Summer in the CityYanina

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Thursday / July 12, 2018 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center
United States
Yanina Johnson
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Yanina is a sultry and soulful singer-songwriter and music business major from Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her influences include Lauryn Hill, Lalah Hathaway, Esperanza Spalding, Beyoncé, and Lianne La Havas.

She received voice lessons at a young age, encouragement from her parents, inspiration from popular hip-hop music such as Eminem’s “Mockingbird,” and discipline to develop into a well-rounded artist. Yanina, currently working on a yet-to-be-titled EP, blends a powerhouse voice with dancing ability and a striking presence on stage. 

Because of the lack of representation in the entertainment industry, Yanina has started an all-women’s artist collective called SheReins. The growing Boston-based collective has performed at multiple venues across Europe. Through this collective and with her original music, Yanina hopes to bring awareness to social and political injustices, and touch upon the truths that many face in life.