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ANAYA 

Biography

 

A timeless composer and ethereal vocalist passionate about elevating the human spirit through the power of music and universal vibration, Brazilian recording artist Anaya has, since launching her recording career in 1998, captured the soothing yet spiritually and emotionally energizing essence of the music of her native country via a dynamic synthesis of orchestral new age, electronic and melodic trance influences and textures. Her expansive, globally distributed body of work as a composer, 

Recording under the name and independent label Anaya Music, the multi-talented relaxation/meditation artist and musical visionary – born Tania Mara Botelho has enjoyed great acclaim and chart and awards recognition for her recent albums Eternity (2016) and Aonki: Gateway of Love (2018). 

 

Achieving her childhood dream of playing alongside a live symphony orchestra, Eternity featured a virtual collaboration and real time recording in cyberspace between the artist’s label AnayaMusic in Brazil, a live symphony orchestra in Prague, and Steve Salani at Orchestra.net Studios in Los Angeles. In addition to the collection’s nomination for Best Neo-Classical Album at the 2016 ZMR Awards, its tracks “Dharma” and “Love’s River” received accolades from the Global Music Awards; “Drama” won for Best Composition, while “Love’s River” earned her the Outstanding Achievement Award. 

 

Eternity reached great heights on a variety of new age charts, including reaching #13 on iTunes’ iTop Chart and #1 on OneWorldMusic, NumberOneMusic and ReverbNation. The album also hit the Top Ten on several sites, including ZMR, and scored over 2.5M downloads via Song Alethea. In addition, the tracks “Song Skies” and “Dharma” have earned approximately one million views on Facebook, and Pandora’s Anaya Music station has increased its listenership significantly. 

 

A few years later, Aonki: Gateway of Love, her similarly orchestrated “cosmic new age music” collection, won both Clouzine’s Best New Age Album Award and the Global Music Awards’ Best New Age Music Album and Outstanding Achievement Award for the single “Laman Song.” The album was also included in a Huffington Post feature article titled "Heartful of Love.” Anaya Music’s latest release Isalc”Li: A Love Odyssey (2019) received the Global Music Awards’ Best New Age Album and Outstanding Achievement Award, and earned Best Ambient Instrumental Album honors and the Executive Awards from the Akademia MusicAwards 2019.  Anaya has also been honored as Best Female New Age Artist by IndieMusicChannel TV in Los Angeles. 

 

The niece of the famous maestro Meneleu Campos, Anaya’s relationship with music began at age eight. A multi-instrumentalist and vocalist from the start, her musical studies began with piano and guitar at the Carlos Gomes Conservatory of Music in Pará and vocal performance at the Musimed school in Brasilia. She also studied piano under maestro Waldemar Henriques and music theory and harmony under Wilma Graca while working with various guitar teachers. She immersed herself into vocal studies by exploring the music of diverse composers such as Puccini, Bizet, Haendel, Donizete, Mozart, Gershwin, Saint-Saëns, Villa Lobos, Verdi and many others. As a young opera singer, Anaya was closely supervised by maestro Hermelino Castelo Branco, in addition to working with several other teachers. She participated in many festivals, performed with Gonzaguinha and Ivan Lins, and is still influenced by Tom Jobim and Schubert to this day. 

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Anaya is a timeless composer and vocalist devoted to elevating the human spirit through music, to fulfill a collective yearning shared by humanity for harmony, unity and balance. Anaya’s desire to learn the universal language of music emerged when she was 4 years old reared by a rich culture driven by music and the arts. Her musical journey began on guitar and piano, which led to many years of dedication to composing and producing her own albums.

“Anaya’s passion for music, also developed her inspiration for a lifelong devotion to ballet dancing.  

 

Anaya’s musical studies began with piano, guitar at the Carlos Gomes Conservatory of Music in Pará,  and vocal performance at the Musimed school in Brasilia.

She immersed herself into vocal studies by exploring the music of diverse composers such as Puccini, Bizet, Haendel, Donizete, Mozart, Gershwin, Saint-Saëns, Villa Lobos, Verdi and many others. 

Anaya’s dedication to further expanding her knowledge of music was met by also studying production, arranging, software for music, and playing keyboards. 

 Anaya’s unique ability to weave her musical talents and expertise in computers and technology has given her the freedom to establish a successful career as an independent New Age/Neoclassical Artist.”

