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Janice Jo Lee Trio

4:45 – 5:45 pm | Aug 28th
Stage In The Park | Harbourfront Centre

In a world that is crumbling before us, how do we take care of ourselves and each other? Janice Jo Lee presents a set of songs and poems about repair, courage and the healing power of water. Expect cascading vocal harmonies, inspired by traditional Korean melody and American jazz harmony. Joining Janice Jo Lee will be Roa Lee and Camila Diaz-Varela.

About the Artists

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Janice Jo Lee

Folk Artist

“Lee has a mischievous twinkle in her eye and a marvellous spontaneity” – Now Toronto

“An iron fist in a slowly-removed velvet glove.” – Mooney on Theatre

Janice Jo Lee (she/they) is a dynamic soul-folk singer-songwriter and spoken word poet of Korean settler ancestry. Her new record Ancestor Song is epic folk music, powerful and cathartic. The songs deliver tumbling jazzy melodies, waves of harmonies and social justice anthems for the people. On stage she creates looping landscapes with her voice, guitar, trumpet and Korean janggu drum. Lee is a hard femme queer radical and is known for being disarmingly hilarious, off-the-cuff and fearlessly honest. Janice Jo Lee also works as an actor, theatre maker, sound designer, arts facilitator and anti-oppression educator.

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Janice Jo Lee

Gayageum Musician

Roa (HyunYoung) Lee is a Gayageum musician, composer and instructor. Her music is based on traditional Korean music and integrates different elements from world music. A passionate explorer of fusion and new music, she has recently performed and collaborated with the Aga Khan Museum, Small World Music, and the Korean Traditional Music Association of Canada.

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Camil@ Diaz-Varela

Singer-Songwriter

Camil@ Díaz-Varela (they/them) is a theatre maker, musician, and mariposa with Mexican roots. They compose music for theatre and live performance, and perform both as an actor in theatre and as an independent singer-songwriter. They are passionate about the capacity of live performance to transform social and political barriers.

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