AMYRA is a musician, playwright, author, and educator.
She has toured numerous times across the US & UK, performing in collaboration with the likes of the BBC, Roundhouse, Amnesty International and more.
An alumna of the Nuyorican Slam Team, she fuses music and poetry through powerfully transparent performances focusing on social inequalities and celebrating love, blackness, and what it means to be woman. She is the author of two collections of poetry: the water under the bridge and Mouth Full of Concrete and has several literary projects in the works to be published by Penguin, Candlewick, and Flying Eye. Her musical debut, Something Melancholy, led to her sharing stages with Common, Talib Kweli, MC Lyte, Melanie Fiona, Alice Smith, and more.
Amyra's debut play VASELINE will premiere in London March 2019 and her first full length album WITNESS is set to release summer 2019. For more information please visit amyraleon.com