R&B artist Kenyatta Rashon brings her stunning voice to A2SF this summer. Born and raised in Ypsilanti, MI, Rashon has shared her musical gifts from the boardwalks of Venice Beach to the subways of Harlem. Her inspirations include Amy Winehouse, Beyoncé, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Janis Joplin, and Tina Turner; she hopes to someday inspire young women in much the same way. Rashon got the opportunity to sing with Kanye West and the group of Chicago choir singers he included for his Sunday Service in Detroit in 2019. She has been featured in the Michigan Chronicle, Current Magazine, and Concentrate Magazine, to name just a few. She’s also a member of the inaugural class of Washtenaw’s Amplify Fellowship, an opportunity that helped further her career and brought her closer to the community. 2021 saw the release of Rashon’s album The Art of Keeping It Real, gorgeous contemporary R&B with a lyrical emphasis on her thoughts on the ups and downs of relationships and life changes. Motivated by the reality of life while chasing her dreams, Rashon’s powerful performance is not to be missed.