Music is the heart of Brazil and has been the foundation for Brazilian culture enriching all festivities, religious ceremonies and simple daily life. As an accomplished composer, performer and producer, Anaya passionately expresses her spirituality and the influence of her Brazilian roots through music, art, and poetry. Her style truly captures the soothing, inspiring and energizing essence of Brazilian music, which delivers a stellar synthesis of genres such as new age, electronic and melodic trance. Anaya is a multi-talented professional with a Post Doctorate degree in leadership and a Phd in Information Technologies. She has a very unique international resume, which includes traveling the world as a performer of Brazilian pop music and working for the University of Brazilia and the United Nations as an Information System Specialist. Anaya weaves her expertise in computer science with a deep understanding of universal spirituality to create a union between technology and the senses, which becomes the heart of her work. “Our best instrument is the universal harmony of being.” ~ Anaya

Jonathan Widran - Journalist and writer

ANAYA 

Biography

 

A timeless composer and ethereal vocalist passionate about elevating the human spirit through the power of music and universal vibration, Brazilian recording artist Anaya has, since launching her recording career in 1998, captured the soothing yet spiritually and emotionally energizing essence of the music of her native country via a dynamic synthesis of orchestral new age, electronic and melodic trance influences and textures. Her expansive, globally distributed body of work as a composer, artist and producer includes 39 CDs (33 available on CD Baby), five musicals, a soundtrack for Luminescence Films, four videos, one songbook and a DVD. 

Recording under the name and independent label Anaya Music, the multi-talented relaxation/meditation artist and musical visionary – born Tania Mara Botelho has enjoyed great acclaim and chart and awards recognition for her recent albums Eternity (2016), Aonki: Gateway of Love (2018) and Isalc”Li: a Love Odyssey (2019).

 

Achieving her childhood dream of playing alongside a live symphony orchestra, Eternity featured a virtual collaboration and real time recording in cyberspace between the artist’s label AnayaMusic in Brazil, a live symphony orchestra in Prague, and Steve Salani at Orchestra.net Studios in Los Angeles. In addition to the collection’s nomination for Best Neo-Classical Album at the 2016 ZMR Awards, its tracks “Dharma” and “Love’s River” received accolades from the Global Music Awards; “Drama” won for Best Composition, while “Love’s River” earned her the Outstanding Achievement Award. 

 

Eternity reached great heights on a variety of new age charts, including reaching #13 on iTunes’ iTop Chart and #1 on OneWorldMusic, NumberOneMusic and ReverbNation. The album also hit the Top Ten on several sites, including ZMR, and scored over 2.5M downloads via Song Alethea. In addition, the tracks “Song Skies” and “Dharma” have earned approximately one million views on Facebook, and Pandora’s Anaya Music station has increased its listenership significantly. 

 

A few years later, Aonki: Gateway of Love, her similarly orchestrated “cosmic new age music” collection, won both Clouzine’s Best New Age Album Award and the Global Music Awards’ Best New Age Music Album and Outstanding Achievement Award for the single “Laman Song.” The album was also included in a Huffington Post feature article titled "Heartful of Love.” 

Anaya Music’s latest release Isalc”Li: A Love Odyssey (2019) received the Global Music Awards’ Best New Age Album and Outstanding Achievement Award, and earned Best Ambient Instrumental Album honors and the Executive Awards from the Akademia MusicAwards 2019.  Anaya has also been honored as Best Female New Age Artist by IndieMusicChannel TV in Los Angeles. 

 

When she’s composing, Anaya calls on her spiritual side, and "retires" from this world to enter a realm of musical vibration, starting with a 32-minute meditation session. Yet when production begins, she draws on her tech background as a Digital Information Specialist, analyzing the most effective sounds to convey her provocative spiritual concepts. Reflecting on her personal inspiration and creative process, Anaya says, “I make music to fulfill a collective yearning shared by humanity for harmony, unity and balance. The magic of music and the profound feelings of love are a divine instrument of perfection to give re-birth to our soul. Music is the sound of Light. Our best instrument is the universal harmony of being.”

The niece of the famous maestro Meneleu Campos, Anaya’s relationship with music began at age eight. A multi-instrumentalist and vocalist from the start, her musical studies began with piano and guitar at the Carlos Gomes Conservatory of Music in Pará and vocal performance at the Musimed school in Brasilia. She also studied piano under maestro Waldemar Henriques and music theory and harmony under Wilma Graca while working with various guitar teachers. She immersed herself into vocal studies by exploring the music of diverse composers such as Puccini, Bizet, Haendel, Donizete, Mozart, Gershwin, Saint-Saëns, Villa Lobos, Verdi and many others. As a young opera singer, Anaya was closely supervised by maestro Hermelino Castelo Branco, in addition to working with several other teachers. She participated in many festivals, performed with Gonzaguinha and Ivan Lins, and is still influenced by Tom Jobim and Schubert to this day. 

Anaya’s devotion to creating meditation and relaxation music connects powerful for her work over the years in the healing arts, where she has used many types of therapies – ranging from those related to the physical body to those related to the more subtle and spiritual aspects of being and consciousness. Coming from a family that practiced Kardec Spiritism, Anaya first had contact with the more subtle energies of the Universe through her paternal grandmother, Izabel Romano. She was introduced at a young age to Hinduism, Zen Buddhism and Yoga, which she still practices today. 

