Singer-songwriter Anita Antoinette creates insightful, passionate melodies that combine the soulfulness of her Jamaican roots with a profound understanding of the world we inhabit. A riveting, inspirational performer, she shares passion and intensity with audiences large and small. Her stirring original compositions offer a unique take on the reggae tradition, incorporating elements of jazz, blues, funk and soul to create a musical hybrid that enchants the mind and lifts the spirit.
Daughter of reggae icon Clinton Fearon, Anita grew up dancing to the rhythm of her father’s songs in Kingston, Jamaica. She came to the United States in 1996, where she settled first in South Boston and then New Britain, Connecticut with her mother, brothers, and sister. A self-taught singer and guitarist, Anita began writing her own music as a teenager, inspired both by her father and legends such as Bob Marley, India Arie, and Erykah Badu. She graduated from the prestigious Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts in 2008, and was accepted to the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Music with a Concentration in Music Business and Songwriting
Anita Antoinette has performed on stages throughout New England, the Northeast and the Pacific Northwest, including a 2008 appearance at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. She has appeared on the 3rd and 7th season of NBC's hit show, "The Voice". Her season 7 audition has been dubbed the 2nd best audition in the history of the show by TV Guide and she worked her way to be one of the top 10 finalists. She easily became one of the most loved and talked about contestants on “The Voice.”
In June of 2016 Anita Antoinette was appointed Caribbean American Heritage Month Musical Ambassador by The Institute of Caribbean Studies. As Musical Ambassador her responsibility was to bring awareness and celebrate the contributions Caribbean Americans make on the world and enhance Caribbean traditions. This gave Anita the opportunity to perform her single “Care” which was released on June 15th 2016 at The White House, Capitol Hill, and The Inter-American Development Bank.
Anita released her debut LP (Smile) September 23rd 2017. An artist in every sense of the word, Anita Antoinette paints, writes poetry, draws and takes pictures while continuing to write and produce music.