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janïsa

Toronto, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2011

Toronto, Canada
Established on Jan, 2011
Solo R&B Soul

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Still working on that hot first release.

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Janïsa sings, writes and produces for stage, recording and film. Born in Toronto to a Jamaican mother and Vincentian father, Janïsa started performing at the age of 12, and her sound has grown to encompass gospel, jazz, r&b, soul and electronic soul. With thousands of hours performing as a singer-songwriter and for corporate and wedding gigs, Janïsa’s professionalism permeates her approach and presentation. A consummate performer, Janisa’s versatility and talent have informed her career’s expansion from singer to actor to producer.

Through her music, Janïsa makes sense of and communicates significant moments in her life—she understands music as a healing force that can connect people and invites her audience to relate to her experiences. 

A graceful strength underlies Janïsa’s stage and film presence, capturing the attention of the audience and critics alike. She narrated, composed and underscored the music for Ravi Jain’s award-winning staging of Salt-Water Moon. The play toured nationally, and in a review  for Vancouver Presents, Janïsa (then performing as Ania Soul) was described as using her “silky voice to fill the dreamy, lovesick songs, skilfully accompanying herself on the acoustic guitar.” Janïsa’s feature film debut will be in the upcoming release of This Place (Mutuals Production COMPANY, 2021).

Janïsa’s journey led her to establish the Mother Artist Society to gather, connect, support and advocate for mothers and their art; this was based on her own experiences with the particular kind of marginalization faced by creative women.

Janïsa is completing an album exploring her experiences with isolation at different points in her life.

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