Origin São Paulo, Brazil
Music Genre(s) New Age
Occupation(s) Recording artist, Composer, producer, publisher, filmmaker
Years active 1990–present
Website www.anayamusic.com

Tania Mara Guedes Botelho (born July 25), better known as Anaya Music, is a multi-award-winning Brazilian musician, artist,author, producer, composer, filmmaker, publisher, and lecturer. She has published over 70 scientific articles and 10 books in Brazil and abroad. Botelho composes and writes under her name Tania Mara Botelho and performs under the name Anaya Music, which is new-age music for meditation designed to provide relaxation for the listener. Additionally, she is a video and short film director and producer, with the name Anaya Kunst.Botelho is also a publisher as AnayaMusic with ASCAP and has a recording label, Anayamusic. She is also an artist in the Care System as Anaya Music.Botelho has won a Silver Medal for Outstanding Achievement for her songs DharmaLove's River, and Laman Song at Global Music Awards.Her song, Dharma, received an award at the Global Music Awards (USA) for best composition in 2017. 

Early life and education

Botelho was born to Athos Romano Botelho and Maria Dagmar Botelho in São Paulo, Brazil. She learned to play piano and guitar when she was a child and later took classes at Conservatorio Carlos Gomez.

Botelho completed a 3-year In the Holistic Foundations program at the Holistic University at Unipaz in Brasília. She holds an undergraduate degree in Library Science, Drama Arts, Computers, and International Relations. She completed her master's at a federal university and holds a doctorate from the Loughborough University of Technology and a post-doctorate in Information Systems from Syracuse University.

During her bachelor's, Botelho performed at Brazilian radio and TV stations, playing piano and guitar. She also performed at the Teatro da Paz in Belém, Pará.

Career

Academic

In the 1980s, Botelho moved to Brasília to start her academic career and began working at the University of Brasília (UnB) as the Director of the Applied Social Studies department.

For over 30 years, she was dedicated to academia and research as a university professor, an international conference speaker, and by developing executive management activities in the Brazilian public and private sectors. Botelho was the president of various examination boards for masters and doctorate programs and civil service examinations, and professor promotions.

She took part in faculty and career commissions 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), and served on university boards.

Botelho worked as a researcher at the Ministry of Science and Technology in Brazil, where she participated in scientific commissions. As a researcher, she achieved many awards from the Fulbright Commission.

Internationally, Botelho worked as a specialist in international organizations such as ILO, UNESCO, FAO, FID, and IFLA. She was a senior researcher for CAPES, CNPq (National Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development). Botelho has contributed towards the advancement of research regarding leadership that uses an approach based on the theory of consciousness.

Music

Botelho became involved in music at the age of 8. She is the niece of the maestro Meneleu Campos. She studied piano under Waldemar Henriques and music theory and harmony under Wilma Graça, along with many other guitar teachers.

As an opera singer, Botelho was supervised by Hermelino Castelo Branco. She took part in many events and performed with Gonzaguinha and Ivan Lins.

Botelho started recording new-age music for meditation with her album Caminhos in 2000. Since then she recorded and released over 50 albums, songbooks, and singles with new age, cosmic and electronic styles of music. Two of her albums were recorded with the Prague Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with her arranger and audio engineer in Los Angeles.

Botelho is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, of the Ascap and also in the LIT Awards.

