Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival Ashanti Munir
Ashanti Munir's powerful voice has earned her comparisons to Lalah Hathaway. She's still riding high from the success of her 2008 debut CD, Balance, which received rave reviews internationally. The single "I'm Staying Home Tonight" was a dance floor favorite in the UK, and Balance was #18 on Solar Radio's Best of 2008 chart in London. A native Bostonian, Ashanti was nominated for a 2006 New England Urban Music Award, and won the historic Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater in 1992. She was a background vocalist for Michael Buble at the Verizon Center in Manchester, N.H. and has opened for Johnny Kemp, Alyson Williams, Esperanza Spalding, Freddie Jackson, Helen Rogers, and Terri Lyne Carrington.
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