Munya

MUNYA began playing classical piano at the age of 4 until her teenage years where she began performing and studying opera and classical vocal techniques. She slowly honed her voice and learned to become a “Coloratura” and qualified for several competitions, including “Canimex Canadian music competition” at the age of 16. She then paused her study of classical music and took a deep interest in Jazz. She began a program at the University of Montreal where she studied Jazz and fell in love with the works of Bill Evans, John Coltrane and Nina Simone. After her University time she began collaborating and touring as a keyboardist and back up singer with other Montreal artists including Alex Nevsky, Philemon Cimon, Ouri, and Sterling Grove.

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Creation

I was already exploring meditation when I came across David Lynch’s book “Catching the big fish”. For me, it was a revelation! Meditation allowed me to achieve serenity but I had never thought of meditating for the purpose of creating. I started exploring this universe and it feels as if my consciousness has increased many magnitudes. I meditated, mostly in the evenings and entered another dimension, suddenly a song or idea would appear and I would immediately record it. It sounds crazy but it really is my process! I also began to rediscover many artists that have become some of my biggest influences and play an important role in my sound. Artists such as Giorgio Moroder and Françoise Hardy are beyond inspirational to me, of course there are too many others to list as well. I must have listened to the album “Knights In White Satin” by Giorgio Moroder a 100 times over the course of a week last year, its masterpieces like this that inspire me every day.

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Press

Oct 26, 2018 - VIDEO PREMIERE Highsnobiety
Oct 10, 2018 - Digger
Oct 9, 2018 - Mindies
Oct 8, 2018 - Aupium
Oct 7, 2018 - Ritualmedia
Sep 22, 2018 - Teases and Dares
Sep 20, 2018 - Highclouds
Sep 19, 2018 - Stereogum
Sep 18, 2018 - Nylon
Sep 18, 2018 - Gorilla Vs Bear
Sep 18, 2018 - Aupium
Aug 31, 2018 - Brooklyn Vegan
Aug 31, 2018 - Ear Milk
Aug 30, 2018 - Popbollocks
Aug 30, 2018 - Miojo Indie
Aug 29, 2018 - Highclouds
Aug 29, 2018 - Pitchfork
Aug 29, 2018 - REVUE
Aug 29, 2018 - The Line of Best Fit
Aug 28, 2018 - Stereogum
Aug 28, 2018 - Gorilla Vs Bear
May 22, 2018 - The New Lofi
May 20, 2018 - Gay Vegan Vinyl Cassette
May 13, 2018 - High Clouds
May 10, 2018 - Pitchfork
May 9, 2018 - MP3 Hugger
May 8, 2018 - Gorilla Vs Bear
May 8, 2018 - Chill Filtr

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