Discography

Albums

  • Caminhos (2000)
  • Relax, Brazil (2002)
  • Prayer, USA (2002)
  • Relax II, Brazil/USA (2003)
  • Collection CD, Brazil/USA (2003)
  • Anaya, Brazil (2003)
  • Song Book with album, Brazil (2003)
  • Unplugged, USA (2004)
  • Skies, USA (2004)
  • Requiem (2005)
  • Overpop (remastered) (2005)
  • Anaya Music (Laman Theme) and video (2007)
  • Self Music (2007)
  • Space Songs Collection (2007)
  • Angeluz (2009)
  • SongBook II (2009)
  • Cosmic Light (2011)[48]
  • SongBook III (2011)
  • Overspace (2012)
  • Love symphony (2012)
  • Skywalker in the Universe (2013)
  • Aligned in the Universe (2013)
  • Devotion (2014)
  • Fifth Essence (2015)
  • Eternity (2016)
  • AONKI, Gateway of Love (2018)
  • 4D Eternity (2019)
  • Isalc"Li: A Love Odyssey (2019)
  • Prayers for Peace (2020)
  • Cosmic Light reissue (2020
  • Secrets (2020)
  • Beyond Earth (2020)
  • Prayer for Peace (with Cindy Paulos) (2020)
  • Poemas (2020)
  • Zenezy (2020)[43]
  • Rising Sun (2021)[38]
  • Overpop (2021)
  • Forever (2022) vol I
  • Forever (2022) vol. II
  • Ascension (2022)
  • Quietness (2023)
  • Bliss (2023)

Singles

  • Skywalker in the universe (2013)
  • Loving you (2018)
  • Luminous (2018)[49]
  • Ethereal Love (2019)[50]
  • Loving You (2019)
  • Compassion and Love (2019)
  • Imlyam (2019)
  • MotherShip (with Paul Landry) (2019)
  • Poemas (2020)
  • Forever (2020)
  • Universe (2020)
  • Immortal (2020)
  • Twilight (2021)
  • Peaceful  (2022)
  • Pray for Peace (2023)
  • Flame (2023)

Song books

  • Song Book (2003)
  • Song Book I (2003)
  • Song Book II (2009)
  • Songbook III (2011)
  • Skywalker in the Universe (2013)
  • Alethea (2014)
  • Devotion (2014)

Compilations

  • Qualidade de Vida - Anaya com música Overspace e Selfmusic Compilação com vários artistas pela Digerati editora (2000)
  • Harmonia e relaxamento - Anaya com musicas Overspace, Peace e SelfMusic compilação com Vários artistas pela Digerati editora (2001)
  • K.A. M. - Anaya with the song Life Water and various artists by Kid Antrim Music (2004)
  • Coletânea CCB - Anaya com música Som Alma e vários artistas pela Dallas Music (2009)
  • Sounds from the Circle compilation of new age music circle artists (2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Escape the mind ,Newage-  vol Four at Bongo Boys record with song Forever, USA ( July 2022)

Filmography

Music videos

  • Tedeum (2013)
  • Skywalker (2013)
  • Overspace movs II and III 2012 Love symphony (2012)
  • Alethea (2014)
  • Devotion. Mov III (2014)
  • Devotion Mov. I (2014)
  • Poems (spoken words) (2015)
  • The New Journey (2015)
  • Mountain Movi I and II (2015)
  • In Love. Mov 1 to 5 (2015)
  • Aonki Mov I and II (2015)[41]
  • Fifth Essence (2015)
  • Eternity (2016)
  • A Path to the Infinite (2016)
  • Breath (2017)
  • Laman Song (2017)
  • String Passion Mov I and Mov II (2019)
  • Eternity (electronic) (2019)
  • 4D Eternity (2019)
  • Skies (2019)
  • Timing (2020)
  • Because of you (2020)
  • Beyond Earth (2020)
  • Birth ( Cosmic Light - Mov I) (2020)
  • Cathedral (2020)
  • Universe (2020)
  • Forever (2020)
  • Dreams (2020)
  • Ascension To Love (2020)
  • Immortal (2020)
  • Infinite Love (2020)
  • Pray To Love (2021)
  • Twilight (2021)
  • Rising Sun (2021)
  • Love (2021)
  • Cabral (2022)
  • Inner Peace (2022)
  • Amazon:aHealing Forest (2022)
  • Dragon”s Gate (2022)
  • Peaceful (2022)
  • Flying to Santa (2022)
  • Pray for Peace (2023)
  • Flame (2023)
  • Arrival (2023)
  • RAOK (2023)
  • Akuriamate (2023)
  • Sacred Flames (2023)
  • Bliss (2023)
  • The Vortex (2024)
  • Cosmic Light (2024)
  • Aneyshia (2024)

