With the release of her debut CD, “Beautiful Flower”, Ayanna Gregory introduced herself to the world. For this singer, songwriter educator and activist, music and art are more than entertainment; they are her mission. And with penetrating depth, Ayanna’s music is making audiences feel and heal. In a time so needy of real music, Ayanna is bringing to the world a most beautiful and meaningful brand of Soul Music.Ayanna is no stranger to the entertainment world. While growing up as the daughter of celebrated Comedian and Human Rights Activist Dick Gregory, she was blessed with the opportunity to interact with such mega talents as Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson. But the glamour of the entertainment world isn’t what resonated most with her. Raised with a deep awareness and concern for Human Rights, Ayanna’s musical roots are steeped in the struggle of the “Freedom Movement”. Ayanna knew early on that her gift of song would be her gift to the struggle. Ayanna’s mission continues to take her around the country and across the globe. In addition to her life as a soul singer, she spends much of her time as an educator and motivational speaker, teaching life skills and creative arts to school children and lecturing before diverse audiences. Her newest creation is a powerful One Woman Show, “Daughter Of The Struggle”. This performance recreates Ayanna’s beautiful and and inspiring journey as the daughter of a freedom fighter. Ayanna recorded works include “Beautiful Flower” (2003), “Ballad For My Father: Tribute to Dick Gregory” (2007), “Now” (2011), and most recently a Children’s Album entitled, “I DREAM A WORLD” ( 2013). Songstress, writer, dramatist, educator and activist, Ayanna Gregory is etching out her place in the world, a place for a beautiful flower.