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Dj Ayana Soyini

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Growing up in the 1970’s and 80’s in New York City, DJ Ayana Soyini was
influenced by positive Black American, Caribbean and African music and
culture. Ayana began to develop her artistic expression while attending
Brooklyn Technical High School in New York City & Northeastern University in
Boston, Massachusetts. Being inspired by learning more about her cultural
heritage, Ayana began to focus on learning to DJ and produce music. Deciding
to pursue music full time she left Boston and moved back to New York in the
early 1990’s where she found work in a recording studio as an engineer and
session producer.
After linking with Bronx based producer Charlemagne from the Hip Hop crew
Natural Elements, Ayana was featured as a rapper on the B-side of the vinyl 12
inch single “Lyrical Tactics” from artist Mr. Voodoo. The group track called
“Shine” included Ayana (then known as Essence) and Natural Elements
members Mr. Voodoo, L-Swift and A-Butta. Released by indie record label
Fortress Records in 1995, the single was an underground success and
garnered Ayana her first professional recording credits and press clippings from
The Source magazine and other Hip-Hop publications.

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