Publications

Research papers

  • Tania Mara Botelho. The Selective Dissemination of Information System (SDI system) of the Nuclear Information Centre of the National Commission for Nuclear Energy (CIN/CNEN) in Brazil, (1982) - A doctoral thesis which is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University, England.
  • Tânia Mara Botelho and Jaime Robredo. Telecottage: A Need for the Development of the Quarternary Information Section in Developing Countries. Review Translnformação,4 (1,2,3): 33- 44, 1992.
  • Liderança: Uma Nova Visão. Revista de Informação Legislativa, v. 32, n. 126, p. 249-255, abr./jun. 1995.[33]
  • Tania Mara Botelho. Continuing Education of Information Professionals In A Changing Environment: With Special Reference To Brazil (1977)
  • Tania Mara Botelho and Sueli Angelica Do Amarai. Continuing Education of Information Professionals In A Changing Environment: A Reflexive Method (1993)

Books

  • Affection (1977)
  • My Shadow and Me (1985)
  • Máyda (1990)
  • Life Paths (1966)
  • Reiki; spiritual energy of the Universe (1996)
  • Flying Being (1996)

Awards and recognition

  • ASCAP Plus Award recipient (2004 - 2005)
  • Album Eternity nominated for Best Neo-Classical Album- ZMR Awards (2016)
  • Silver Medal for Outstanding Achievement for Laman SongLove‘s RiverDharma- Global Music Awards (2017)
  • Best composition Award for Dharma- Global Music Awards (2017)
  • Best New Age Album Aonki: A Gateway of Love award winner - Clouzine International Music Awards (2018)
  • Best Instrumental Album award winner - Clouzine International Music Awards (2018)
  • Best New Age Album Aligned in the Universe award winner - Clouzine International Music Awards (2019)
  • Winner for her album 4D Eternity- Clouzine International Electronic Music Awards (2019)
  • Bronze Medal for Music Video, The Cathedral- Global Music Awards (2020)
  • Song Breath nominated for award New Age/Ambient category- HMMA-Hollywood Music Media Awards (2020)
  • Best Female new age- Indie Channel (2019)
  • Bronze Medal for Music Video, Forever- Global Music Awards (2021)
  • Song The Cathedral rated Top#21 among the Top 30 songs of 2020 (2020)
  • Finalist for song Forever- CIIFF (2020)
  • Finalist for song Ascension To Love- Independent Short Awards (2020)
  • Best Music Video Award for Forever- Royal Wolf Film Awards (2020)
  • Best Original Music Award for Dreams- BCIFF (2020)
  • Best Music Video, Music score, and Director award for Immortal- Royal Wolf Film Awards (2021)
  • Outstanding Achievements in Best Music video and Best Director for Infinite Love- BCIFF (2021) in France, Paris. Best Music Video in the Multi Dimension Film Fest (2021) in UK.
  • Best Music video and Best Music Track award for Ascension To Love- Los Angeles Motion Picture festival (2021) and in the Druk International Film Fest in Himalayas (2021).
  • Best Song Award for Dreams - New Wave Film Festival (2021)
  • Best Music Video, Music score, Director and producer Award for Twilight - Royal Wolf Film Awards (2021)
  • Best Neo-Classical Álbum, 3rd for Secrets-OneWorldMusicRadio, UK (2021)
  • Award of Recognition for Album Rising Sun-Accolade Global Film Competition, USA (2021)
  • Best Mystery Music video Award for “Twilight “ at the Silk Road Film Awards-Cannes,France, and Best Original Score at the Phoenix Shorts, Ottawa, Canada (May, 2021)
  • Outstanding Achievement and Best Original Music video Award for “Love “ at the BeyondtheCurveInternationalFilmFestival - Paris, France (June, 2021)
  • "Love"video - Best Music Video and Best Music Score Award for at the Berlin Shorts Awards - Berlin, Germany (June, 2021). Best Director in the HigaFestival, Hollywood, Los Angeles, (2021). Honorable Mention in the Reale Film Festival, Best music video in Vienna Indie Festival (2021).Best music video in the Sweedish International  Film Festival (2021).Best Music video in the Multi Dimension Film Festival (2021).
  • Ïmmortal" won Best Production design in the RedMovie Awards in Reims, France (2022).
  • "Cabral"won Best music video in BerlinShortsAward (2021) and Best Director (Finalist), and Best Original Song (Winner)in the BeyondTheCurveFilm Festival, Paris, France, (2021).
  • Best music video Winner for Breath  at the GOLDEN DRAGON AWARDS® (July 2022)
