in an endless universe of bright stars
a tiny little seed began to grow
knowing not what it would become,
"The Whale and the Baobab", by Ona Kirei
Vocalist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Ona Kirei has an exceptional ability to move the listener's soul with her expressiveness and virtuosity. Her music pushes stylistic boundaries that showcase remarkable compositional and arranging skills while displaying a profound emotional connection that makes it readily accessible to any audience. Her life experience, cultural influences, determination, and deepness, are reflected in her unique voice.
Kirei was born in Barcelona, but she's quite literally a citizen of the world having lived in Spain, India, United Kingdom, and Austria, among other places. She has performed to critical acclaim in venues and festivals across Europe and the United States, winning several national and international awards along the way.
Her debut album in the USA entitled ‘Mirage’, will be released in July 2022. It features a diverse collection of original songs and creative arrangements of very personal songs. The official release will take place at The Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg, FL on July 9th. She will be backed by the award-winning group La Lucha, outstanding trumpeter James Suggs and the wonderful Mike DiRubbo on saxophone.