Songwriter, music producer, and actor Amenta Abioto is on the cutting edge of all that is performances musical, theatrical, and literary. Her music is boldly mystical and soul-fired, and her raw invoke elements of both theatrical surprise and magic through ancient African diasporic sounds and stories. Weaved into syncopated rhythms and dichotomies of comedic proportions, Amenta surprises and tantalizes audiences with mind bending ideas. She brings to the music scene funky academia while skipping vocally from soul shaking gospel to smooth jazz and then onto hip hop rhythms wrapped in West African beats.
Amenta was born and raised in Memphis, TN. She became a part of the Portland community in 2010 after graduating from Idyllwild Arts Academy where she trained in musical theatre. Since graduating she has courted the music scene and produced one self-titled EP, Amenta Abioto, and one album, Opening Flower Hymns. Mythological characterization and cultural stories are reflected in her original works.
Boldly striking, Amenta brings beauty, charm, and creativity to any stage as an ode to funk.