KAINA

KAINA

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KAINA is a first-generation Latina, born and raised in Chicago. Apart from her parents and brother, she didn’t grow up around any other blood family in her hometown, which ultimately led to a detachment from her cultural identity. “I think ‘Green’ is the piece that connects it all for me,” she says. “I feel alone a lot, but I also know that it took so many people for me to exist and collectively, us as generations have seen many days and times and ‘moons.’ I am always connected even when I’m literally far away, or even lineages away — or my history has been taken from me, or I didn't get to learn it.” While lineage has always been at the root of KAINA’s music, “Green” marks a pivotal moment for the 23-year-old; a moment where she finds peace with her sense of self.

Her debut album, "Next To The Sun", released via Sooper Records in July of 2019. The album was co-produced by Sen Morimoto and Kaina. Kaina can also be found on Saba's "Care For Me", Sen Morimoto's "Cannonball", and The O'My's "Tomorrow"

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Artist is seeking the following professional connections: Brand Partnership, Gear Endorsement, Other Artists to Tour With, Booking Agent - UK/Europe, Booking Agent - Worldwide

Genre: Pop
Subgenre: R & B
From: Chicago, IL