.
Jorge da Silva
When I first became interested in Brazilian music nearly ten years ago now, there wasn’t really that much out there for me to explore, but among the Astrud Gilberto reissues and Stan Getz classics, I came across Kenia’s first two albums by accident. The brightly colored artwork of Initial Thrill caught my eye and her singing captured my imagination.
The Daily News McKeesport
One thing that can be said about Kenia is that she is a natural. Very much at home on stage, she made everything she did seem easy, which is a sure sign of expertise. The Latin beat that drove almost all of her music brought life and spirit to her show and left the audience wanting to hear more.
The overall effect that her singing and backup ensembles create is one of thrilling intimacy. Once you listen to the album, you will probably want to hear her in concert.