If ever there was an artist who encompassed pure talent, passion, and true musicianship, it would be Kamilah Haynes. This dynamic and anointed songstress has developed a unique style that she can certainly coin as her own. Born in Toledo, Ohio, but raised in Detroit, Michigan, music was a very significant part of her life. The eldest of three children, Kamilah often sang with her sisters, and even formed an acapella singing group that consisted of herself, her sisters and a few childhood friends. Musically influenced by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Fred Hammond, Kim Burrell and CeCe Winans, there was never a doubt in her mind that music was her calling. Kamilah spent time further cultivating her love of music, excelling in violin and piano throughout much of her adolescence and among the fruits of her labor was a B.A. in Music from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Her talents have definitely made room for her. In addition to her many accomplishments, Kamilah has had the distinct privilege to sing at the Inaugural Ball for the Honorable Dennis Archer. Kamilah crystallizes her purpose in music and in life with her debut album "God's Child" to be released in March 2006. With a rich and diverse collection of art in song, Kamilah set out to extend the reach of her music and her message. Each carefully chosen selection, all of which written or co-written by the artist, encompass captivating rhythms, lyrical depth and melodic richness. When talking about this project, Kamilah says, "It took a while, but it shows growth from where I started to where I am now and each song captures that journey". Through trial and error, she finally emerged with an album that perfectly displays her musical insight and interpretive range. When asked what she hopes listeners will find in her music, she replies with hesitation: "I want my music to inspire, uplift and minister to people." Alongside her fervent desire to impact the world through music is Kamilah's love for introducing her passion to others. She is currently a music teacher for a private Christian academy, as well as a private piano instructor. She also serves as the Assistant Minister of Music at Faith Christian Center in Smyrna, GA. Whether it's singing before a crowd of hundreds, or teaching a child basic music theory, Kamilah Haynes aspires to a very clear end: "To reach people with the gospel of Jesus Christ in a way that will draw them closer to Him."
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