"Knowing I am helping someone through my music is such an amazing feeling. Words can't describe it. My heart smiles... and knowing in my heart that I am sending out positive vibrations to everyone who hears my music is enough motivation for me. I am just so happy that I can do what I love and use what I have been given to move in a positive direction!"
~ Avaire Brenyo, 18
A New Star in The Mirror
"I can see it so clear when I imagine.
A world that keeps no secrets
A universe of happy people
We can't give up before we try..."
Just a few lines from a song called "EQUATOR LOVE" ... shared to me by one of my friends. I fell in love with it instantly, and it made me even happier when I found out who sang it, an 18 year old artist named Avaire Brenyo. It gives me so much joy knowing that we have, in our youth, a breed of souls that dedicate their work manifesting love and just using that energy to lift others, and in turn lift themselves. I've always looked to the Universe for signs, that things are going to be okay, and getting connected with people like Avaire is just a loud enough message that there is hope... that it is possible to thrive in a world that is immersed in greed and anger and pain... by following our passions, by doing what we have always dreamed of doing, by singing our heart song, we can only come together and gather in peace, if we focus on what truly matters, we bring ourselves into oneness. There really is no way to love... Love is the way. It is with great pleasure that I share Avaire's love and light with you today.
Tell me a bit about yourself. (Roots, Growing -up years, Family Life)
I was born in Paraguay as "Evar Francisco". I was adopted at 6 months into a military family by my beautiful parents, Mike and Mimi Brenyo. Being in a military family, we had to move every few years. We spent 4 years in Okinawa, Japan, and 5 years in Tokyo. I am 18 now, so I spent just about half of my life out in Japan! I loved it so much. Currently I am living in NC and I'm taking music classes in a community college.
I have always loved music. I am the only one in my family who sings. I would always sing at lunch with my friend Nico C. who played guitar when I lived in Japan. It felt so good. So I started working with different artists in Japan...different producers...and just went on from there!
I was a part of this amazing project in Yokohama with this Japanese band. Hirofumi (the producer) saw a cover song Nico and I made of "Man In The Mirror" and he contacted me. Soon after, I signed a one time contract as an artist. A practice session he filmed in one of the times we all met up (Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror (cover) MJCX Full) is posted online.
What motivates you to do what you are doing?
Knowing I am helping someone through my music is such an amazing feeling. Words can't describe it. My heart smiles... and knowing in my heart that I am sending out positive vibrations to everyone who hears my music is enough motivation for me. I am just so happy that I can do what I love and use what I have been given to move in a positive direction!
A day in the life of Avaire...
I wake up, meditate, if I wake up early enough... I watch the sunrise, then I get some food in my system. After breakfast I head to college. I come back home, work on music, write, network with people on Skype, And then watch the sunset from this lake by my house. I come back home and work on more music, whatever is on my mind at the time... and I usually have A LOT on my mind.(laughs)
I'm not sure. (laughs)
What is Love for you?
I can't explain it.... again! (laughs again)
Good answer... it really is hard to pin it down to words. Your major influences?
James Brown, Frankie J, Michael Jackson, Craig David, Claude Kelly
What future do you see for the world and yourself?
A BRIGHT future, full of LOVE.
What's in the pipeline? Any big plans?
At the moment... everything is up in the air.
As it should be! Okay, if you have ONE MESSAGE to the world, what would it be?
Love yourself, it all starts when you begin to love yourself. Everything will unfold as it should.
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