  • Winner best music video of Breath at the Crown international film fest (july 2022) in London, UK
  • Best music video and anti-war film for Breath at the Synsapalum - International Film Festival in Amsterdam, Netherlands (May 2022) 
  • Best music video for Breath at the Siff Sweeden International Film fest in Stockholm, Sweeden. ( July 2022)
  • Best composer for Breath at San Francisco short festival in San Francisco, USA (July 2022)
  • Best original Song for Breath at Arrow film fest in France (august 2021)
  • Best music video for Ascension to love at the Tokyo Film Awards in Japan (2022)
  • Best music video Award winner in Womens film, music video, producer and film score-soundtrack for Breath at the Druk International film fest in Himalayas (July 2022)
  • Award winner for Breath and Ascension to Love at the Movie play international film fest in London, UK (July 2022)
  • Award winner for Breath at Berlin shorts film festival in Berlin, Germany (March 2022)
  • BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC, BEST DIRECTOR, and BEST WOMEN FILMMAKER categories with HONORABLE MENTION for “Dragons Gate" in the BEST MUSIC VIDEO category at the Critics' Choice International Film Festival in Singapore (July 2022)
  • Best music video and best original music for Dragon’s Gate at BeyondtheCurve in Paris, France (July 2022)
  • Winner Best Director as  exceptional achievement, best producer, Best Music Score and finalist as best music video for Dragon’s Gate at the MultiDimension Film fest, London, Uk ( July 2022) 
  • Award winner for AMAZON: A HEALING FOREST at the Hollywood Gold Awards, Hollywood, USA (2022)
  • Breath- Honorable Mention as Best Composer in LFIFF - Liber International Film fest in Greece(September/October2022)
  • Breath-Golden Wheat Awards, Turkey - Special Jury Awards Winner, September 2022.
  • Ascension to love - best music video in cine Sweeden - Siff (2023)
  • Ascension to love - best music video, producer and original, Music in 4th Dimension film fest in Indonesia (2023)
  • Pray for Peace - Award Winner in - -MoviePlay international film fest ,Uk (2023)
  • Pray for peace -Award Winner in MultiDimension internal film fest - Mdiff , Uk(2023)
  • Pray for peace - Best Spoken word in the AkademiaMusicAwards, Los Angeles, 2023)
  • Pray for Peace - semifinalist at Berlin Shorts in Berlin, Germany, March 2023.
  • Immortal - Best producer, best music video in Crown International film fest in UK (2023)
  • Twilight - Best music video, best original music, best womens film in Crown International film fest in UK (2023)
  • Forever - best music video, best music, best Director, best womens film in Crown International film fest in UK (2023)
  • Forever- award winner of Best Production  and finalist in best original music, best music video and best Director at BIFF Bright International film fest in UK, January 2023.
  • Flame -  Silver Award Winner  in categories of Production and Original song in International Golden Awards, January 2023.
  • Flame - Award winner of best music video, best woman filmmaker, best composer, best Director at the MDIFF MultiDimension international film fest, London, UK, January 2023.
  • Flame Award winner  in the Crown international film fest in categories:Best music video,Best Director,Best original music (award Winner),Best women’s film (award winner),March 2023 in London, UK
  • Flame - BeyondtheCurve- February 2023, Paris, France Award winner in Best original music and Best producer Nominee as Best Director
  • Flame - award winner in Siff /Swedish international film festival, In categories: Best Music video, Best Producer, Sweden, May 2023
  • Flame - Award Winner of Best producer in the Stockholm shorts in winter 2023
  • Flame- award winner of silver award at Hollywood Gold Awards , April 2023. Category Inspirational film and original song.
  • Love - Award winner at Florida shorts fest, January 2023, USA
  • Arrival in Crown International film fest -February 2023 in categories of:Best Producer (award winner),Best music video,Best original music
  • MoviePlay - February 2023 in categories:Best composer,Best music video,Best Producer ,Best Director (nominee) in London,UK
  • Arrival Award Winner at MultiDimension international film festival Mdiff - London,UK , February 2023 in categories:Best composer,Best music video,Best producer
