Yanina is a sultry and soulful singer-songwriter from Cambridge, Massachusetts. A music business major and recording and production minor, Yanina is influenced by Lauryn Hill, Lalah Hathaway, Esperanza Spalding, Beyoncé, and Lianne La Havas. Voice lessons at a young age, encouragement from her parents, inspiration from hip-hop, popular music such as Eminem’s “Mockingbird,” and discipline to develop herself into a well-rounded artist all lend to Yanina’s powerhouse voice, ability to dance, and striking presence on stage.
She realizes the lack of representation in the entertainment industry, and has started an all-women’s artist collective, SheReins. This collective has performed in multiple venues across Europe and continues to develop in Boston today. Through this collective, she hopes to bring awareness to social and political injustices, and touch upon the real truths that many face in life with her original music. Yanina is currently working on her debut EP, yet to be titled.