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 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 at venues across New York City, including Elsewhere Space, Nowadays, Public Records, Lovers Rock, The Delancey and events including Coney Island Reggae On The Boardwalk. She recently performed in London, UK with Rockers London and Dubwise Jamaica. She has performed in Jamaica at The National Gallery in Kingston as well as Miss Lily's at The Skylark in Negril.
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. She recently launched Doing It In The Park at Brooklyn's new Under The K Bridge Park in September 2021.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Instagram.
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