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Emanuel DeAnda Photo Signature

Emmanuel “Manny” DeAnda is a singer/songwriter/producer/performer/educator. Born in the city of Pittsburgh, Pa. and a graduate of Westinghouse High School, his music journey began locally in 1999 with the founding of the boy band “Crave”. The local success story consisted of himself and two of his former classmates. Crave had huge local success in Pittsburgh with the support from radio stations, record sales and many concert performances, culminating with them receiving the Key To The City presented by former mayor Luke Ravenstahl, as well as a proclamation. “Crave Day” is recognized every year on July 21’st. Emmanuel received national attention by joining popular boy band Pretty Ricky in 2008. Touring the country and abroad, Emmanuel has made 7 appearances on BET’s 106 n Park, The Monique Show in its inaugural season, as well as several music collaborations with major artists such as Snoop Dogg, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Keke Wyatt, H-Town and Jodeci to name a few. As an educator, Emmanuel has worked for local community based organizations The Ymca Lighthouse Project, 1Hood and currently serving as a teaching artist for Hip Hop On Lock and the Propel Creative Arts.

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