  • Arrival - Award Winner in Best music video and Best producer at the World film carnival, Singapore, February/March 2023. And Outstanding achievement in categories : best women’s film, best score soundtrack, best Director
  • Arrival - award Winner at the Euro video song awards in Best Female Director,Slovakia, March 2023.
  • Breath - semifinalist in San Jose independent film fest in USA, April 2023.
  • Pray for Peace at Santa Monica film awards - semifinalist, 2023.
  • Ascension- nominated for Best Neoclassical album at the 10th Annual OWMR (OneWorldMusicUK) 2022.
  • Flame- Award winner as Best Composer at Munich Short film awards ,April 2023
  • Flame - Award Winner of Best music  in San Diego festival, Spring 2023
  • Flame Award winner of Best Music Video at 4th dimension film festival, Indonesia, August 2033
  • Arrival Award Winner at the Rome Music Video Awards in the Category of Best Female Director,Rome, Italy , April 2023
  • Arrival Award Winner  in Best female Director and best production in Munich music video awards, 14th season 2023
  • ARRIVAL award winner at Critics Choice Films Awards in multiple categories: Best Director, Producer, Original music. Honorable Mention as Best womens filmmaker. Finalist as Best Music video, in Bali, Indonesia, 2033
  • ARRIVAL award Winner of best composer at  the San Francisco Indie Short, April 2023
  • ARRIVAL award winner of best producer, best original song and best music video at London movie Awards, London, UK, April 2023
  • Arrival Award Winner of Best Production Designer and nominee as Best Original music and Best music video at the Swedish independent film festival, Sweeden, April 2023
  • ARRIVAL Award Winner of Prestige award of Best Music Video and Best Producer, and Award of Excellence Best Song at  Vegas Movie Awards™ April 2023, Las Vegas , USA
  • ARRIVAL is Award Winner at Druk International Film fest with Outstanding Achievement for Best Womens Film, in Bhutan, Himalaya, March 2023
  • Arrival - Gold Award of best music video and Original  song at International Gold Awards, NYC,USA, May 2023
  • ARRIVAL- silver award of original song at Hollywood Gold Awards, USA, May 2023
  • ARRIVAL Award Winner of Best Composer and Honorable mention in  Best music video at liberty film international festival , Athens, Greece, May 202
  • ARRIVAL ia award winner  of best music video, best composer,best women filmmaker, best producer  at Cineplay in London UK, May 2023 
  • ARRIVAL Silver Award Winner of Original Song at New York Movie Awards, NYC, USA,May 2023 
  • ARRIVAL Award Winner at Brooklyn Film net ,NYC ,  USA, summer 2023
  • ARRIVAL  award  winner at Stingray international film fest in Best music video, best original music and Best producer, UK June 2023
  • Arrival is Runner up for Audience Choice at Great Lakes film festival, 2023
  • ARRIVAL- award Winner of Best music video and Best women’s film at 4th Dimension film fest , Indonesia,May 2023
  • ARRIVAL is award Winner of Best music video at San Diego festival, Spring 2023
  • Akuriamate Award winner of Best  composer Exceptional achievement as Best music video, Best Director, Best producer, Best Woman filmmaker At the Mdiff film fest April 2023
  •  Akuriamate Award Winner of outstanding achievement as Best Film score and Best music video at World Film Carnival, Singapore, May 2023 
  • Akuriamate is Award Winner of Best music video,Best female Director, Best composing at the Vancouver film festival.Vancouver , Canada , January 2023
  • Akuriamate award winner of best music video and best original song at International gold awards, Los Angeles, USA, July 2023
  • Akuriamate award winner of Gold award of Best music video, best original song and Silver award as best producer at the Hollywood gold awards, USA July 2023
  • Akuriamate is an Award winner of Best Composer at New Wave film fest, Munich, Germany,July 2023
  • Akuriamate Award Winner of Best Producer and Best Original music And nominee of Best music video,  at Sweeden international film fest, July 23
  • Akuriamate award winner at Cineplay international film fest , London, July 2023
  • Akuriamate is award winner of best music video at the international network film festival , USA, Brooklyn, NYC October 23
     
