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by AñaVañA

Original Rock/Reggae with sultry female vocals and world flavors. "A pleasant alternative to No Doubt"---- NY Rock
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Colors Fading
3:40 $0.99
2. Let Me Be
3:56 $0.99
3. Bow Your Head
3:37 $0.99
4. I'm Responsible
3:20 $0.99
5. Captain Careless
4:09 $0.99
6. You Can't Read My Mind
4:39 $0.99
7. Had Me Fooled
3:38 $0.99
8. One Good Reason
4:20 $0.99
9. Just Wanted To Love You
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10. Backstabber
4:05 $0.99
11. Perfect Harmony
3:39 $0.99
12. Taken Away
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Album Notes
AñaVañA (pronounced onya-vonya) is a Rock / Reggae band from New York City. The group signed with Zip Records in December of 2003, and their debut album has been released to rave reviews:

"Annastasia can move from belting it out to shy schoolgirl in a heartbeat, and admirably covers all points in between... a pleasant alternative to No Doubt"---- NY Rock

"AñaVañA has it all... musicianship and control in their songwriting... very refreshing... Rock, Reggae, Latin and a little Jazz... very unique... Anna's style of singing ranges from gutsy, to the sexy jazz style of Norah Jones... Virtually every song has the potential for radio play" ---- Breakthrough Connections

"The main difference between Annastasia Victory and Gwen Stefani is that Victory can also belt it out as well as purr... this is radio worthy" ---- Collected Sounds

"It's power pop-it's reggae... body-moving with thump thump drums, muscular guitars, rumbling bass... intellectual with creative arrangements, skillful performances, interesting lyrics... complex and highly structured... I love the vocals... a tight, proficient band"---- Jahworks

"Amazing... Sade meets Rock and Reggae"---- Gene Simmons (Madd Maxx Entertainment)

"An intriguing blend of Rock and Reggae... sophisticated, lyrically and musically"---- Dagwood Radio

"Front woman Annastasia Victory delivers a distinctive other-worldly quality... exotic... an uncommon spark"---- Fufkin.com

"Annastasia's vocals are smooth and sexy... experience a new world in their unique diverse music mixture"---- Cool NY

AñaVañA invites anyone who hears the CD to return to this page and leave a review of the record, but please be honest, we need to know what you did and didn't like so we can continue to make the best records we can (for us and you).

Thank you for dropping by to visit AñaVañA. We hope to see you again very soon.



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Ras Richard

very good album
I am mostly a 70's roots reggae listener but I also listen to other genres as well. AnaVana reminds me of the punk bands of the 80's mixed with modern sounds. Their sound is very unique and I highly recommend it.....Jah Bless!!!

Leonid Gurevich (Independent Press)

Impressive and higly recomended
The Cd is absolutely fantastical. The more you listen to it, the deeper you fell in love with Annastasia's voice, Ian's guitars and their original, unexpected and inspiring copositions. That CD is amazingly versatile: you can listen to it, you can dance to it, you can fuck to it, you can break up to it. Bravo, Anavana!!

Collected Sounds

Cool stuff
AñaVañA is classified as Reggae, and I guess they are, but not your classic Marley reggae. They have a definite pop flair to them as well. Maybe even ska, as they remind me a little of No Doubt.

Annastasia Victory is the lead singer as well as keyboard player. Her voice is not as high and childish as Gwen Stefani's voice, but still has a little bit of a girly quality. The main difference is that Victory can also belt it out as well as purr and all in that oh so slight and lovely accent that I can't quite place.

The musicianship in this band is very professional as is the production. High quality in both regards. This is radio worthy.

Katya T

Just fantabulous
This album is great. Original, talented, and spicey!
Love it

James Love (Toolshed Productions)

This cd is one of the best independently released cd's I have heard in a while. Refreshingly, clear crisp and poignant. The sound of the band is reminiscent of No Doubt, 311 and the soulful Ska music Fishbone played. This is a must have in your cd collection.

Kyle Neumann (Chaotic Culture Magazine)

Innovative... Worth adding to your collection
"Annastasia’s voice is similar to the likes of Joan Osborne and Janis Joplin... the band is reminiscent of Ozomatli and Ziggy Marley combined with more guitars... For those who look for something new and innovative to listen to, AñaVañA is worth adding to your collection."

Jeffrey Morgan (Detroit Metro Times)

Funky is the word for this debut
"Part sassy Debby Harry and part sultry Sade, funky is the word for this debut disc by chameleonic pop singer Annastasia Victory Kuporosova and her reggae-tinged band."

Dave Howell (FM Sound)

Singer/Songwriting and rock rarely combine as well as they do on this CD.
AñaVañA presents itself as a rock/reggae band, although they actually have much more to offer. The songwriting by bandleaders Annastasia Victory and Ian C. Bouras is what stands out here. The songs are based around Victory's singing, as they should be. She can sing both grunge rock, as on the opener "Colors Fading," and ballads like "I'm Responsible."
All of the twelve cuts are love songs, although most of them are about love gone wrong. The titles "Backstabber" and "Had Me Fooled" pretty much tell the story.
The only reggae instrument is Bouras's rhythm guitar. His overtracked guitar leads are rooted in rock. A few songs, though, like "Captain Careless," have a nice Jamaican lilt.
Even though all the songs are written by two people and share similar themes, they vary enough to maintain interest. Victory plays piano on "You Can't Read My Mind". A few, like “Bow Your Head,” have snatches of Middle Eastern music.
And a few are truly great, like the melodic, radio-friendly "Had Me Fooled," and "One Good Reason" which features Victory's dramatic singing in a slight Russian accent (her full name is Annastasia Victory Kuporosova).
All too often ballads are the kiss of death on rock-based CDs, but "Just Wanted to Love You” is great, reminiscent of a Dido song (only far better). Others like “Let Me Be,” sound a bit like Sade with a heavier beat.
Singer/songwriting and rock rarely combine as well as they do on this CD. Hopefully we will hear many more songs from this duo.

Jon Kammer

Beautiful music. The album gets better after each listen!!!!
Big Up Yourselves AnaVana. This CD is refreshing, uplifting, beautiful music, real lyrics, great songwriting, hypnotizing breakdowns, all around fantastic work. The album gets better after each listen. I can see songs off this album in a movie. Congrats and much respek and success.