Ayanna Heaven is a DJ, Radio, and Event Producer living in Brooklyn, NY. She spent her childhood in her native St. Mary, Jamaica in the golden age of Jamaican dancehall of the 1990s, followed by ten years in Atlanta, Georgia at the apex of Southern hip-hop. She moved to New York City in 2010 to pursue studies in Ethnomusicology at The New School.

She can be heard bi-weekly playing soul and funk on WKCR's long-running "Across 110th Street" program, as well as monthly on her show "Sounds of Heaven" on The Lot Radio. Her first regular broadcast platform was the Power of Reggae radio show. She has played across New York City, including at the Museum of Modern Art and Apple Store Fifth Avenue; at venues such as Elsewhere, Nowadays, Deluxx Fluxx, and Public Records; and at events such as Opening Night Of Shakespeare In the Park in Central Park and Coney Island Reggae On The Boardwalk.

She has performed in London, UK with Greensleeves record label; Cali, Colombia at the Bumbayé festival; and most recently in Dubai, UAE at the Sole DxB festival. She has also performed in Jamaica at The National Gallery in Kingston as well as Miss Lily's at The Skylark in Negril.

In 2021, she was awarded a New York City Artist Corps Grant and organized Doing It In the Park, a vinyl soul sound system event featuring over ten NYC selectors and film screening of Summer of Soul in Brooklyn, New York.

In 2023, she launched Good Ting, a premier traveling party series celebrating vintage dancehall music and culture of the 80s, 90s, and 2000s.

With sets ranging from roots and rocksteady reggae, to afrobeats, hip-hop, dancehall, and funk, she brings a passion and the cachet of a diverse background to her DJ aesthetic and event curation.

In her spare time, she enjoys dining out, facetiming with her sister Shaari, thrifting, relaxing in the park, and making art.

You can contact her at ayannaheaven@gmail.com or follow her on Instagram.

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