Ancestor Song Concert – June 10 2018

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My main project, Ancestor Song! Epic folk, sweeping ocean melodies and Korean drum. This is what I have created when I’m not being destroyed by oppression. Anthems for fierce feminists freeing ourselves of anger and hate, and coming into our power. Playground Festival of New Work Presents Ancestor Song by Janice Jo Lee Sun June […]

Defining Home With The Legend of Sing Hey

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Article Link SHYENNE MACDONALD JANUARY 10, 2018 Look around you. Look at the buildings, the shops and the schools. Look at all the things that make up the Kitchener Waterloo area, all the things that make up your community. Do you think this is where you belong? Are you happy here? If your answer is no, […]

Ragged Company wins Waterloo Reads’ book battle

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Article Link Lively debate of top 10 Canadian books as chosen by Waterloo residents CBC News Posted: Oct 18, 2017 7:30 AM ET Ragged Company by Richard Wagamese has been named the top book in the Waterloo Reads battle of the books. The novel came out on top after a lively debate at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex […]

Janice Lee Confronts the Uncomfortable

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Article Link SAM NABI JULY 6, 2017 Janice Jo Lee’s new play, Will You Be My Friend, attracted multiple sold-out shows at the Conrad Centre in downtown Kitchener during its inaugural run from June 22 to 25. Billed as a musical comedy, this one-woman show follows Lee’s quest for friendship and validation as a Korean […]

People’s Tribune: ‘Without justice there can be no love’

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Article Link June 2017 Editor’s Note: Janice Jo Lee’s album, Sing Hey, begins with three deep breaths, as if she’s thinking through what she has to say before launching into a kind of slam-sung poem of tough self-talk. That opener, “All the Times You Were Silent,” kicks off a seamless and stunning mix of soulful folk, blues […]

UW alumna highlighting local talent in documentary

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Article Link By Keira Koroma  January 17, 2017 Becca Redden, 2016 graduate of the former UW independent studies program, continues her independent streak with ambitious documusical Sing Hey, collaborating with past Kitchener Artist in Residence Janice Lee. While at UW, Redden utilised the relative freedom of the independent studies program to focus on social justice and media, so […]

Projects Coming Out In 2018

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It’s going to be a big year for me friends! The Legend of Sing Hey  Feature documusical directed by Becca Redden. Premieres Feb 10, 2018, 2pm Princess Twin Cinema, Waterloo, $10 BUY TICKET           Will You Be My Friend A Musical Satire by Janice Jo Lee A remount of my one-person […]

Opening for Alysha Brilla Album Release

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Mark your calendars! *Friday, Sept 29th* Better yet, get your tickets in advance: Tickets available now: https://alyshabrillastarlight.eventbrite.ca/  Alysha Brilla & The Brilltones invite you to come celebrate Brilla’s fourth studio album release, “Rooted”; a rhythmic collection of songs with themes of inner strength, empowerment and spirituality. Let’s get Rooted. This hometown show will be part of […]

The Dream Tour with Elsa Jayne

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Teaming up with my friend, fellow Kitchener-Waterloo folk musician Elsa Jayne for a little tour in Southern Ontario. We have put together a few song collaborations and had a lot of fun with our cloud scene photoshoot. Come to our shows! Fri March 24, 2017, 8pm, Mahtay Cafe St Catharines, $10 Sat March 25, 2017, […]

Folk Alliance Intl Official Showcases

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I am excited to announce that I have been selected as an Official Showcase Artist for Folk Alliance International’s 2017 Conference called Forbidden Folk, in Kansas City. Looking forward to meeting folk artists and festival organizers from around the world! Big shout out to my friend and mentor Alysha Brilla for helping me reach this […]