Get To Know Me
Elegant, confident and beguiling, Samona is a multi-talented contemporary Gospel vocalist and singer born in Oakland Ca, and raised in Sacramento Ca. Inspired by her relationship with God who has brought her through a plethora of adversities, the enigmatic singer-songwriter also uses her music as a vehicle to express her perspectives and tell stories. Her overarching ambition is completely encapsulated in the title of her last EP – “Encouraged To Inspire”. Though drawing influences from old-school artists like Mississippi Mass Choir, Daryl Coley, John P. Kee, and Kirk Whalum, as well as Opera and Classical music, Samona is anything but old school, as she epitomizes the daring borderless creativity of the innovating new wave of musicians.
Samona is different. She is as much a jazz singer as soul and R&B crooner – singing beautifully with, against or across the beat. What she retains from the old-school aesthetics is the soulful authenticity seeping through her songs, and a voice to die for. Samona unfolds her praise and worship narratives alongside beats built on hip-hop drums, jazzy keys and enthralling warm atmospheres. In essence, Samona is hard to resist, regardless of your personal level of faith.
Besides Samona’s stunning vocal range, beneath the veneer of the smooth jazzy soulful sound, lurks the essential lessons intended to improve the human condition.