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Alvina August Singer

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Zimbabwean-born singer/songwriter who moved to Canada over 10 yrs ago, Alvina attended the University of Toronto where she earned an Honors Bachelors degree in Life Science. 
Even throughout her academic studies, she maintained her passion for music performing acapella RnB/pop cover songs with a student group on campus. In 2005, her vocal performance of Alicia Key's popular song "If I ain't got you" caught the attention of Juno award-winning producer Ian Nieman. They produced the track "He'd Never-Liquid Sunshine" which later gained attention from record labels like Nervous Records and Deborah Cox's Independent label. As part of the award-winning University of Toronto Gospel choir she has had the privelege of performing alongside such musicians as Herbie Hancock and Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman.

 In 2007, the choir released their first album entitled "Send Me", on which she features alongside Chris Lowe on the single "Just for being who You are". In 2008, the album won three Covenant Music Awards including 'Gospel Album of the Year' and 'New Artist of the Year'. Gospel music not only combined both her love for music and her spirituality but it also gave her experience with professional vocal studio recording and live performance. Currently, she is in the process of writing original songs for a debut solo album. She aspires to create music that connects and unites people from all walks of life, often performing music in her native language. However her sound infuses soul and RnB with vocal influences ranging from such artists as Lauryn Hill, Amel Larriuex, Tamia, Brenda Fassie, Nneka and Alicia Keys.