Friday, September 23, 2022

Black and white photo of a person with lush curly hair wearing a dark turtleneck shirt and resting their head on a propped up arm.

Americans for the Arts is thrilled to collaborate with musician India Carney as our 2022 Ambassador for National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM). India will use her platform throughout the month of October to advocate for artists and share her love of culture and journey to becoming a professional musician as we promote the crucial role of the arts and humanities in promoting individual wellbeing, addressing trauma, connecting cultures, highlighting inequities, and making our communities healthier and stronger. India also was a special guest at the October Member Briefing celebrating National Arts & Humanities Month.

Singer, songwriter, vocal arranger, vocal coach, and actress India Carney is a native of Brooklyn, New York, and graduate of LaGuardia Arts High (The “FAME”) School. India finished her classical music training at UCLA. Before graduating college, India made her national television debut on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning series “The Voice – Season Eight” where she wowed audiences and celebrity judges as the Top 5. India’s original music fuses her pop, folk, classical, R&B, a cappella, jazz, and musical theater influences. Her debut single “Human,” a personal account on equality, representation, and empathy, released last May and her upcoming single “God Forbid” releases this fall.

As a background and session singer, India has toured with award-winning pop artist Katy Perry and has sung for Grammy-award winning artists including Dua Lipa, Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, Meghan Trainor, H.E.R., and Christina Aguilera.

Watch India perform her original song “Human” below!