Body percussion, improvisation, harmonies, rhythm and poetry. Janice will guide you through a cypher (jam) together, listening and creating. This is a fun interactive workshop for people of all ages and experience.
About Janice Jo Lee
Janice Jo Lee (she/they) is a queer folk musician based in Tkaronto, Ontario. She is a second generation Canadian settler and twenty-seventh generation Korean. She is a contemporary folk- roots-jazz singer songwriter, composer-sound designer, spoken word poet, theatre maker, and arts/anti-oppression facilitator.
Lee’s new album Ancestor Song launches in 2023. Lee says that “these melodies access a musical spirit deep in my blood memory. Melodies I feel have been passed down to me by my ancestors, who gave me the voice in my chest and my body as an instrument.” Many songs depict water as a force of healing, power, drowning and destruction.
On stage she performs spoken word pieces and songs built on layers of cascading harmonies. With her guitar, looping pedal, trumpet, Korean janggu drum, disarmingly funny candour and poetically-rich lyrics, Lee commands the stage. She conjures warm energy, asks questions about our times, and leaves audiences rejuvenated and aglow.