Oral History of Aisha Kenyetta, interviewed by Gabriel T. Grimstad, Michael L. Rice and Holly L. Rickett, 11 April, 2017

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Title

Oral History of Aisha Kenyetta, interviewed by Gabriel T. Grimstad, Michael L. Rice and Holly L. Rickett, 11 April, 2017

Description

Vocalist Aisha Kenyetta (a.k.a Aisha Frazier) was born in 1980, in Monetta, South Carolina. Before going to college, her life revolved around family and church activities. Kenyetta describes herself as a freelance vocalist with a powerful voice: “ I'm a power singer... but when I sing, my diction is rhythmic. My voice is an extension of the percussion instruments. It's not—I'm not the violin. I'm the bass.” She performs with her own band, AmpSquared, and several others such as Super Deluxe, Plane Jane, and the musician collective Emerald Empire. Additionally, she is the North Charleston Seacoast Church's Worship Leader. In the interview, Kenyetta discusses balancing family, her day work, and music career and states she is grateful for the many opportunities to perform. At the time of the interview, Kenyetta was writing her own material.

Source

Working Charleston

Publisher

The Citadel Archives & Museum

Date

Rights

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Format

application/pdf

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/619

Coverage

Charleston (S.C.)

Interviewer

Gabriel T. Grimstad
Michael L. Rice
Holly L. Rickett

Interviewee

Aisha Kenyetta

Location

Charleston, South Carolina

Duration

48 minutes

Collection

Citation

The Charleston Oral History Program at the Citadel, “Oral History of Aisha Kenyetta, interviewed by Gabriel T. Grimstad, Michael L. Rice and Holly L. Rickett, 11 April, 2017,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed October 3, 2022, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/619.