Anaya later researched the life and work of Jiddu Krishnamurti and began immersing in studies of various empowering spiritual and healing disciplines – including esoteric astrology, tarot, I Ching, chromotherapy, aromatherapy, Shiatsu, martial arts, holotropic therapy and the Kabbalah. She has also delved extensively into alchemy psychology, Temple archaeology, the Silva Mind Control Method, cosmogenesis, anthropogenesis, rays of light, arithmosophy, dowsing, applied kinesiology, Chinese medicine, Feng Shui and quantum physics. 

In addition, Anaya completed the three-year Creating Holistic Foundations program at the Holistic University at Unipaz in Brasília. To enrich her research with real life experiences, Anaya made several pilgrimages to be with sages in her country and abroad. She has visited historical temples and sat at the feet of the medium Chico Xavier, Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Edelarziu, Thomas Green Northon, professor Jobenil, Efigênia, medium Valentim, Amir Amiden, Trigueirinho and other spiritual leaders. Anaya also visited historical temples to add depth to her spiritual  experiences and understanding. 

As a Reiki master, Anaya has trained many therapists over the years, besides having years of experience seeing private clients. She has also served as a consultant in harmonizing residential, business, and personal environments, with emphasis on the millennial art of Feng Shui. She has taught personal training in anti-stress workshops and lectures. Anaya has also performed distance healing with her hands, metals, and crystals, participated in philosophical groups of thought, done speeches and offered collective therapy, and developed studies regarding self-knowledge and broadening consciousness. Dedicating herself to the field of alternative therapy related to integrating the physical body to the spiritual body, she has published two books, “Reiki; Spiritual Energy of the Universe” and “Paths of Life.”

In addition to traveling the world as a performer of Brazilian pop music, Anaya is a multi-talented professional who has worked for the University of Brazil and the United Nations as an Information Systems Specialist. She artfully weaves her expertise in computer science with a deep understanding of universal spirituality to create a powerful union between technology and the senses that is at the heart of her work in both realms. During her undergraduate studies, Anaya performed at Brazilian radio and TV stations, playing piano and guitar and she also performed at the Teatro da Paz in Belém, Pará.

Anaya has undergraduate degrees in Library Science, Drama Arts, Computers, and International Relations. She has a master's degree from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, a doctorate degree from Loughborough University of Technology in England, and a post doctorate degree in Information Systems from Syracuse University in the United States. She dedicated over 30 years to academia and research as a university professor, international conference speaker and developer of executive management activities in Brazilian public and private sectors. In her home town of Brasília, she implemented a doctorate program and coordinated a post doctorate program, both in Information Systems. She was president of innumerable examination boards for masters and doctorate degree programs, as well as for civil service examinations and professor promotions. 

Anaya has also participated in faculty and career commissions and served on boards at the university, in local government, and in trade and union associations related to computer science, such as Sucesu (Brazilian Association of Computer and Telecommunication Users) and Assespro (Association of Brazilian Companies for Technology, Software, and Internet). Anaya has published over 70 scientific articles and 10 books in Brazil and abroad. 

Internationally, Anaya has worked as a specialist in international organizations such as the ILO, UNESCO, FAO, FID, IFLA, among others. She was also senior researcher for CAPES, CNPq (National Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development), and the Ministry of Science and Technology in Brazil, where she also participated in scientific commissions. She was given scientific awards by the Fulbright Commission for her work as a researcher. Anaya has contributed greatly toward the advancement of research regarding leadership that uses an approach based on the theory of consciousness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isalc"LI:a Love Odyssey

Anaya"s Album Isalc"Li:a Love Odyssey

Marks  another powerful milestone on Anaya’s journey of creating innovative, life-changing, heart transforming and consciousness shifting cosmic new age music. Transcending challenges in her own life through the embodiment of compassion, gratitude and pure joy, poured into the art of creating her music. 

A beautiful sonic journey to elevate our vibration and enhance Love to transcend inter-dimensional gates: that is the Love Odyssey. This album has been created by inspiration and in Honor of my Grandmother Isalc"Li and her life as a healer.

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Anaya"s Album Aonki, Gateway of Love 

Marks  another powerful milestone on Anaya’s journey of creating innovative, life-changing, heart transforming and consciousness shifting cosmic new age music. Transcending challenges in her own life through the embodiment of compassion, gratitude and pure joy, poured into the art of creating her music, she says, “To be faced with hardships becomes a way of life, but to transcend the barriers of our experience through love, awareness, creativity, and inner peace is a way of being. The Gateway of Love is a path to enlightenment, a felt sense of oneness with awareness itself.”

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Anaya's album, Eternity, was nominated for Best Neo-Classical Album at the 2016 ZMR Awards in New Orleans and Anaya's song "Dharma" and "Love"s River"received the Global Music Award in 2017 USA, for best composition)

And it was nominated Best Newage album in IMA (Independent Music Awards) 2018.

 

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