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Life & Work with Aviana And The Pure Root

Today we’d like to introduce you to Aviana And The Pure Root .

Hi Aviana And The Pure Root. So excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
I started singing and performing when I was a child. My mom had me in many activities, so I was always doing something in the arts. I abandoned that life as I got older, though. It wasn’t until I finished grad school at New York University that I had this epiphany to all of a sudden start pursuing music. I had been in school for Fashion History, which put me through the wringer. I went to Paris afterward and started singing, painting, and just running around with artists. I was trying to find out what God wanted me to do with my life and where I should put my focus. It was the catalyst for me to pursue a career in music officially.

Can you talk to us about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It hasn’t been a smooth road, but I feel things are smoothing out a bit. My growth gives me courage, and I’m thankful for the gift and the audacity to express it. I think I am stepping more into just allowing things to ‘be’- naturally, not forcing myself as much and just being authentically myself; it is making this music journey feel much better these days.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
My name is Aviana And The Pure Root, and I’m a singer/songwriter, guitarist, recording artist, performer, and producer. I think I’m most known for my ethereal voice and for putting out thought-provoking, spiritual-related music. I put most of my music in a 432 hz tuning so it’s generally super healing to listen to. I always used to refer to my music as alternative rock, but now I like to say Rock/Soul because it sounds way more groovy and closer to what I feel. I take a lot of my inspiration from the 60s and 70s rock and soul artists, 90s rock and a few rock artists from the 80s like Prince; reggae, disco, classical and classic jazz. I’m a supporter of the unification of the African Diaspora, Afrofuturism, getting in tune with nature and tapping into the spirit for vision and collective freedom. I’m proud I’m still here, making music, taking it forward, and expressing myself the way God intends for me.

What were you like growing up?
I was a quirky, smiley, and goofy kid in my true essence. I was curious and beaming with so many gifts. I was a Radiant Child.

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