Azra,will be touring the east coast this June, performing at Pride festivals in cities like Queens, NewYork, Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD and Philadelphia, PA. This string of dates comes in support of Azra’s debut EP, Freedom, which was released on March3rd, 2017. Featuring inspiring lyrics and uplifting hooks, Freedom encourages listeners to be their authentic selves and live in their own unconventional way. “The LGBTQ community and Pride events inspire us to be ourselves and accept others no matter the challenges – to shine through, and move forward together, as one,” Azra explains. “I am honored to sing and share my songs on stage for Pride because I will be able to sing for what we all are standing for– celebrating our beautiful individuality.” For more information, please visit: http://azraofficial.com.
Born in South Korea, it was there that Azra discovered her passion for the performing arts at the early age of four. Her family moved to California when she was nine years old, and it was via music that Azra first began to learn English. She continued honing her passion for performing through involvement in musical theater, bands, church choirs, and hip hop dance teams.
She continued to perform over the years, which included dancing for a prominent hip hop dance company at Boston University and singing as part of an NYC girl group. While in college, Azra also started her own brand consulting, people coaching business called CLÚ INC, which led to a corporate management position for one of the Big 4 consulting companies.
In addition to her work in the corporate world, Azra began modeling not long after graduation. She was discovered by a fashion photographer in Boston and entered a modeling competition, at which she was named the International Fashion Super Model winner. Azra was also chosen as the winner of America’s Next Top Model for the CW28 New England Division. She went on to sign with agencies in Boston, New York City, and Los Angeles, where she walked the runways for designers for fashion week shows and appeared in print ads and commercials.
Azra eventually realized that music was a calling she could not escape. She recently launched her own record label under the CLÚ umbrella, CLÚ Records, on which she released her debut EP Freedom. Written and recorded in LA in 2016, the EP can only be described as a mixture of pop, rock, and dance. It pulls inspiration from Azra’s past struggles with music, self-expression, and love. By sharing her own story, Azra hopes to inspire others to live life for themselves.
Azra will be performing at a number of Pride festivals along the east coast this June. For more information, please visit: www.AzraOfficial.com