  • Akuriamate is award winner of best original music at Stingray International film festival, Paris july 2023

  • RAOK is award winner of Best Original music at the BeyondtheCurve film fest,and nominee of best music video, best producer and best women filmmaker, Paris, France May 2023
  • RAOK is award winner of best music video, best producer, best original song at 8andhalffilmawards, july 2023, Italy 
  • RAOK is an Award Winner  of Best Composer, Best music video, Best Producer at MultiDimension Film fest in UK.
  • RAOK is award winner of Best Producer and nominee as Best Director and best music video at the SIFF Sweeden film fest , May 2023
  • RAOK is award winner of best original music and finalist as best Director at Stingray international film festival, Paris , 2023 
  • Sacred Flames is award winner of Best Fantasy at International Golden Awards in Hollywood, October 2023
  • Sacred flames  Award winner of best composer, female director and music video at Airflix film festival , October 2023
     
  • Twilight- award winner of best music video and best original song at 8andhalffilmawards in the Halloween event,Italy, October 2023
  • Sacred Flames award winner of Best music video at Frida film festival in Rome, September 2023
     
  • Sacred Flames is award winner of Best composer at Odyssey script and film festival, Portugal, 2023
  • Sacred Flames is award Winner of Best music video and best composer at MoviePlay, UK august 2023
  • Sacred flame is award Winner of Best Composer and Best music video at Mdiff,UK  july 2023

 

 



 


 


 

 

 The Akademia Music Award with winner albums

For Best Dance/Electronic

  • Album 4D Eternity (2019)

For Best Song

  • Spoken word: Prayers for Peace (With CindyPaulos ) (2020)

Artist Awards

  • Best Female New Age Artist(2019)
  • Executive Award (2019)
  • Artist Vision (2020)
  • Masters Awards (2021)
  • Rising Star Award (2021)
  • Artist of the year (2022)
  • Legacy Awards (2022)
  • Artist of the year (2023)
  • Hall of Famme induction (2023)

For Best Ambient/Instrumental albums

  • Isalc” Li: Love Odyssey (2019)
  • Secrets (2020)
  • Beyond Earth (2020)
  • Zenezy (2020)
  • Ascension (2023)

Music videos

  • The Cathedral (2020)
  • Timing (2020)
  • Beyond Earth (2020)
  • Forever (2020)
  • Dreams (2020)
  • Immortal (2020)
  • Infinite Love (2021)
  • Twilight (2021)Best Song Ambient/Instrumental Dreams (2020)
  • Love (2022) Best music video

 

Nominated albums

  • IMA- Independent Music Awards -Album Eternity (2018)
  • GSPA-Global Song Peace Awards - Song Let Peace Be with Anaya Music and Cindy Paulus (2020)
  • OWMR-One World Music Radio - Albums EternityAonki: A Gateway of Love (2018), Isalc”Li: Love Odyssey(2019), and Imlyam single, (2020), Immortal (2021), The Oneness Award with song -Openness to Love (2022), Ascension (2022) in 10th OWMR Awards in category of Best Neoclassical album.

Bio by Jonathan Widran

Musical Bio - Resume

 

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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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.”