Kindred the Family Soul

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Kindred the Family Soul
Kindred the Family Soul at the 2007 Black Lily Film & Music Festival at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in May 2007
Background information
Also known as Kindred
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Genres R&B, soul, neo soul, jazz
Years active 2002–present
Labels Hidden Beach, Shanachie
Associated acts Jill Scott
Members Fatin Dantzler
Aja Graydon

Kindred the Family Soul, also referred to as Kindred, are an American R&B, soul, and neo soul duo consisting of the married couple of Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon. Signed to Hidden Beach Recordings, Kindred emerged from the Philadelphia neo soul movement that also includes Jill Scott, who discovered them while the couple was performing at the Black Lily Film & Music Festival.[1]

After two years of work on the CD, Hidden Beach issued their debut album Surrender to Love in February 2003, which included, among others, the songs "Stars" and "Far Away". Their follow-up album was 2005's In This Life Together—its title being a reference to Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee's 1998 book With Ossie & Ruby: In This Life Together—, spawning the single "Where Would I Be (The Question)".

The duo were nominated for a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album, Group Band or Duo for Surrender to Love in 2004[2] and a BET Award for the BET J Cool Like That Award in 2006.[3] The group's third LP, The Arrival, was released on October 21, 2008.



  • Surrender to Love (2003)
  • In This Life Together (2005)
  • The Arrival (2008)
  • Love Has No Recession (2011)
  • A Couple Friends (2014)


Year Single Chart positions Album
U.S. R&B U.S. R&B Airplay U.S. Adult R&B U.S. R&B Recurrents U.S. R&B Recurrent Airplay
2003 "Far Away" 53 52 - 6 6 Surrender to Love
2004 "Stars" 101 - - 10 9
2006 "Where Would I Be (The Question)" 41 40 10 2 1 In This Life Together
"Woman First" 112 - 22 - -
"Thru Love" - - 33 - -
2008 "House of Love" 86 - 26 - - The Arrival
2011 "Magic Happens" 99 - 36 - - Love Has No Recession


  1. ^ "Kindred the Family Soul – Full Biography". MTV. Retrieved 2008-05-10. 
  2. ^ "2004 Soul Train Music Awards Nominees". Billboard. February 19, 2004. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Mitchell, Gail (May 16, 2006). "Jamie, Mary, Missy, Busta Lead BET Nominations". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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