Amenta Abioto

Amenta Abioto is a singer, songwriter, producer from Memphis, TN. In her one-woman performance, she builds vocal and instrumental loops from kalimba, synthesizer, drum machine, and guitar creating atmospheric textures. Weaved into syncopated rhythms and dichotomies of comedic proportions, Amenta surprises and tantalizes audiences with mind bending ideas while skipping vocally from soul-shaking gospel to smooth jazz. Amenta studied drama and was familiarized with the stage through theater by experimenting and playing various characters. With an instilled drama mind, Amenta moved to Portland, OR in 2010 with her family (mother & 4 sisters). There she began her musical chapter and merged drama with her music. After playing music with musicians and forming one band, dopebeds, Her solo project made debut in a dark, warm basement in Spring of 2012. Since then, Amenta has released three projects and toured with The Blow, Secret Drum Band, Typhoon, and The Ghost Ease. In 2019 she plans to release her third record. 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.

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