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Kenia Arias

Kenia Arias performing live at the 2005 Dancin' In The Streets music festival in Downtown Stuart, Florida
Background information
Birth name Kenia Arias
Born October 22, 1982 (1982-10-22) (age 27) San Juan, Puerto Rico
Origin United States Puerto Rico Dominican Republic
Genres R&B, Pop, Funk
Occupations Singer, songwriter, record producer, actress
Website www.keniaarias.com

Kenia Arias (born October 22, 1982) is an American R&B-Rock/Pop singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress.

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Biography

Kenia has been singing since age 4. Kenia has made her rounds as an MTV dancer (Direct Effect[1], Hot Zone) and NY pageant winner (Miss Teen Long Island [1], Miss Teen Talent Of New York State, Best Personality and Prettiest Smile). In addition, Kenia has also worked as a model (Barbizon Models[2], Claire Models, Hollywood Image[3]), shot a TV commercial for Students Against Drunk Driving, and performed in local theater productions, including Jesus Christ Superstar [2], Medusa’s Tale and Strangers On A Train.

At the young age of twelve, Kenia started a girl-singing group called “The Lazers”. The group consisted of Kenia and two of her neighbors. And only two years later, Kenia started writing her own songs, which to this day she still considers her "therapy". At fourteen, Kenia auditioned for the dance show Club Jam [2], was selected as one of the dancers, and recorded ten shows. While performing on a stage in front of cameras, Kenia realized it was the only place she wanted to be. During her time as an MTV dancer, Kenia received a call from one of the casting directors and was asked to audition for a new show called VJ For A Day[4]. Kenia auditioned and made the cut.[2]

Over the years Kenia continued to sing and grow as a performer, some of her past performances include: The Mocasaba Resort (Puerto Rico), Puerto Rican Day Parade, Club New York [2], Showtime at the Apollo [2], The Port St. Lucie Fall Festival (Florida), Club Refuge (Florida)[3], and Dancin' In The Streets (Florida). Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Long Island, New York. She attended Tremont Elementary[5], Oregon Middle School[6], Patchogue-Medford High School[7], and Suffolk County Community College. She now resides in Miami, Florida, where she attended Florida International University. Kenia not only comes from a multicultural background but also expresses this through her lifelong passion for music. Energetic, playful, stimulating and thoughtful, Kenia takes aim at the music scene, fusing rhythm with thought and beats with soul; jazzing up Rock, giving R&B a Latin flavor and Pop, a brain.

Notes

  1. ^ News of Brookhaven 1999.
  2. ^ a b c d e Maselli 2004.
  3. ^ La Voz 2004.

References

  • La Voz News, Latin Chamber of Commerce of the Treasure Coast (November 2004). "La Cámara de Comercio Latina de la Costa del Tesoro". La Voz del Treasure Coast (La Voz News) (Issue 04): 10.  
  • Maselli, Natasha (September 2004). "Local Soapbox: Kenia Arias". The Muse: Local and National Music News (Dreamsong Entertainment, Inc.) Volume 1 (Issue 2): 12.  
  • News of Brookhaven, Pennysaver (May 1999). "Community News". Pennysaver News (News of Brookhaven, Inc.) Volume 41 (Issue 18): 13.  

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