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Katrina Clements

April 4, 2018

Staff picks of UTSA Underground acts. Andria Rose & The Youth In 2017 frontwoman Andria Rose played as a solo artist and since has “fallen in love with the environment and intimacy,” so this year she created an indie pop band. Andria Rose & the Youth just came off tour with The Maria’s and celebrated being ba...

AMEA Singing “Sweet Talker” – Behind the Beat

Kat Joseph, Chase Otero, and Enrique Bonilla

November 15, 2017

AMEA rocks at Imagine Books and Records, bringing her bringing her blend of R&B, neo-soul and hip-hop with her powerful voice. Find AMEA at her website Her music is at and on iTunes.   Videographers- Enrique Bonilla and Chase Otero Video editor-...

Books, bands and buds

AMEA, UTSA Sociology graduate student, shares her smooth soulful sound during a video recording session. Chase Otero/The Paisano

Audrey Vela

October 19, 2017

Imagine Books and Records celebrate its 6th anniversary with books and bands this weekend. Ezra Hurd, son of Don Hurd, the owner of the cozy bookstore, gave some insight of the inspiration behind the event and what the store stands for. The family operated business has their own style in every unique w...

Sociologist AMEA refreshes R&B in San Antonio

Photos by Sergio Ramirez. Courtesy of AMEA

Enrique Bonilla

May 10, 2017

According to her heart break-inspired and softly spoken lyrics, AMEA is a “Resident of hypocrisy and adamant lust,” but on campus she is a sociology graduate student, panelist at  2017’s Music Biz Day and research assistant. Oklahoma native Ayanna Moriah-Eliza Allen (a.k.a AMEA) has been stirring waves in t...

Amea to compete at SASG

Amea is a UTSA alumn, currently enrolled as a graduate student while pursuing music.

Raquel E. Alonzo

November 10, 2016

Amea, 24-year-old musician and UTSA alumna, appeared on the music scene in March of 2015 with her first mixtape titled “In The Mind of Amea Vol. 1.” She graduated shortly after with her bachelor’s degree and is currently enrolled as a grad student for sociology. She released her second mixtape...