Friday, June 22 @ 5pm
The O&W Acoustic Stage
It’s been a while since Ann Arbor nurtured a fledgling popstar like Madonna. Could MYNA be next? Rashmi Meenakshi “MYNA” Pandian is an Ann Arbor teen who has been singing seriously since she was 11 and spent the past two years writing, producing, and recording a truly excellent 7-song EP called ROY G. BIV. Looking up to artists like Jhené Aiko, Goapele, Amel Larrieux, Tinashe, and Luna, her relatable confessional lyrics respond to modern hip-hop, neo soul, and R&B. Inspired by her friends, by romance, by drama, and her experiences of synesthesia, MYNA’s artistic efforts have found a support system among Ann Arbor teens who love her voice and her ambition. Referring to her Indian heritage, she told the Community High Communicator that she wants to be the artist that young Asian Americans can relate to when developing themselves. She also wants be a voice for female empowerment. Come see a very exciting new voice making her début at the festival.