Sounds Like Portland featuring Amenta Abioto
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As part of our Sounds Like Portland musical performance series, please join us for an intimate musical set by Portland-based singer/songwriter/songstress/actor, Amenta Abioto, as she shares one of her raw live performances that invoke elements of both theatrical surprise and magic through ancient African diasporic sounds and stories.
Sounds Like Portland is a live music series featuring a diverse mix of Portland musicians playing intimate sets at The Armory. It is free and open to the public.
Songwriter, songstress, and actor, Amenta Abioto is on the cutting edge of all that is musical, theatrical, and literary. Her music is boldly mystical and soul-fired, and her raw live performances invoke elements of both theatrical surprise and magic through ancient African diasporic sounds and stories. Weaved into syncopated rhythms and dichotomies of comedic proportions, Amenta surprises and tantalizes audiences with mind bending ideas. She brings to the music scene funky academia while skipping vocally from soul shaking gospel to smooth jazz and then onto hip hop rhythms wrapped in West African beats.
Graduating from Idllywild Art’s Academy in 2010, she trained in musical theater. Since graduating she has courted the music scene and produced one self-titled EP, Amenta Abioto, and one album, Opening Flower Hymns. Boldly striking in appearance, Amenta brings beauty, charm, and creativity to any stage as an ode to funk. She grabs the audience and they become her musical composition. Amenta Abioto was born and raised in Memphis, TN. She currently resides in Portland, OR.