Kindled by an awareness of divine guidance and conscious connection with spirit, singer/songwriter Kimberly Haynes expresses her musical art in a synthesis of uplifting songs in the style of world, folk, pop and sacred chanting in the languages of English, Sanskrit, Hebrew, Spanish, and Portuguese. Kimberly’s enrapturing sonic portals deliver the listener directly into the heart space.
The spectrum of Kimberly’s eclectic and enlightening vocal performances evokes both the tenderness of a mother’s touch and the ancient feminine power of a tribal priestess. Her compositions are a musical journey of discovery, healing, personal growth and devotion.
“My songs are my personal truths,” explains Haynes. “I am blessed to carry those truths into the world and it is my hope that they will be a blessing to all who hear them. I raise my voice in song to awaken a place deep within myself – and in others – where we can collectively begin to remember our own sacred hearts, our sacred connection to the earth, and the sacredness in each other.”
Despite limited exposure to art and music in the inner city where she was raised, Kimberly Haynes bravely followed a divinely inspired call to song. Her passionate approach to life is reflected clearly through the music she creates. Having walked through extraordinary difficult personal challenges with her grace intact, she has allowed those experiences to deepen and enrich her song and she channels her experiences into a tapestry of music for the heart.
With a vast reservoir of experience and insight into the transformative power of music and singing, Kimberly’s background includes:
30+ years of vocal pedagogy,
20 years study of sacred music from around the world,
15 years Jewish studies and cantorial service in a Los Angeles synagogue,
Deep, continuous study and practice of yogic science
5 years apprenticeship in sound healing gatherings and traditional South American ritual
4 years study of Kirtan (Indian chanting)
4 years leading Sacred Song Circles
Founder of Yoga of Voice & Vibration
Award winning recording artist
You will hear Kimberly’s greatest musical influences – such as Shawn Colvin, Joni Mitchell, and Sarah Mc Lachlan – as she harmoniously weaves inspirational heart-felt lyrics into a rich tapestry of world instruments to create poetic reflections born of a life of tremendous trials and tribulations. “Having risen from my own ashes multiple times, it is my mission to carry music of the heart into the world. My life and my music are richer and deeper for the challenges I have overcome, and my songs are a reflection of my personal journey.” she conveys.
Bathe in the enchanting soaring vocals of Kimberly Haynes in her exquisite new release, “In Dreams”. With songs in English, Spanish, Hebrew, Sanskrit and Portuguese, the vibrant instrumentation including charango, sansula, medicine drums, didjeridu, monolina and other instruments both exotic and familiar will enchant and transport you.
Kimberly’s debut album “Awaken Me,” is an uplifting invitation into the heart and unifies brilliant performances played by some of the most well respected musicians in the industry such as Tina Malia, Christo Pellani, Peter Kater, Jesus Florido and Byron Metcalf and won Album of the Year, One World Music Awards 2016.
“Haynes’ gentle, soothing, wistful, and haunting voice reaches resplendent passions…At every point, sincerity rings through, and the two constituents, the vocal and instrumental elements, serve as bolsters to each other in the subtlest but most suffused of ways…not only are her deliveries satiny and mellifluous but this woman boasts excellent compositional skills as well.”
~ Rude-imentary Truth